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Taiwan Parliament occupied by protesters for 1st time in history
Protesters and civic groups have stormed into the Taiwanese Parliament after hearing the ruling KMT ram through the agreement on free trade in services with China.
US welcomes Taiwan membership in TPP if island fulfills criteria: diplomat
The United States would welcome Taiwan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership as long as it meets the high standards set by TPP members, Taipei’s diplomat to Washington was cited as saying yesterday.
Taiwan should learn from South Korea’s TPP strategy
Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, has recently turned aggressive in seeking to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and could learn from Korea’s strategy.
Liberalization key to Taiwan’s TPP bid: AmCham
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei urged Taiwan Thursday to speed up its efforts to liberalize its business environment to help its bid to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Envoy calls for free trade pact between Taiwan and Malaysia
The Republic of China representative to Malaysia called on the Malaysian government to consider signing an economic cooperation agreement with Taiwan.
Taiwan beefs up regional defences with 2nd phase of free trade zone
Taiwan is building up a free trade zone to counter the threat of being marginalised in the wake of trade deals being negotiated by major economies and regional Asian neighbours (TPP and RCEP).
Taipei-Manila ECA study almost complete: envoy
A feasibility study on signing an Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) between Taiwan and the Philippines is nearing completion, the Philippines’ top envoy to Taiwan said recently.
Former vice president to push Taiwan’s TPP bid in Washington
Former Vice President Vincent Siew will lead a business delegation on a visit to the United States later this month to drum up support for Taiwan’s efforts to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to Taipei’s representative office in the U.S Wednesday.
ASTEP increases bilateral investment, trade: minister
The economic partnership agreement between Taiwan and Singapore inked yesterday is likely to benefit manufacturing as well as to promote bilateral investment and trade, Economic Affairs Minister Chang Chia-juch (張家祝) said yesterday.
Taiwan, Singapore sign free-trade pact
Taiwan yesterday signed a far-reaching free-trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore — the first of its kind with a Southeast Asian country — in a move the government said would boost the nation’s efforts to pursue further economic engagement with trading partners bilaterally and multilaterally.
Taiwan’s services agreement with China triggers concerns
In recent weeks, opposition against the agreement has been getting stronger and louder in Taiwan.
ECFA beneficial to Taiwan’s pursuit of future FTAs: WTO
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), signed between Taiwan and China on June 29, 2010, helps Taiwan participate in regional economic integration, according to a book published by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in June of this year.
Ma praises Taiwan-NZ economic cooperation pact
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said July 16 that the recently concluded Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) will further boost bilateral trade and strengthen the nation’s regional economic integration prospects.
Vice economics minister calls for new procedures in FTA talks
Vice Economic Affairs Minister Cho Shih-chao agreed Monday with suggestions that a set of standard operating procedures be established in negotiating free trade agreements (FTAs) to strike a balance between confidentiality and open information.
NZ Taiwan trade deal puts heat on China FTA
The Rudd government is likely to face new pressure from rural exporters to push ahead with a free trade agreement with China after New Zealand signed a breakthrough deal with Taiwan on Wednesday.
Trade agreement with Taiwan a first
New Zealand will today become the first OECD nation to strike a free trade deal with Taiwan, promising to remove tens of millions of dollars in annual trade tariffs faced by exporters.
Taiwan deal to save millions in duties
Tens of millions of dollars of duties on New Zealand’s exports to Taiwan will be eliminated over the next four years, after the island nation signed its first trade deal with an OECD nation.
New Zealand, Taiwan sign free trade deal
New Zealand on Wednesday signed a free trade agreement with Taiwan in a deliberately low-key ceremony designed to demonstrate the South Pacific nation’s fealty to its formal relations with mainland China.
President Ma reiterates hope to join TPP and RCEP
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday reiterated the administration’s hope to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), in order to allow Taiwan to effectively take part in regional economic integration.
Taipei, Beijing ink services trade pact
Taiwan and mainland China concluded the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement June 21 in Shanghai, ushering in a new era of bilateral business ties and strengthening the island’s bid for greater regional economic integration.