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EU-Taiwan FTA possible in two years: EU parliamentarian
A free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and Taiwan could be sealed in about two years time, a visiting Member of the European Parliament (MEP) said Wednesday in Taiwan.
Taiwan, India should sign FTA: Taiwan representative
Taiwan and India should sign a free trade agreement (FTA) as soon as possible as a major way to boost bilateral ties, Taiwan’s representative to India, Philip Ong, said Wednesday.
Potential FTA impacts studied
The Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday said it was looking into Taiwanese industries that could suffer a potential blow after a South Korea-EU free-trade agreement (FTA) takes effect on July 1.
Taiwan Isolated by Asian Trade Agreements
A warning from a government trade council in Taiwan highlights concerns that the island has become increasingly isolated by the burgeoning network of free trade agreements connecting Asia and the rest of the world.
FTAs touted as economic panacea
The nation should seek to improve its economic performance by encouraging local enterprises to enhance their research and development and marketing capabilities, and stepping up the signing of free-trade agreements (FTA) with major global trading nations, economists said yesterday.
EU Parliament supports an Economic Cooperation Agreement with Taiwan
The European Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution to “strongly support” the concluding of an economic cooperation agreement between Taiwan and the European Union (EU).
European Parliament to pass resolution supporting Taiwan’s cause
The European Parliament is scheduled to pass a resolution on May 11 to support Taiwan’s cause. The resolution will push for the signing of a comprehensive agreement to enhance trade and economic cooperation between Taiwan and the European Union.
President Ma eyes expanded trade ties with Europe
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said he expects Taiwan-EU economic relations to continue strengthening on the back of increased collaboration in the areas of trade, commerce and investment.
Beef issues affect US-Taiwan free trade talks: U.S. official
The lingering beef dispute was why Taiwan has been unable to hold a new round of high-level trade talks with the United States and why it has lost congressional support for the negotiation, according to a US official Tuesday.
Central America: Big fish eat the small fish
Thousands of small-scale fishers in Central America are fighting for survival in the face of free trade deals, transnational corporations, mega tourism projects and pollution that is harming marine life.
ECFA benefiting wealthy: report
People who possess large amounts of capital appeared to reap benefits from the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), while those on the lower end of the economic scale absorbed the costs, a recently released report on the cross-strait China-Taiwan trade pact signed in June last year suggested.
US ties visa waivers to progress on beef exports to Taiwan
Taiwan has been informed that the import ban on US beef products containing ractopamine residue could have repercussions for the nation’s long-standing request to be included in the US visa-waiver program
Not yet time to conduct official FTA talks with India: MOEA
The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Tuesday that now is not the time to engage in official talks on the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with India.
Taiwan’s trade link with China set to grow
Taiwan is only “a quarter to a third” of the way through opening its economy to the Chinese mainland, President Ma Ying-jeou has said, indicating that he intends to expand greatly a free-trade deal that Taiwan’s opposition says has already gone too far.
Taiwan, India explore feasibility of FTA
India and Taiwan have begun work on a feasibility study to pave the way for the opening of formal talks on a free trade agreement (FTA), India’s Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Monday.
Taiwan, US at odds on beef issue
The Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks were postponed by the United States in January after Taiwan blocked some shipments of US beef upon finding that they contained residue of ractopamine, an animal feed additive banned in Taiwan
TIFA talks shelved over beef dispute
The US has decided to postpone a trade meeting with Taiwan later this month amid a dispute over US beef, the Central News Agency reported yesterday, citing unnamed Taiwanese officials.
Drug-tainted US beef removed from Taiwan markets
Three shipments of US beef have been pulled from Taiwan’s shelves after they were found to contain Ractopamine, an official said Sunday.
EU-Taiwan trade arrangements on right track: envoy
Negotiations on trade arrangements between the European Union (EU) and Taiwan are on the right track despite imbalance in bilateral trade and investment, according to a top EU diplomat in Taipei.
Vice economics minister quizzed over FTA plans
Some Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday challenged officials over the government’s post-Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) plan to seek free-trade agreements (FTAs) with as many countries as possible.