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EU to upgrade trade ties with Taiwan as China warns Brussels ‘not to gamble on this issue’
The European Union will upgrade its trade and investment relations with Taiwan, as it looks to tap into Taipei’s “role as a hi-tech leader”, having earlier ditched the plan to avoid angering China.
Taiwan passes CPTPP-compliant intellectual property amendments
The new legal framework for intellectual property rights will meet the standards set out in the CPTPP free trade agreement, and is expected to help in the country’s negotiations to join the 11-member trade bloc.
Parliamentary committee recommends that UK and Taiwan should join the CPTPP, but not China
Australian trade committee recommends that Australia support the applications of the UK and Taiwan, but places conditions on support for China’s accession.
Taiwan lifts ban on Fukushima food in push to join trade bloc
Taiwan lifted its ban on most food imports from areas around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, removing an irritant in the bilateral relationship and making it easier for Japan’s government to support Taiwan joining an Asia-Pacific trade deal.
Taiwan’s dual challenges in joining the CPTPP
Since both Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China announced their intentions to join the CPTPP in September 2021, discussions about their relative chances of success have largely centered around a binary construct.
Taiwan considers lifting ban on Japanese food imports to improve odds of joining CPTPP
Taiwan looks set to lift a long-standing ban on imports of food products from five Japanese prefectures as it seeks to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Japan, Singapore vow to keep TPP free trade pact’s high standards
Trade ministers of Japan and Singapore pledged to maintain the high standards of market access and rules of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, which China and Taiwan made a bid to join last year.
Taiwan, Canada to start talks on investment agreement
Taiwan and Canada have agreed to start talks on an investment protection agreement, both governments said on Monday, part of the Chinese-claimed island’s efforts to boost ties with fellow democracies in the face of growing pressure from Beijing.
Taiwan electronics sector looking for business opportunities in Nigeria
Taiwan hopes to update 1994 investment agreement.
Taiwan votes against referendums on US trade in major setback for opposition
The Taiwanese government hopes the result will bolster its case to join the CPTPP and remove a stumbling block for a free trade deal with the United States.
India, Taiwan start talks on free trade agreement
India and Taiwan have begun talks on a free trade pact, a bilateral investment agreement and creating a semiconductor manufacturing hub in the country.
China approves lower tariffs with Taiwan for 2022 in line with cross-strait agreement
The ECFA between Taiwan and China came into effect in 2010, and it officially expired last year, though neither side appears to have formally terminated it.
Nicaragua repeals trade agreement with Taiwan after resuming ties with China
Nicaragua’s parliament on Tuesday repealed the free trade agreement (FTA) signed in December 2006 with Taiwan, after last week severing diplomatic ties with the island in favor of Beijing.
The geopolitics of China’s CPTPP move
Nowhere is the intersection between geopolitics and geoeconomics more evident than the accession negotiations under the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The CPTPP isn’t just a trade deal for Taiwan, it’s a survival plan
Taipei could not afford to wait to request entry once Beijing got in the game. Yet the CPTPP is at the heart of mapping out Taiwan’s long-term survival, not just a means to remain competitive in global markets.
Why is Taiwan using APEC to lobby to join the CPTPP trade pact?
When Taiwan aimed to join the first incarnation of the CPTPP, the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership, it garnered little support due to concerns about China.
CPTPP members ’welcome’ Taiwan’s bid to join: New Zealand official
Any new entry in the CPTPP requires the unanimous support of all the trade bloc’s members.
‘EU agrees on cooperation with Taipei’
European Parliament’s committee President said that he would continue to push for closer ties between the EU and Taiwan, and advocate for a bilateral investment agreement.
New US pork rules a boon to farmers
Lawmakers are concerned about the consequences for Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP if people vote to ban the import of pork products containing ractopamine residue in a referendum on Dec. 18.
India keen to sign pact with Taiwan to secure microprocessor supply
India is looking to quickly sign a preferential trade agreement with Taiwan with a special focus on securing a steady supply of microprocessors, electronic components and precision tools, senior officials said.