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Taiwan, S’pore close to signing FTA
After two years of negotiations, Taiwan and Singapore may be close to signing a free trade agreement.
PHL studying FTA possibility with Taiwan for agri exports
The Philippines is conducting a feasibility study for a bilateral free trade agreement with Taiwan that would allow the export of farm products to the Taiwanese market.
Full-blown RP-Taiwan FTA mulled
A full-blown free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and Taiwan is being explored abandoning an earlier proposal to create a special economic corridor that would include only Subic and Clark freeport zones and Kaohsiung.
Taiwan-Singapore trade pact near final stage: officials
Talks on a Taiwan-Singapore free trade agreement "have nearly concluded" and are expected to yield a result in the first half of 2013, Taiwanese officials said Monday.
Obstacles to an Indonesia-Taiwan economic partnership
More often than not, whenever a Taiwanese official pays a visit to Jakarta, there is usually one question on his mind: “Dude […] where’s my FTA?”
Expert proposes Taiwan-South Korea FTA
Taiwan should deepen trade talks with China and work to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea to race against the upcoming China-Japan-South Korea FTA negotiations, an expert on East Asia said Thursday.
Taiwan should focus on joining RCEP, instead of TPP: scholars
Taiwan should focus on joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), instead of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), local scholars said Friday.
European scholars urge EU to ink FTA with Taiwan
Several European scholars called for a free trade agreement (FTA) between Taiwan and the European Union Wednesday at a one-day forum co-hosted by a major French think tank and Taiwan’s representative office in Paris.
European chamber to release study on potential EU-Taiwan trade pact
A study on a potential trade agreement between the European Union and Taiwan will be released on Sept. 20 in Taipei, according to the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei (ECCT).
Taiwan’s dignity should be maintained in FTA signings: academic
Taiwan should maintain its dignity when it signs Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with other countries, a National Taiwan University professor said Wednesday.
Cut wages, sign FTAs, says pro-industry forum
Industrial heavyweights yesterday urged the government to speed up the signing of free-trade agreements with major trading partners and take concrete steps to make the nation more business-friendly.
China offers protection to Taiwan investors
China and Taiwan have signed their first investor-protection agreement in the latest sign of the momentum behind President Ma Ying-jeou’s drive to strengthen his country’s relationship with China, its biggest trade partner and frequent political adversary.
US official to visit Taiwan amid trade talks push
A senior US diplomat is to visit Taiwan this month, officials said Wednesday, as Taipei looks to resume free trade talks with Washington after lifting a six-year-old ban on some US beef imports.
DPP lawmaker calls for more research on critical issues
Systematic research and policy formulation on critical issues such as free-trade agreements (FTA) are important for Taiwan and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), according to DPP Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim
Ma touts FTAs as way to revive flagging economy
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday pledged to speed up trade liberalization and raise the nation’s international competitiveness by seeking to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership within the next eight years and signing free-trade agreements with major trade partners.
US pushes trade partners to lift ractopamine ban
The Office of the US Trade Representative yesterday urged US trading partners to eliminate any trade barriers caused by a ban against the use of leanness-enhancing feed additive ractopamine, following a Codex Alimentarius Commission decision to establish maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the drug in beef and pork.
Taiwan should not rush trade pact negotiations: minister
Taiwan should not rush negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs) with its trade partners, the head of the Council for Economic Planning and Development said Wednesday, in light of upcoming trade talks among China, Japan and South Korea.
Taiwan, South Korea start talks on investment pact
Taiwan has started talks with South Korea on a bilateral investment protection agreement, Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Francis Liang said Friday.
US envoy urges Taiwan to open market amid beef row
Washington’s de facto ambassador to Taiwan on Wednesday urged the island to further open its market if it hopes to sign a trade deal with the US, amid a lingering dispute over American beef imports.
Taiwan activists protest against U.S. beef
Larger trade talks between Taiwan and the United States have stalled as a result of the country’s indecision about accepting US beef imports.