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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.
Minor downsize to result from service trade deal: SEF
China will open its e-commerce, cultural and creative industries, transportation, finance, medical care, telecommunications, and travel sectors to Taiwan under the proposed deal set to be signed on June 21 during the next round of cross-strait high level talks in Shanghai.
Taiwan trying to secure FTAs with U.S., EU: president
President Ma Ying-jeou has said that his administration has been working toward signing free trade deals with the United States and the European Union, a development that sock manufacturers in Changhua County are eager to see.
Despite promising start, Taiwan misses free trade deals
The island known for moving big batches of electronics to world markets is struggling to keep a toehold in Asia politically and economically against rivals that make the same stuff and have more trade deals, writes the business magazine Forbes
Taiwan hoping to join ASEAN-led trade agreement on WTO model
Taiwan wants to take part in a proposed regional trade agreement but is still assessing the mode of participation and its impact on industry, an official of the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Saturday.
Vice minister discusses costs of TPP
Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Bill Cho (卓士昭) yesterday provided general information to lawmakers about the costs and benefits of a potential entry by Taiwan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), drawing criticism about the government’s preparedness to steer the nation toward securing a seat in the emerging regional economic integration agreement.
President pledges to create conditions for Taiwan’s TPP access
President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that his government will work hard to create the conditions for Taiwan to participate in the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership at an appropriate time.
Premier vows to keep ban on US pork containing ractopamine
Taiwan’s Premier Jiang Yi-hua said Monday that the ban on US pork containing leanness-enhancing drugs will "definitely" not be lifted while he is in office. Jiang was speaking two weeks before the issue is likely to be put on the agenda of an important round of trade talks between Taiwan and the United States.
Taiwan to use Mexico, Turkey as detours to trade with U.S., EU
Taiwan will use Mexico and Turkey as gateways to stepping up trade with the United States and the European Union, so as to reduce the impact of the free trade agreements (FTAs) between South Korea and the two major economies, according to the country’s main trade promotion body.
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.