Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Taiwan, Ireland negotiating on tax agreement: president

Taiwan, Ireland negotiating on tax agreement: president

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday that the Republic of China and Ireland have enjoyed close exchanges in recent years and that the two sides are now negotiating on signing an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation to further boost bilateral trade. The president noted that Ireland has offered Taiwanese nationals visa-free treatment since 2009. From 2010, Taiwanese nationals have been able to obtain an Irish driver's license without a test under a reciprocity agreement if they have a valid license from Taiwan. The two sides also started a working holiday program in 2013. The president noted that Taiwan and Ireland are both small and open economies that have exports as their prime movers of economic development. In May 2014, a Taiwanese trade delegation went to Dublin, the Irish capital, to attend the first economic cooperation conference between the two countries, where its members had close and wide-ranging exchanges with representatives of Ireland's information and communications, energy and financial sectors. The Irish Exporters Association and Taiwan's Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association also signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation. The president made the remarks when he received an Irish parliamentary delegation at the Presidential Office. (By Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-25 20:41 GMT+08:00