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Taiwan hopes to intensify trade with Mexico in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwan joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), it will intensify trade relations with Mexico, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡...

Trade between Taiwan and Singapore surges 36%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Trade between Taiwan and Singapore surged by 36% to reach US$31.1 billion (NT$861.67 billion) for the period from January to October despite the continuing COVID-19 pandem...

Taiwan closely monitors US plans for Indo-Pacific economic structure outside CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan said Thursday (Nov. 25) it was closely monitoring plans by the United States to create a new Indo-Pacific economic and trade framework after the North American coun...

US-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue to avoid topic of pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD), which will take place on Tuesday (Nov. 23), will not cover issues related to American pork imports ...

Joining CPTPP at top of Taiwan’s strategic agenda for 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is of the utmost importance for Taiwan as it works to promote the collective prosperity of the ...

Singapore foreign minister sees complications in Taiwan’s CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan would welcome Taiwan’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)...

TSMC founder leverages Taiwan’s chipmaking prowess to lobby for CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) made a case for Taiwan’s inclusion in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Pa...

Japanese lawmakers call for Taiwan’s entry to CPTPP with ‘Kobe Declaration’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 7th Summit on Taiwan-Japan Exchanges on Friday (Nov. 12) was attended by an unprecedented number of Japanese politicians, who expressed their support for Taiwan's ...

TSMC founder to seek APEC summit support for Taiwan’s CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) will use his participation at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) virtual summit to seek ...

APEC ministers call for recovery support, curbs on fishing, farm, fuel subsidies

Pacific Rim trade and foreign ministers on Tuesday pledged to sustain the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic while pursuing talks to curb subsidies for fisheries and agriculture at a forthcoming W...

New Zealand supports Taiwan's inclusion in CPTPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Zealand Government has said that it has always welcomed nations willing to abide by the rules of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Part...

New Zealand hosts virtual APEC leaders' summit, focusing on pandemic recovery

Leaders of the Asia-Pacific trade group APEC will focus on the region's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, emphasising supply chain support and decarbonising economies, at virtual ta...

Taiwan to woo backers at APEC for bid to join Pacific trade pact

Taiwan will seek support for its bid to join a trans-Pacific trade pact when it attends a meeting of economic leaders of the Asia-Pacific group APEC next week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday. ...

TSMC founder Morris Chang tapped to represent Taiwan at virtual APEC summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), the 90-year-old founder of chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will once again represent Taiwan at the Asia Pacific Economic Coop...

China calls for overhaul of farm subsidy rules under WTO

China on Thursday called for the removal of "enormous" farm subsidies in some developed countries as part of Beijing's push for reform of the World Trade Organization. "There are...