Taiwan ready for free trade agreement with US: country's chief negotiator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The minister without portfolio and Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator, John Deng (鄧振中), expressed on Monday (June 10) his optimism about the country conducting talks ab...

Taiwan to intensify New Southbound Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Southbound Policy will grow stronger over the next few years, with closer cooperation with the 18 target countries, Minister without Portfolio and top trade negoti...

New Southbound Policy bearing fruit, says Taiwan trade office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people from “New Southbound” countries residing in Taiwan has increased by 60 percent since 2016, according to the Executive Yuan’s Office ...

Taiwan Assurance Act may lay groundwork for Taiwan-US FTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 7) unanimously backed the “Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019,” which supports Taiwan and urges it to increase its ...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Taiwan will continue CPTPP efforts despite comments by Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government said Friday it would continue its efforts to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) despite comments by Japan it would be diffic...

Taiwan's APEC tasks achieved: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s envoy to the APEC Leaders Meeting, Morris Chang (張忠謀), said his delegation completed all the tasks assigned by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during his press...

Taiwan to advocate for CPTPP membership on sidelines of APEC summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will put its case forward and seek support for its ascension to the CPTPP trade agreement on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders M...

Taiwan an indispensable part of world supply chain: APEC envoy Morris Chang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to APEC Morris Chang (張忠謀) said on Monday, as an economic leader representing President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), he anticipates focusing on economic issues...

Developed economy status paves Taiwan's path to CPTPP membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s move earlier this month to reclassify itself as a developed economy to the World Trade Organization (WTO) was a decision to signal Taiwan’s commitment...

Taiwan will benefit from 'developed' country status in WTO: Deng

Taiwan's decision to be designated as developed economy in the World Trade Organization (WTO) shows its commitment to trade liberalization and open market and will be beneficial in the long term, ...

More young Taiwanese seeking employment in Southeast Asia and India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is seeing a rising number of young people seeking employment in Southeast Asia and India where they may be able to start new jobs with a higher salary, lower living...

Taiwan inks US$1.54 billion soy deal with US’s Iowa and Minnesota

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese trade delegation met with U.S. Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, and pledged to buy US$1.54 billion (NT$47.01 billion) worth of soybeans from the states of I...

Taiwan could benefit from order transfer amid new round of US import tariffs on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the fresh 10 percent tariffs imposed by U.S. on $200 billion worth of imports from China, Taiwanese companies can expect limited direct impact and even benefit from o...

Taiwan continues to pursue Trump tariff exemption as relief given to 3 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As U.S. President Donald Trump relaxed steel restrictions on imports from Argentina, Brazil and South Korea on Aug. 29, Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs vowed to ...