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Taiwan posts record exports for December and 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orders for Taiwanese exports totaled US$67.9 billion in December, the highest of any month, while total exports for 2021 also hit a record high. The December figure rep...

Taiwan bans frozen sugar apples from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has extended a ban on the import of fresh sugar apples from China to cover the fruit in frozen form, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 18). China slapped a ban on pinea...

3 more active faults found in Taiwan, raising total to 36

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid two major earthquakes on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 3-4), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday announced that three more active faults have been discovere...

Taiwan to encourage platform for exchanges with Japan’s manufacturing sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will intensify its support for the launch of a platform for exchanges between the manufacturing sectors of Taiwan and Japan, report...

Meet Greater South startup expo held in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Meet Greater South startup expo took place in the southern port city of Kaohsiung last week from Dec. 10-11. Over 232 startups and businesses from around the countr...

Taiwan and US establish new trade and investment framework

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Wang Mei-hua (王美花) and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo held a virtual meeting on Tuesday (Dec.7), announcing the establishm...

Taiwan announces COVID vaccination requirements for many workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Monday (Dec. 6) that beginning in the new year, all personnel from 24 categories of service facilities w...

Taiwan launches first privately run MW geothermal plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first privately operated geothermal plant of at least one megawatt (MW) started operating in Yilan County Tuesday (Nov. 23). The 4.2 MW plant can supply 7,...

Malaysian supermarket spotlights Taiwanese halal products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is working with a supermarket chain in Malaysia to organize the Taiwan Halal Product Festival, which runs from Frida...

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 ...

Taiwan manufacturing sector production value breaks record in Q3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The value of Taiwan’s manufacturing sector reached a record NT$4.18 trillion (US$150.59 billion) for the third quarter of 2021, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOE...

Taiwan designates cryptocurrency firms 'virtual currency platforms and trading businesses'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has formalized the designation of business activities surrounding cryptocurrencies and named a supervisory authority after years of...

Taiwan allows return of food sampling at supermarkets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –— Tasting food products at supermarkets and trying out cosmetics at department stores is now possible again in the latest sign of relaxation following the COVID-19 pa...

Taiwan delegation gifts Lithuania with drones, signs MOU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese delegation has presented Lithuania with 10 police drones and 400 eco-friendly blankets, and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has ...

Taiwan throws weight behind EV industry development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) promised more resources for infrastructure and incentives to drive Taiwan’s electric vehicle (EV) indu...