Major multinationals are engaging in research and training programs in Taiwan. How can Taiwan’s highly successful – but low margin – contract electronics manufacturing prowess be leveraged to create innovative brand leaders as higher-margin “internet of things” (IoT) businesses? That is the ambitious task given to the government’s Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA) as…

Regular meetings promised on relevant AmCham issues. Of the various ministries under Taiwan’s Executive Yuan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is the one responsible for the broadest range of activity relevant to AmCham Taipei. Its various agencies and departments deal with such matters as intellectual property rights, industrial development, trade policy, energy policy, investment…

Delays for Two Key Infrastructure Projects Despite strong support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) committee of the Environmental Protection Administration in early July rejected plans by the state-run CPC Corp. Taiwan to build Taiwan’s third liquefied natural gas receiving terminal project at Datan in Taoyuan’s Guanyin District. Increased reliance…