Taiwan Applies to Join Regional Trade Pact On September 22, the Executive Yuan announced that Taiwan had formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Taiwan submitted its application documents to New Zealand, which acts as the depositary for the trade bloc and whose government circulated the application among the…

A highlight of my association with AmCham was our work on “Regulatory Coherence,” an umbrella term for efforts to make regulatory environments as participatory and transparent as possible. The result was Taiwan’s adoption of a 60-day Notice & Comment period to help ensure that stakeholders are sufficiently consulted about pending new rules. It was a…

Recently revised policies have introduced incentives to raise the local birthrate. Meanwhile, the Taiwan government has issued clarifications regarding the treatment of migrant workers during the pandemic. Taiwan’s low birthrate has been attracting attention for several years as the island moves ever closer to becoming a super-aged society, in which at least 20% of the…