Strengthening protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) is crucial to attracting investment in Taiwan’s pharmaceutical sector. In order to better protect IPR for innovative products, the Pharmaceutical Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei recommends completing the legislative process for Patent Linkage and Data Exclusivity. Patent Linkage prevents regulatory authorization of generic medicines…

As online media and streaming services continue to grow, the telecommunications industry requires further rate deregulation to remain competitive. In its position paper in the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei’s recently released 2017 Taiwan White Paper, the Chamber’s Telecommunications & Media Committee addressed this need for further deregulation by recommending the National Communications Commission…

After much controversy, a revised Labor Standards Law has now been enacted in Taiwan.

In order to increase business competitiveness while continuing to protect the local labor force, the American Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resources Committee recommends that the Ministry of Labor (MOL) make the Labor Standards Law (LSL) more flexible and more predictable. The current labor laws regulating overtime work and employer-employee relations are based on traditional labor-intensive…

As technologies continue to evolve from devices to software, and technology start-ups continue to drive market growth, Taiwan is faced with the challenge of advancing its entrepreneurial ecosystem and promoting innovative technologies in order to retain technological leadership in the region. In its position paper in the American Chamber of Commerce’s recently published 2017 Taiwan…

As Taiwan’s population matures into a “super-aged” society, with a predicted 20% of its population 65 years or older by 2025, the problem of long-term care for Taiwan’s elderly population looms. Taiwan’s doctors of chiropractic see themselves as potential contributors to meeting this challenge. Chiropractic, dedicated to the treatment and prevention of disorders of the…

Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) introduced the Green Mark program in 1992 as a voluntary eco-labeling system intended to “promote the concept of recycling, pollution reduction, and resource conservation.” The program divides products into over a hundred categories, each with a specific set of criteria that align product categories with sustainable development principles. In the…