Taiwan should adopt the MDSAP multilateral approach to plant audit reports. In this year’s Taiwan White Paper, AmCham Taipei’s Medical Devices Committee called attention to problems arising from Taiwan’s documentary requirements for medical device companies to qualify to utilize the government’s simplified approach to auditing manufacturing facilities in the United States. As part of the…

A revamped government organization stresses dedication to helping companies solve problems. From early this year, the government agencies dealing with investment matters have been brought together under a new umbrella organization, InvesTaiwan, characterized by a logo featuring a stalk of grain, symbolizing the fertility of Taiwan’s business environment. Three agencies of the Ministry of Economic…

The government seems receptive to the idea of greater flexibility in public-project contracts. In each of the last two editions of AmCham Taipei’s annual Taiwan White Paper, the Chamber’s Infrastructure & Engineering Committee encouraged the government to make use of an option called “alternative methodology” when tendering public infrastructure projects. Increasingly common in other construction…

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…

Having implemented a Hepatitis B (HBC) vaccination program for newborns in 1986, Taiwan was once a pioneer in vaccination efforts.  However, Taiwan’s exclusion from participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), a tight budget, and a lack of coordination between immunization policy and healthy insurance policy have taken their toll. As a result, the development…