Suggestions for preventing overuse in livestock. The overuse of antibiotics in both humans and livestock is a public-health concern in countries around the world, given the potential for increased resistance to the drugs, reducing their effectiveness over time. AmCham Taipei’s Public Health Committee has commended efforts by Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) in recent years…

Helping consumers identify products that truly promote environmental sustainability. Each year during the dry season that typically runs from late June through October, countries throughout this region are affected by an air-pollution crisis that has come to be known as the Southeast Asian haze. Intense forest fires, caused by illegal slash-and-burn farming practices and annually…

At issue, the regulation of capsules and the basing of penalties on capital strength. AmCham Taipei’s Retail Committee in February prepared two position papers containing recommendations to the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) regarding recent issues of concern to its member companies. The first involves the current regulation requiring that all imported foods (including…

A Chef prepares a pastry

A long-stalled cooperative educational program may have a new lease on life. For years, AmCham Taipei has emphasized the potential value for Taiwan of allowing – in fact, encouraging – prestigious foreign universities and other educational institutions to set up degree and/or non-degree programs in this country as they have done elsewhere across the region…

At the Diigital Economy Forum, left to right, American Institute in Taiwan director Kin Moy, U.S. delegation leader Vaughan Turekian, Taiwan delegation leader Duh Tyzz-jiun, and Vice Minister of the National Development Council Lin Huan. (Photo: CNA)

The U.S. and Taiwan have broad common ground for cooperation and collaboration. A one-day U.S.-Taiwan “Digital Economy Forum” held in Taipei in early December provided delegations from the two governments with an opportunity to exchange views on approaches to promoting and regulating the Internet economy, as well as on identifying potential areas of bilateral cooperation….