A popular method for garnering brand attention and drawing in customers, promotional giveaways and contests are allowed in several forms under Taiwanese law. However, these business activities are subject to a number of fair competition and personal data regulations that companies must adhere to. Promotional giveaways are a common way to highlight a brand to…

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many organizations to consider virtual means of upholding entity governance standards to minimize infection risk. While  Taiwan’s regulations do allow for most organizations to conduct relevant meetings virtually, there are a few things leadership should be aware of in using this option. As most TOPICS readers are now aware, the…

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…

In the fall of 2007, Taiwan Business TOPICS invited 14 experts to offer their thoughts on “what Taiwan should aim to be like” in their areas of expertise by the year 2020, and how to achieve those goals. Their views were published in the November 2007 edition of TOPICS under the heading “Vision 2020.” With 2020 now upon us, TOPICS sought to re-engage with the…

The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 brings numerous potential and actual legal risks, ranging from the supply chain to human resource matters. Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (where Taiwan unfortunately has neither membership nor observer status) of a public health emergency at the end of January, businesses need to take precautions regarding affected…