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…

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…