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Thursday, 17 May 2018
The ECCT’s 2018 Europe Day Dinner was attended by over 700 distinguished guests including President Tsai Ying-wen, Madeleine Majorenko, Head of the European Union’s (EU) European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan, senior government officials, European trade and institute representatives and executives from European and Taiwanese companies. The theme of this year’s dinner was “Europe and Taiwan - 30 Years of Excellence”, marking 30 years since the ECCT was established. At the dinner speeches were given by President Tsai, the EETO Head and the ECCT chairman. The annual dinner celebrates Europe Day, the anniversary of the Schumann Declaration in 1950, which paved the way for the creation of what has evolved into today’s European Union.
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
The ECCT's Better Living and Human Resources committees jointly hosted a lunch on the topic: "Introduction to new foreign talent act - Benefits for foreign individuals and businesses" featuring guest speaker Lin Gyh-mei, Director-General of the Department of Human Resources Development under the National Development Council (NDC). The event was arranged to explain the main provisions of the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, which formally went into force on 8 February 2018. In addition to describing the main benefits, the speaker outlined the main responsibilities of various government agencies and the requirements and implications for individuals planning to or already living in Taiwan as well as businesses operating or planning to set up operations in Taiwan. Besides the NDC, the event was also attended by government officials from various other ministries, who sat among guests at the lunch. After the presentation officials joined Director-General Lin on the stage for a Q&A session during which they answered questions from members about the act.  

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
The ECCT's Tax committee hosted a lunch on the subject of Taiwan's new tax regime for foreign e-service providers featuring guest speaker Lynn Chen, Tax Partner at KPMG.  At the event the speaker gave an outline of the new income tax regime, offered some observations on the current implementation approach adopted by the tax authority and shared some insights on practical issues encountered by industry players. The Ministry of Finance recently promulgated a new income tax regime for foreign e-service providers offering services to customers in Taiwan. Besides providing more clarifications on services delivered through various means such as internet downloads, real-time or online intermediary platforms, the new regime also addresses the tax treatments and reporting methods for foreign e-service providers. The new regime will be applicable to income tax and VAT filings starting from 2017. Full story to follow.
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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative co-hosted the 2018 Smart Green Building Forum in conjunction with the Taipei City Government, PWC Taiwan, the European Union Centre in Taiwan (EUTW) and National Applied Research Labs. At the event opening remarks were made by guests of honour representing the hosts after which speakers gave presentations on topics related to green buildings. Dr Lin Jou-min, Commissioner of the Taipei City Government’s Department of Urban Development gave a presentation about Taipei’s public housing projects to be built in accordance with standards set to meet ecology, energy saving, waste reduction and health requirements. In addition speakers from Siemens, Schneider Electric, the German Institute, National Taiwan University and Delta spoke about some of their solutions for smart green buildings. Full story to follow.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018
The ECCT, together with the British Chamber of Commerce Taipei (BCCT), hosted a Special Lunch together with the European Women’s Management Development network (EWMD) featuring guest speakers Brigitte Ott-Gobel, Founder of the Ott-Goebel-Youth Foundation and Dr Marie-Therese Claes, Professor of International Management at the University of Louvain. At the event speakers shared a European perspective on mixed leadership and how the European Women’s Management Development network (EWMD) is working to help women in business. 
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