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Monday, 24 April 2017
As part of the ECCT’s ongoing programme as a nationwide association to actively engage in cooperation with municipal governments all across Taiwan, 14 members and guests took a trip to Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen. The outing began with a lunch meeting with Dr Wu Cherng-Dean, Deputy Magistrate, Kinmen County Government (the equivalent of deputy mayor). This was followed by a tour of the island. Full story to follow.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
The theme of the 2017 EU-Taiwan Telecom Forum, hosted by the ECCT’s Telecommunications, Media and Content committee was “IoT Vision for the New Digital Economy”. The event, the largest and most prominent business forum for the telecom industry hosted biannually by the ECCT, was the fifth such forum held since 2009. The half-day forum brought together telecom industry experts, senior regulatory officials and executives from companies operating in all sectors of the telecom industry and supply chain including all major telecom operators and equipment suppliers. The forum began with opening remarks by Nicole Chan, Chairperson of the National Communications Commission and ECCT Chairman Hakan Cervell. This was followed by presentation by five speakers from Europe and Taiwan and a panel discussion featuring all of the speakers.

The purpose of the half day forum was for government and industry experts from Europe and Taiwan to share information on regulations and best practices, as well as discuss trends and business opportunities. The theme and focus of the forum was on the future prospects and development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digital economy and how this will affect a broad range of industries and the broader economy.
Monday, 17 April 2017
On 14 April the 2017 ECCT-ICRT International Charity Golf Cup was held for the 14th consecutive year in support of the Community Services Center (CSC), a non-profit organization that offers counselling, information and support services to the international community in Taiwan. As in previous years, the tournament was co-hosted by the ECCT and International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT).

Friday, 7 April 2017
The Customs & Logistics committee hosted a lunch with guest speaker Liao Chao-hsiang, Director-General of the Customs Administration under the Ministry of Finance. The speaker gave an overview and analysis of recent import and export data, indicating trends in customs-related business, policies currently being promoted by the Customs Administration, ongoing efforts to improve border management and deepen international cooperation.
Thursday, 6 April 2017
The ECCT's Human Resources committee held a special workshop on the topic "Enforcement Rules of the Labour Standards Law - Practical advice for companies on how to demonstrate compliance". During the workshop, guest speaker: Kuo, Kuo-wen, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labour gave a presentation to members outlining the main provisions of the “Enforcement Rules on the Labour Standards Act”, which were released on 17 March. The rules lay out procedures companies must follow in order to comply with the most recent amendments to the Labour Standards Act (LSA), promulgated on 6 December 2016. After the presentation, an extensive Q&A session was held to answer questions of clarification on the enforcement rules and compliance with the LSL. The workshop was followed by a networking lunch.

For Deputy Minister Kuo's presentation please download HERE
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