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The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) hosted 2017 International Government Transparency and Public Participation Forum together with the National Development Council (NDC) and various other government agencies. The full-day forum brought together senior government officials, academics, researchers and corporate leaders to discuss the latest developments and best international practices related to the drafting, implementation and maintenance of controls, including laws, regulations and guidelines. At the forum opening remarks were made by NDC Deputy Minister Kao Shien-quey, ECCT Chairman Hakan Cervell and Thomas Jurgensen, Deputy Head of the European Economic and Trade Office. This was followed by presentations in three sessions by various European and Taiwanese experts.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Taipei, 26 September 2017 - The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) – under the framework of the European Business and Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC) programme – co-hosted the “2017 EU-Taiwan Seminar on Industrial Designs and Trademarks” with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). The event gathered 230 participants from Europe and Taiwan, which included regulators, representatives of central and local governments, and patent and law offices. The seminar brought together five government officials from the EU Delegation in Beijing, the TIPO, the Intellectual Property Court of Taiwan, and the Supreme Administrative Court to share experience in four parts which covered: the examination of legal regimes on the invalidity of industrial designs, practices regarding the invalidity of industrial designs, legal regimes regarding trademarks, and trademark practices in the EU and Taiwan. The event was held to increase mutual understanding through discussions.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) has announced progress on several of its issues. This follows the chamber’s meeting Premier Lin Chuan and senior cabinet officials today. At the meeting Premier Lin announced that Taiwan will soon lift the current restrictions in place that will allow the importation of beef from Sweden and The Netherlands. Also at the meeting, it was confirmed that the MOTC and the National Communications Commission announced its plans to allocate spectrum for 5G telecommunications on 24 Aug. Once actions are taken in line with these announcements they would resolve issues raised by ECCT’s Retail & Distribution and Telecommunication, Media & Content committees.  
Thursday, 30 March 2017
The annual grand meeting between the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) and the National Development Council (NDC) was held on 29 March. At the meeting representatives of the ECCT’s industry and support committees met with various government agencies to discuss the government’s official reply to the business issues raised in the chamber’s 2017 Position Papers. The meeting was chaired by NDC Deputy Minister Kung Ming-hsin. It began with opening remarks by the deputy minister and ECCT Chairman Hakan Cervell and lasted for four hours.
Taipei, 01 March 2017: The European Chamber of Commerce (ECCT) has announced the launch of its Wind Energy committee. An inaugural meeting to discuss objectives and future plans and elect committee chairpersons was held on 16 February.
The committee was established to cater to the considerable interest among ECCT members in wind energy given the business opportunities opening up in the wake of the Taiwan government’s commitment to increasing the proportion of Taiwan’s renewable energy to 20% of capacity by 2025. European companies are global leaders in the technology and development of wind energy projects. Besides leading European companies, the committee welcomes new members from Taiwan and other countries with an interest in all aspects of the wind energy value chain, including finance, to join the committee.  
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