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The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) has announced that Hakan Cervell, President of Ericsson Taiwan will serve as chairman of the ECCT’s board of directors in 2017 for a second consecutive year. Cervell was elected by the new board of directors at their first meeting following the chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today. The 2018 boards of 15 directors and 5 supervisors were voted into office at today’s AGM by ECCT members (please see p2 for a full list of directors and supervisors). 
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) today released its 2018 Position Papers. A copy of the chamber’s annual publication was officially handed over to the Taiwan government’s National Development Council (NDC) at an ECCT Premium Event Lunch held today. A summary of the main theme and overview were presented at the event by ECCT Vice Chairman Olivier Rousselet. This year’s theme is “Clearing the Hurdles to Economic Progress”. The publication includes separate submissions from 25 of the ECCT’s 30 industry and support committees and raises 132 issues, 84 issues unresolved from previous years and 48 new issues.
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.  
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