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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.  
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. Cervell was elected by the new board of directors at their first meeting following the chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today. The 2017 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).  
Thursday, 10 November 2016
The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) today released its 2017 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 Chairman Bernd Barkey. This year’s theme is “Gearing Up Taiwan’s Revival”. The publication includes separate submissions from 24 of the ECCT’s 29 industry and support committees and raises 143 issues, 85 issues unresolved from previous years and 57 new issues.
Friday, 9 September 2016
The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan’s (ECCT) Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) jointly hosted 2016 Tainan-ECCT Low Carbon Green Energy Sustainability City Conference in Tainan. The full-day conference was arranged to exchange ideas and best practices on government policies and new technologies aimed at speeding up the transition to a low carbon society and boosting economic development at the same time. The forum featured three sessions covering topics including renewable energy visions for the EU and Taiwan, policies and strategies to develop and promote renewable energy and how to reduce carbon emissions in industry, among other subjects. The event was attended by around 300 people from industry, government, research institutes and NGOs.
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