By: Chen Cheng-wei and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, April 9 (CNA) A priority for the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei this year is to make sure Taiwan will join the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, its chairman Thomas Fann (范炘) said on Thursday.
As President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) and other political leaders have said, Taiwan as a trade-oriented economy couldn’t afford the losses of being kept outside the TPP for a long time, Fann said.
Fann called on the Taiwan government to make progress on deregulation and bring the country’s statues in line with international standards and convention in the next few months. [FULL STORY]