CORONAVIRUS/German companies in Taiwan troubled by travel bans: survey

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/06/2020
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

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Taipei, July 6 (CNA) An overwhelming majority of German companies operating in Taiwan consider travel restrictions between Taiwan and the European Union harmful to their businesses, a survey by the global network of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) has found.

Among the surveys of AHK's 140 locations in 92 countries from June 15 to 26, the one targeting Taiwan found 90.5 percent of respondents citing travel restrictions as the biggest burden on their operations, the German Trade Office Taipei said Monday.

Moreover, 70 percent of respondents perceived the bans as a major challenge for Taiwan's economic recovery, the office said in a press release.

"It was with great regret that we have learned about the decision of the European Union not to add Taiwan to the list of safe travel destinations," said Axel Limberg, chief representative and executive director of the office.    [FULL  STORY]

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