Date: November 24, 2015
The 12th round of negotiations on the cross-strait trade in goods agreement
concluded Nov. 23 in Taipei, with delegates from Taiwan and mainland China reaching consensus on several key issues.
Beginning Nov. 21, the talks were led by Yang Jen-ni, director-general of the Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, with Wu Ming-ji, director-general of the MOEA Industrial Development Bureau, and their counterpart Sun Tong from mainland China’s Ministry of Commerce.
“Given the ongoing regional integration, the agreement is imperative for Taiwan’s economic growth,” Yang said at a press conference following the conclusion of the talks. “Other than leveling the playing field for all parties involved, it will promote sustainable growth for locally based businesses.” [FULL STORY]