Efforts for trade-in-goods deal with China will go on: BOFT

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/07
By: Flor Wang

Taipei, Nov. 7 (CNA) Responding to a protest staged by some civic groups against a 201511070032t0001merchandise trade pact being negotiated with China, a Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) official said Saturday that the government will continue its efforts to push forward the deal, based on “national consensus.”

“A Taiwan-China trade-in-goods agreement will help stimulate Taiwan’s economic development and upgrade its industrial structure,” BOFT Deputy Director David Hsu (徐大衛) said after a protest by 20 groups demanding that the government halt negotiations with China earlier that same day.

Advising the government stance that the planned cross-strait trade-in-merchandise pact will benefit both Taiwan’s large and small enterprises, Hsu said the government will make all-out efforts while negotiating with China to safeguard local companies’ interests and mitigate its impact on them.     [FULL  STORY]

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