By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) France has put a high priority on attracting more foreign investment from Asia, and Taiwan is one of the main target partners, France’s new representative to Taiwan said at an investment seminar Tuesday.
The seminar on investing in France was part of the French government’s initiative to promote foreign investment from 50 target countries and territories, said Benoit Guidee, director of the French Office in Taipei.
These include 10 from the Asia-Pacific region, said the office, which represents France’s interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.
France has taken several steps to improve its business and investment environment, including streamlining administrative procedures, setting up e-government services and pushing for tax reforms aimed at attracting more investors, said Guidee, who took up his post earlier this month. [FULL STORY]