By: Huang Chiao-wen and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) Taiwan’s petrochemical industry urged the
government Wednesday to complete negotiations and the inking of a trade-in-goods agreement with China as soon as possible, given that most of Taiwan’s plastic and chemical products are sold there.
Establishing such a cross-strait trade deal is even more vital for the industry than joining the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, Chen Bao-lang (陳寶郎), chairman of the Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan, said at a seminar on the impact and challenges posed by the TPP to Taiwan that was organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and was attended by representatives from the petrochemical and plastic raw material industries. [FULL STORY]