Date: January 29, 2016
An office charged with enhancing public communication on Taiwan’s
bid for accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership was launched in Taipei City Jan. 27 by the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs.
At the inauguration ceremony for the TPP Communication Projects Office, MOEA Minister Deng Chen-chung reiterated the importance of reaching a public consensus on the issue as the trade accord will have wide-ranging impacts on Taiwan.
“The 12 founding members of the TPP comprise 36 percent of global gross domestic product,” Deng said. “Membership in the trade pact is imperative to Taiwan as these economies account for about US$100 billion of the country’s total exports. [FULL STORY]