By: Zoe Wei and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 5 (CNA) As Taiwan is considering resuming the import of Vietnamese
workers, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said it will work out measures to prevent foreign workers from absconding, including imposing more stringent controls by exporting countries, raising brokerage fees and increasing employers’ levies.
Due to the serious problem of runaway workers and unreasonably high brokerage fees, Taiwan imposed a ban on Vietnamese fishermen in May 2004 and froze imports of Vietnamese caregivers and domestic workers in January 2005. It also suspended issuing permits to new Vietnamese labor brokers. [FULL STORY]