Date: December 9, 2015
The 27th economic and trade consultation meeting between Taiwan and the EU
concluded Dec. 8 in Taipei City, with the two sides exchanging views on numerous issues of mutual interest.
Convened by Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Cho Shih-chao and his EU counterpart Mauro Petriccione, the one-day event focused on the results of four groups tasked with addressing intellectual property rights, pharmaceuticals, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, as well as technical trade barriers.
Also discussed were issues relating to certification of Taiwan-produced organic agricultural exports, ongoing investigation of locally manufactured solar energy products, government procurements, and collaboration on trade, telecommunications and services industries.
According to Cho, the annual meeting is a first-class platform for expanding bilateral trade ties while helping bring Taiwan’s business environment in line with global standards. [FULL STORY]