By: Elaine Hou and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan has stated its objections to the United Kingdom’s proposed rules for managing its trade in services after it leaves the European Union and is seeking negotiations on the issue at the World Trade Organization (WTO), Taiwan’s top trade negotiator said Thursday.
Minister without Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中), head of the Office of Trade Negotiations, told CNA that Taiwan submitted its objections earlier this week to the WTO Secretariat after it saw the U.K.’s proposals for dealing with its trading partners in goods and services post-Brexit.
According to a Reuters report on Wednesday, Britain formally submitted its proposed new trade in services schedule to the WTO last month and since then, Taiwan has circulated a document to other WTO members, raising objections to some parts of the U.K.’s proposed rules. [FULL STORY]