Taiwan seeking public input on draft act to draw foreign talent

NDC is actively soliciting input from the public on a new bill to attract foreign professionals to live and stay in Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/01/10
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taipei (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) is actively soliciting input from the public on a new draft bill to encourage foreign professional talent to work and live in Taiwan.

The NDC has posted detailed information on the draft Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent on the Join Platform with the objective of getting direct feedback from both foreign nationals and Taiwanese citizens on fine tuning the details to better improve the environment for foreign professionals.

On Oct. 19 of 2016, the Executive Yuan approved at program titled “Perfect Taiwan’s Environment for Retaining Talent” which presented 27 reform strategies in seven major areas to address problems foreign professionals encounter when coming to and residing in Taiwan. The seven major areas include visa, work, residence, finance, tax, insurance, and international living environment.

Some salient examples of these 27 reform strategies include plans to open up the new pension system to APRC holders, provide resident rights for children of foreign nationals, loosen permit applications for spouses of foreign talent, address the relinquishment of nationality issue, facilitate the process for foreigners to apply for credit cards, avoid double taxation, and relax regulations on the driver’s license test.    [FULL  STORY]

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