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2020 Taiwan White Paper

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The annual Taiwan White Paper is written and
published by the American Chamber of Commerce in
Taipei (AmCham). It includes an overall assessment
of Taiwan’s business climate, a review of the status of last
year’s priority issues, and statements of the current priority
issues identified by AmCham’s industry-specific committees.
An additional section offers recommendations to the U.S.
government.

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2020 Taiwan White Paper

  1. 1. 2020 TAIWAN WHITE PAPER www.amcham.com.tw/advocacy/white-paper Download the WHITE PAPER:
  2. 2. 2020 TAIWAN WHITE PAPER BACKGROUND 2 PRESIDENT WILLIAM FOREMAN American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei June 10, 2020
  3. 3. AmCham Taipei White Paper published annually since 1996. 25Industry committees 3
  4. 4. More than 4 months of preparation… 130+Industry-specific Committee Co-chairs and specialists 37 Committee meetings
  5. 5. 5 THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
  6. 6. 6 CHAIRMAN C.W. CHIN American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei June 10, 2020 2020 TAIWAN WHITE PAPER “CRISIS AND OPPORTUNITY”
  7. 7. 7 Containing the Coronavirus Thank you to the Taiwan government and public for creating what may be the safest place in the world during these difficult times.
  8. 8. 8 It’s a New Global Environment Show the same resolve as in fighting the pandemic. Improve the marketing of Taiwan’s many advantages. Embrace flexibility and openness to new ideas.
  9. 9. 9 BUILD ON THE PROGRESS IN TACKLING WHITE PAPER ISSUES
  10. 10. 10 34% of 2019 Issues: Solved or showing good progress
  11. 11. 11 11 Issues solved Solved 11 Good Progress 17 Uncertain 33 Stalled 18 Dropped 3 Solved Good Progress Uncertain Stalled Dropped 82 Issues Raised Tying the Record
  12. 12. 12 COMMITTEES WITH ISSUES SOLVED Tax Technology Telecom & Media Travel &Tourism Banking Cosmetics Human Resources Insurance Pharmaceutical
  13. 13. 13 BANKING  Encourage green financing by revising definition of Export Credit Agencies. 綠色融資- 建議放寬目前銀行法下相關函令所認可之出 口信貸機構之定義 COSMETICS  Include risk management in the Cosmetics Recall Guidance. 建請主管機關在制定化粧品回收管理相關法規時,能 將風險評估列入考慮範圍
  14. 14. 14 HUMAN RESOURCES  Require a fixed noticed period before a labor strike for specific industries. 增定特定產業勞工罷工之事前通知期間
  15. 15. 15 INSURANCE  Promote sound, globally oriented investment and risk-management practices. 推動完備、全球性的投資與風險管理實務作法  Cover the non-life-insurance risks that Taiwanese companies and individuals face. 涵蓋台灣企業與個人面對的產物風險
  16. 16. 16 PHARMACEUTICAL  Implement Patent Linkage for both small and large molecule drugs by June 30, 2019. 2019年6月30日前施行專利連結制度,以保護大分 子及小分子藥品
  17. 17. 17 TAX  Include “flash title” transactions within the scope of tax exemption under the tax incentives for Free Trade Zones. 將「瞬間移轉貨物所有權」相關交易所得列入自貿港 條例免稅辦法之適用範圍  Develop an English user interface for Country by County Reports in the online tax filing system. 建立國別報告申報稅務系統之英語使用者介面
  18. 18. 18 TECHNOLOGY  Include major violations of the Trade Secrets Act in prosecutors’ and judges’ guidelines for serious criminal cases. 增列重大營業秘密竊取案為檢察機關認定之重大經 濟犯罪,及法院認定之重大刑事案件
  19. 19. 19 TELECOM & MEDIA  Enable system operators to enter into service contracts with subscribers without written signatures. 修正有線廣播電視法第50條業者應與訂戶訂立書面契約 之規定,允許業者以彈性方式與訂戶訂立服務契約
  20. 20. 20 TRAVEL & TOURISM  Create more flexibility and autonomy in the use of local tourism and accommodation resources. 提供更大彈性及自主空間給區域型小旅行與在地旅 宿服務提供者,進而支持在地草根創業活動以實踐 地方創生
  21. 21. Key items showing good progress PUBLIC HEALTH  Build Taiwan into a Liver Health Center of Excellence in Asia. 打造台灣成為亞洲的肝病管理卓越中心。  Initiate osteoporosis prevention policies for an aging society. 提升國人對於骨鬆防治的意識,推動高齡社會的骨質疏鬆預防政策。 ENERGY  Switch to market-based mechanisms like auctions to lower renewable energy costs. 以競價制度等市場機制,降低再生能源成本。 21 DIGITAL ECONOMY  Establish a high-level authority under the Executive Yuan for the transformation to the new economy. 針對台灣轉型為新經濟型態,在行政院轄下設置一個高於部會的權責機 關。
  22. 22. 22 Changing world conditions give Taiwan the opportunity to “reshore” production capacity from China and attract new foreign investment. Maintain Sufficient Energy Supply AmCham’s Energy Committee asks the government to provide a clear roadmap for renewable energy development and hold regular meetings with industry. These trends must be supported by energy policy.
  23. 23. 23 Pharmaceutical and medical device companies worry that inadequate budget is hindering the ability of innovative new treatments to reach the Taiwan market. The Digital Economy and Technology Committees urge increased communication between government officials and industry to open the way for new business opportunities based on digital platforms. Regulatory Concerns
  24. 24. 24  Taiwan is gaining international respect and goodwill earned through its handling of the coronavirus.  Relations with the U.S. are better than ever.  The U.S. will increasingly need allies like Taiwan to carry out its Indo-Pacific strategy. New Opportunities Extend to Foreign Relations
  25. 25. 25 Ensuring Enough Talent Suggestions for Taiwan’s government: • Designate the Office of the Vice Premier to oversee strategy development and coordination. • 2020 WP includes a chapter about the Talent Circulation Alliance and a special supplement about the initiative. • Cultivating domestic talent and attracting foreign talent is prerequisite to realizing virtually all of Taiwan’s economic objectives. • Enact legislation to help make optimal use of foreign talent. • Support educational programs and startups.
  26. 26. 26 Messages to the U.S. Government Recognize and act on the contributions Taiwan can make in reducingAmerican vulnerabilities in supply chains. Bring the TIFA process back on track as soon as possible. Arrange cabinet- level government visits in both directions. Begin preliminary discussions for launching bilateral trade agreement negotiations. Use U.S. influence to help Taiwan gain participation in certain international organizations.
  27. 27. Download the 2020 White Paper SCAN ME Or visit our website: amcham.com.tw/advocacy/white-paper/ 27

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