Tuesday, 16 June 2015
On 16 June, the ECCT's Tax committee arranged a lunch with guest speaker Sung Hsiu-ling, Director-General of the Ministry of Finance's (MoF) International Fiscal Affairs Department. The speaker provided an update on recent tax developments internationally
and in Taiwan including recent progress made in expanding Taiwan’s tax treaty network and how to utilize the tax treaty network to respond to the new rules established by the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) action plans. Full story to follow.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
for the PPT
On 11 June 2015, the ECCT's Greater China Business committee hosted a lunch on the subject of Mandarin Pop in Greater China with guest speaker Linda Ho, President of the Greater China Region for HIM International Music. In her presentation, Ho gave an introduction
to her company, the evolution and development of Mandarin Pop and future prospects for the market. Besides the success stories, she also shared some insights into the difficulties and challenges the industry faces.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
for the PPT
On 9 June the ECCT's Luxury Goods committee hosted a lunch with special guest speaker Dr Joseph Chou, President of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation (Taipei 101), a consortium backed by the government and business groups that is responsible for the planning,
implementation, operation and management of Taipei 101. In his presentation, Chou spoke about shopping trends, plans and prospects for Taipei 101. Among other topics, he gave an analysis of the impact the opening up to Chinese tourists and, more recently to
Free Independent Travellers (FITs) from China, has had to date and how an increase in FITs is expected to affect luxury shopping in Taipei in future.
Friday, 5 June 2015
On 5 June, the ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch featuring guest of honour and keynote speaker Daniel Calleja, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate-General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship
and SMEs (DG Grow). In his address to ECCT members, DG Calleja spoke on the subject of the EU’s agenda and strategy for growth, covering various trade aspects, internationalisation and the digital union, among other subjects. After his presentation he answered
a number of questions raised by members. Calleja was in Taiwan as the leader of DG Grow’s Mission for Growth to Taiwan from 3-5 June. The missions, several of which have already been completed in other countries prior to the Taiwan mission, are part of the
European Commission’s efforts to foster entrepreneurship and growth and support access to global markets for EU companies.
Thursday, 4 June 2015
On 4 June 2015 a Mission for Growth briefing meeting was held on the topic "How to do business in Taiwan and the EU - Opportunities, challenges and success stories". The half-day briefing meeting was one of the main activities
on the three-day programme of the EU’s Mission for Growth to Taiwan, which ran from 3-5 June 2015. The briefing meeting was arranged jointly by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW),
the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BoFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and co-sponsored by the ECCT. The briefing featured presentations by Daniel Calleja, Director-General of DG GROW, Duh Tyzz-Jiun,
Minister of the National Development Council, Liang Kuo-Hsin, Chairman of TAITRA, Bernd Barkey, Chairman of the ECCT as well as representatives from various business associations and companies, including ECCT members.