Monday, 11 July 2016
On 23 June 2016 the ECCT's Human Resources committee hosted a lunch on the topic "Implementation of regulations on working hours - Practical advice for companies on how to demonstrate compliance" with guest speaker Dr Tzou Tzu-lien,
Director of the Taipei Labour Inspection Office. The speaker gave an introduction to the Taipei Labor Inspection Office and its officers and an overview of how officials are conducting inspections in compliance with amendments to the Labour Standards Law,
which took effect on 1 January 2016, and restrict employees to work for a maximum of eight hours a day or 40 hours per week.
Friday, 17 June 2016
On 16 June the ECCT co-organised the full-day EU-Taiwan Advanced Vehicle Safety Technologies Forum together with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MoTC), the Vehicle Safety Certification Center, the European
Economic and Trade Office (EETO) and the German Trade Office Taipei (GTO). The forum brought together technical experts and government officials from Taiwan and Europe to share state-of-the-art vehicle technologies and best regulatory practices aimed at improving
vehicle and traffic safety in Taiwan.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
On 14 June the ECCT arranged a Special Lunch with guest speaker Dr Patrick Ziltener, Associate Professor, University of Zurich.
The speaker presented some of the main findings from his recently-concluded study on the potential benefits of a bilateral trade deal between Taiwan and Switzerland for exporters on both sides, taking into account the effects of the new Information Technology
Agreement (ITA). The full study will be published online in August.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
The ECCT’s 2016 Europe Day Dinner was held on 7 June with the theme “Striving Together for a Better Taiwan”. The dinner was attended by over 700 distinguished guests including President Tsai Ying-wen, Madeleine Majorenko, Head of the European Union’s (EU) European
Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan, senior government officials and executives from European and Taiwanese companies. The annual dinner celebrates Europe Day, the anniversary of the Schumann Declaration in 1950, which paved the way for the creation
of what has evolved into today's European Union. At the dinner speeches were given by President Tsai, ECCT Chairman Bernd Barkey and the EETO Head.
Friday, 3 June 2016
The ECCT participated in a number of activities from 30 May to 3 June 2016 that were part of European Innovation Week (EIW), a series of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-focused events. EIW was organised by the
European Commission in cooperation with Silicon Europe Worldwide and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform and key partners in Taiwan related to ICT, both from competent government agencies and research institutes including the Taiwan External Trade
Development Council (TAITRA), the Board of Foreign Trade (BoFT) and the Department of Industrial Technology (DOIT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and from industry, the ECCT, the Taiwan
Computer Association (TCA) and the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA).