Membership of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan provides a number of services and benefits:
Networking & Business Opportunities
Through the ECCT's 30 industry and support committees and almost 200 business and social activities annually, ECCT members are presented with numerous opportunities to network with peers, to exchange views and experiences and to keep up to date with socio-economic developments in Taiwan and the region.
The ECCT has a successful track record in promoting the business interests of European Commerce through advocating all levels of the ROC government on a wide variety of business issues such as tax reform, labour standards laws, improved harbour administration and entry-exit regulations. The ECCT's advocacy initiatives bring issues, which have an impact not only on European interests in Taiwan, but also Taiwan's economy and society, to the attention of the ROC government. The ECCT frequently provides opportunities for members to meet with government officials, NGOs and the European Commission.
Through regular committee activities, meetings with government officials and the formulation of Position Papers, the ECCT works with Taiwan's political and business leaders to ensure that conditions for European businesses in Taiwan continue to improve. The ECCT also visits the European Commission in Brussels during the annual "Open Door Mission" to advocate for European business interests in Taiwan and to ensure that Taiwan receives the attention it deserves in Europe. In addition, through its WTO committee, the ECCT plays an important role in monitoring the ROC's commitments to its WTO agreements.
Information & Communication
Besides frequent email and telephone contact informing members of regular and special activities, the ECCT electronically distributes a bi-weekly Newsflash and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Euroview, both available to members free of charge. In addition, the ECCT cooperates with leading research, financial and investment corporations to produce special reports. Examples in recent years include the ECCT-CLSA Cross-Straits Business Normalisation Impact Study, the ECCT_KPMG Comparative Study on Taiwan's Taxation Climate & Competitiveness and The new Taipei: A competitive city on the edge of Asia. The Newsflash keeps members updated on ECCT committee activities, social events and schedules as well as pertinent legislative, regulatory and economic issues.
Euroview magazine provides in-depth articles on economic and business issues relevant to the European business community in Taiwan. In addition to regular communication with members, the ECCT also keeps the public informed of its activities, positions and policies through frequent contact with a variety of media organizations.
Social & Community Activities
The ECCT provides a myriad of activities for members to socialise such as wine-tasting dinners, golf tournaments and the annual ECCT Gala Ball. The ECCT is also active in supporting the community in Taiwan, co-hosting events such as the annual ECCT-ICRT Charity Golf Cup, which raises funds for the Community Services Center.
The ECCT offers a number of special benefits exclusively to its members. The speedy check-in service at the Taoyuan International airport allows members to make use of the courtesy channel at immigration. The ECCT also provides irregular ECCT member-only offers such as seasonal airline fares etc. thanks to the wide range of services offered by our members.
Membership Rights & Benefits Chart
ECCT Membership Affairs Officer
Membership & Events Supervisor
Tel: 886-2-2740-0236 ext 214