Recently, the Executive Yuan instructed that all draft regulations of trade, investment, and intellectual property rights laws must be given a 60 day commenting period to allow feedback to be gathered from industry and the public. Furthermore, in order to generate the widest possible coverage, the Executive Yuan has instructed that such draft regulations should not only be announced through existing channels but also on its online portal, “Join,” accessible at ( https://join.gov.tw/ ).
Join, developed by National Development Council (NDC) with assistance from the office of Digital Minister Audrey Tang, facilitates two-way communication between government offices and members of the public on regulatory matters.
AmCham Taipei is calling on its member companies, especially those in highly regulated sectors of the economy, to participate in carefully tracking the status of new regulations through join.gov.tw and to work through the Chamber’s industry committees to help prepare well-considered comments for posting on Join.
Through effective use of this platform, Taiwan has an opportunity to boost government efficiency, promote broader participation in public affairs, and create a sounder business environment that may stimulate increased investment leading to stronger economic growth.
For more information, you may also read our Editorial in the latest issue of Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine here.