Entries by AmCham Taipei

“Disco Fever” at the American Ball 2016

The Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Taipei rocked with a disco beat on the evening of October 29 as the American Ball, co-organized by AmCham Taipei and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), again confirmed its reputation as the social event of the year for the Taipei international community. The theme of “Disco Fever” […]

Joint Luncheon: Workplace Design – Health & Wellness Strategies for the Office

Modern workplace design is all about designing for people. More employers are recognizing that taking care of their employees’ wants and needs means a healthier, happier workplace and, in turn, increased productivity, higher retention and an improved bottom line. The aim of wellness-based workplace design is to create an office evironment where employees are enabled to […]

APCAC Appeals to Congressional Leadership to Approve TPP by Year’s End

Signed by 25 American Chambers of Commerce in Asia-Pacific, a letter demonstrating unprecedented unity and urgency was addressed to the Leadership of the U.S. Congress urging them to ratify the TPP agreement before the end of 2016. APCAC’s collective membership represents more than 15,000 companies, 50,000 overseas American workers, and annual trade and investment volumes exceeding […]

Tax Luncheon: U.S. Income Tax Compliance & Reporting

U.S. citizens and green card holders must report their worldwide income and file a variety of reporting forms with the IRS to disclose their interests in foreign bank accounts, trusts and corporations. Failure to file such reporting forms can subject U.S. taxpayers to significant civil and potentially criminal liability. On October 27, the AmCham Taipei […]

AmCham Holds Meetings with Members of Congress

Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), accompanied by his wife Joyce and research assistant Katherine Duveneck, paid a visit to AmCham Taipei on October 20 as part of a week-long stay in Taiwan. Although Schweikert has been a longtime supporter of strong U.S.-Taiwan relations, this was the first time for him to come to Taiwan. Currently in […]

AmCham Meets with New AIT Chairman

During his first visit to Taiwan in his new capacity as the U.S.-based chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Ambassador James Moriarty met over breakfast with representatives of AmCham Taipei and various of the Chamber’s committees and advocacy groups for a briefing on issues of concern to the U.S. business community in Taiwan. […]

Tax Luncheon: Tax Challenges & Opportunities for Multinationals

On October 26, AmCham’s Tax Committee hosted a luncheon at the Regent Taipei, where Eunice Kuo, Partner of Deloitte China, gave a presentation on the Tax challenges and opportunities faced by multinational corporations in their supply chain management. Synopsis of Kuo’s Presentation:  Multinational companies have been constantly looking for optimal business transactional structures to streamline their operations […]

AmCham 2016 Cybersecurity Forum

With the U.S. presidential race embroiled in controversy due in no small part to hacked emails revealing intimate details of strategy and opinion, while Taiwan deals with a spectacular heist of local ATMs by Russian hackers based in London, the threat of cyber-attacks spans the globe. Accordingly, on October 6, AmCham Taipei joined hands with […]

Special Event – Countdown to the US Election

For those expecting fireworks, the AmCham’s Special Luncheon, “Countdown to the 2016 US Presidential Election,” on Oct 19, might have been a disappointment. Rather than political discord, attendees were instead treated to reasoned analysis of the U.S. presidential campaign and its possible ramifications on U.S. policy toward Asia by two keen observers of U.S. politics […]

AmCham Makes Visits to Cabinet Ministers

In recent weeks, an AmCham Taipei delegation led by Chairman Dan Silver has called on two members of the Cabinet to exchange views on pertinent issues. The first meeting was with Minister of Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong and members of his staff on September 26. The main topic was potential ways of enhancing Taiwan’s Administrative Procedure […]