On October 17, AmCham Taipei’s Innovation Council had the pleasure of hosting Airbnb’s Asia-Pacific public policy lead Mike Orgill, to share his insights with guests and members about the rise of the global “Sharing Economy”. The “Sharing economy” is an umbrella term with a range of meanings, often used to describe economic and social activity […]
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On October 14, Ronald Gould, Chairman of Think Alliance Group, spoke to AmCham members and guests at a Joint Committee Luncheon on the topic of Global Banking Regulations Compliance issues, including Dodd-Frank, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Know Your Customer rules (KYC). Large multinational financial institutions, regional banks and even predominately Asian financial holdings with only […]
On October 13, The AmCham Advance Learning Lab hosted “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity” – a workshop featuring instructor Cyrille Jegu, a certified GTD(R) Master Trainer and representative of the David Allen Company in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. GTD, built upon David Allen’s groundbreaking methodology for achieving control and focus amidst a […]
A 10-member delegation of U.S. Congressional staff called at the AmCham Taipei office on October 13 for a briefing and wide-ranging discussion of the Taiwan economy and U.S.-Taiwan relations. Usually AmCham Taipei is visited by about eight such delegations each year. They are invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which arranges for a visit […]
This event was conducted in Mandarin. 為營造公平合理良性競爭的公共建設環境，工程會積極推動相關改革措施，例如研擬政府採購法修正案；鼓勵機關靈活善用採購策略，重大工程建設採最有利標，評選具履約能力之優質廠商。吳主委將說明具體配套作法，並介紹臺灣公共建設發展現況，以及未來推動之重大公共建設計畫，包括創新臺灣、能源臺灣及便捷臺灣之相關建設，期望促進創新產業，加強綠能建設及便捷海陸空交通，提升臺灣國際競爭力。 Learn more about the AmCham Infrastructure Committee See all upcoming AmCham Taipei Events here.
Below is the full text of a press release from the United States Trade Representative (Link to original here), regarding the conclusion of the tenth TIFA Council meeting. More on Tifa Here: AmCham Committees Connect with USTR 2016 Washington Doorknock USTR Lays out the issues regarding Taiwan & TIFA Washington, D.C. – U.S. and Taiwan trade […]
Earlier this month, the Executive Yuan (EY) issued a directive to extend the Notice & Comment period for all draft regulations from 14 days to 60 days. Further, effective 10/1/2016, the new 60-day rule will also apply to EY drafts of proposed legislation applicable to trade, investment or IPR matters. Below, please find the original […]
With a gala reception attended by nearly 100 members and guests, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei on Sept. 22 celebrated the 65th anniversary of its establishment. The event was held at the Taipei 47 restaurant on the 47th floor of the Cathay Landmark building, offering attendees spectacular views of nighttime Taipei. In brief […]
Most of the reporting from the United States these days paints a bleak picture of the prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement to be ratified by Congress. But at AmCham Taipei’s “TPP: Insights from Washington D.C.” luncheon event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on September 13, the speakers cautioned the audience “don’t believe […]
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multinational trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations that has significant implications for Taiwan’s economic future. One of AmCham Taipei’s top priorities this year is encouraging the Taiwan Government to coordinate its efforts towards meeting the standards required for TPP accession – an initiative emphasized in the 2016 AmCham White Paper. Paul […]