This is proving to be a very long Friday for EU trade as everyone awaits the results of an EU-US negotiation over the US Inflation Reduction Act and as EU trade ministers discuss the trade agenda in Stockholm today. We will revert to these two separately. Meanwhile here is what …
EU puts semiconductors on top of priority list in upgraded dialogue with Taiwan
European Commission officials under the leadership of director for trade Sabine Weyand and Taiwan’s economy minister Mei-Hua Wang held the first of what is expected to become an upgraded annual bilateral dialogue on trade and investment.
INTERVIEW Taiwan’s CC Chen: our firms are rediscovering Europe
Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer spoke to Taiwan’s Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs C.C. Chen during his recent visit to Brussels. The conversation covered Taiwan’s pandemic-era trade strategy, the new global trend towards establishing ‘dialogues’ and ‘partnerships’ in trade – and the EU in all this.
Week in Brussels: USTR big bash in town, Chile, New Zealand, Taiwan, Farm-to-Fork
Here is an update of various developments in the European Union’s trade policy. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
EU sets sights on Indo-Pacific to roll out its digital ambitions
The European Union’s trade policy plans in the Indo-Pacific strongly focus strongly on the digital aspect of things, a new Communication unveiled today confirms. The EU is rolling out its Global Gateway – a pendant to China’s Belt and Road – through a new strategy initially requested by the EU’s member states. …
Comment – Indo-Pacific: EU needs to innovate in its trade policy
The European Union’s adoption of a Strategy for cooperation the Indo-Pacific in April 2021 is a milestone. But it lacks a much-needed reassessment of its trade policy in the region, especially as regards to ASEAN and Taiwan.
Week in Brussels : G7, digital deals, China, Taiwan, TDI
It’s been another intense week on the EU trade beat, with a revamped partnership with Japan, the collapse of EU Switzerland talks, MEPs voting on trade and health, and much more. Here other notable developments or bits of news on EU trade and G7, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea and trade …
Comment: EU-Taiwan relations in the Indo-Pacific – time for an upgrade
Despite its diplomatic isolation, Taiwan’s geostrategic significance has only increased with the pandemic and the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China, writes Zsuzsa Anna Ferenc. But is Taiwan’s diplomatic isolation sustainable in a world paralysed by COVID-19 and torn by a race for critical technologies?
Taiwan question comes into focus as political tensions rise with Beijing
There is no more ducking the question in Europe of how to handle Taiwan. China increasingly asserts its clout over the South China Sea, Hong Kong and it is trying to do the same over Taiwan. Clearly the issue can no longer be brushed under the carpet in Brussels – …