Under the framework of the EU Business and Regulatory Cooperation Programme in Taiwan (EBRC), the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) and Green Trade Project Office (GTPO), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will organise the EU-Taiwain Green Summit: Moving towards a circular economy and sustainable trade” at Syntrend in Taipei on 10 November. The Summit will bring together European and Taiwanese government officials, industrial experts and entrepreneurs who will discuss EU and Taiwan’s policies on circular economy and green trade, product design, as well as innovative technologies on recycling and waste.


The Summit is held back-to-back with the Green Fair at Huashan 1914 Creative Park on 11 November 2016. The Fair aims at raising public awareness on the notion of a more circular economy, namely, that materials be used as long as possible, as long as there is a value in them and prolong the lifetime of products. Waste management, waste reduction, promotion of reuse and eco-design are key issues in a more circular economy. The activities at the Fair will focus on fostering a greener and sustainable lifestyle, demonstrating a close link between material use and energy use. 

The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), in the framework of the European Business and Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC) programme hosted the “EU-Taiwan Seminar on Trade Secrets” on 21 September 2016 at International Conference Hall, Tsai Lecture Hall, College of Law, NTU. The co-host of seminar was the Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The seminar brought together 190 experts from Europe and Taiwan to discuss trade secret disputes, with the aim to enhance public understanding of legislation and practices in the EU and Taiwan, and to further foster mutual-understanding through discussions. Ms Shu-Ming Hong (洪淑敏), Director General of TIPO, and Ms Viktoria Lovenberg, Deputy Head of EETO delivered opening remarks at the event.

The seminar was organised in response to the new challenges of protection and enforcement of trade secrets. The risk of infringements of trade secrets has risen with the growth of globalisation and the mobility of information, digital technology and human resources.The disclosure of trade secrets may severely endanger companies’ R&D output, create unfair competition and distort markets. Hence, there has been adjustment in legislation around the world designed to effectively prevent infringements of trade secrets.

The European Innovation Week is organised at the occasion of the Industrial dialogue between the European Commission and Taiwan. It is taking place in conjunction with the top information and communication technology (ICT) fair, COMPUTEX.

The Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission, Antti Peltomäki, is leading a delegation of over 100 European companies and clusters from 15 European Member States. It is the largest delegation organised by European Commission to Taiwan. 

The European Innovation Week will feature a series of seminars on smart health, smart mobility, smart industry, 5G, nano-electronics and Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Business to business (B2B), clusters to clusters (C2C) and business to clusters (B2C) matchmaking meetings organised by our Enterprise Europe Network partner in Taiwan, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will bring Taiwanese and European companies, clusters and institutes together to facilitate business and research cooperation. 
As many as twenty-four EU cluster representatives from 12 European countries active in the fields of electronics, nanoelectronics, software applications in areas such as space applications, mobility, smart cities, advanced manufacturing systems, e-health are travelling to participate at the cluster matchmaking. They will be meeting with some twenty Taiwan cluster representatives to seek opportunities to set up industrial, trade and investment cooperation.

2016 EU-Taiwan International Food Trade Seminar - "For Safer and Better Food"
2016 台歐國際食品貿易研討會:更安全優良的食品
9 March 2016

The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), in the framework of the European Business Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC) Programme in Taiwan, hosted the 2016 EU-Taiwan International Food Trade Seminar to encourage the discussions on safer and better food. The EU and Taiwan experts shared experience in four sessions: SPS audits and inspections in the EU and Taiwan and trading partner countries; animal disease control in the EU and Taiwan and regionalisation in the EU; border and behind-the-border measures ensuring food safety; as well as modern regulation of organic products and best practices.

The seminar brought together around 200 government officials, experts and business representatives from the EU and Taiwan to share experience on international food trade issues. Madeleine MAJORENKO, Head of the EETO, Francis LIANG Kuo-Hsin (梁國新), Chairman of TAITRA, and CHANG Su-San (張淑賢), Director General of BAPHIQ, delivered opening remarks at the seminar.