The European Business and Regulatory Cooperation Programme in Taiwan (EBRC) is funded by the European Union. The programme has been up and running since May 2014.
The general objective is to provide concrete support to the bilateral EU-Taiwan policy agenda by bridging differences and building a bilingual platform between the Taiwan Administration and European companies.
The programme will concentrate on both advocating EU regulatory principles and instruments and paving the way for sustainable engagement and cooperation between Europe and Taiwan.
The EU has an active trade dialogue with Taiwan on major issues, such as Government procurement, Technical barriers to Trade (TBT), Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), and specific market access issues. The EBRC introduces relevant EU policies, regulations as well as EU industry standards and cases of best practices to public authorities and other stakeholders by way of targeted seminars or other means. These activities serve as reference points or inspirations for Taiwanese regulators to develop their own regulatory framework.
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