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The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) – under the framework of the European Business and Regulatory Cooperation 
(EBRC) programme – co-hosted the “2017 EU-Taiwan Seminar on Industrial Designs and Trademarks” with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). The event gathered 230 participants from Europe and Taiwan, which included regulators, representatives of central and local governments, and patent and law offices. The seminar brought together five government officials from the EU Delegation in Beijing, the TIPO, the Intellectual Property Court of Taiwan, and the Supreme Administrative Court to share experience in four parts which covered: the examination of legal regimes on the invalidity of industrial designs, practices regarding the invalidity of industrial designs, legal regimes regarding trademarks, and trademark practices in the EU and Taiwan. The event was held to increase mutual understanding through discussions.






21 June 2017

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The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) – under the framework of the European Business and Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC) programme – co-hosted the “2017 EU-Taiwan Food Safety Seminar” with the European Union Centre in Taiwan (EUTW), National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL), the Food Safety Center, National Taiwan University, and the EU Centre of Excellence, National Taiwan University. The event gathered 140 participants from Europe and Taiwan, which included regulators, representatives of central and local governments and business to discuss in depth food traceability systems and how the EU has adopted systematic tracking methods to effectively support EU Member States in addressing food safety issues, such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) control and management.







The 2017 EU-Taiwan Organic Food Trade Seminar
22 June 2017

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The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) – under the framework of the European Business and Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC) programme – co-hosted the “2017 EU-Taiwan Organic Food Trade Seminar” with the cabinet ministry-level agency under the Executive Yuan, the Council of Agriculture (COA), and the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) under the COA. The event gathered 140 participants from Europe and Taiwan, which included regulators, representatives of central and local governments and business. The seminar brought together government officials from the European Commission and the AFA, and European and Taiwanese experts to share experience in three sessions which covered: the development and regulations on producing organic; best practices sharing; and organic food market and promotion. In keeping with the theme of organic agriculture, refreshments made with organic ingredients were served during the seminar’s afternoon networking and tea break.






2017臺歐綠色政府採購研討會
27 April 2017                                                                            

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The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) – under the framework of the European Business and Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC) programme – co-hosted the “2017 EU-Taiwan Green Public Procurement Seminar” with the Public Construction Commission (PCC), the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

The event gathered 150 participants from Europe and Taiwan, which included regulators, representatives of central and local governments and business to discuss the concept and implementation of “Green Public Procurement” (GPP). Experts from the European Commission, EU Member States (France, the Netherlands and the UK) and Taiwan shared policies and strategies on GPP and the best practices for green, sustainable and circular procurement projects.

Both Taiwan and the EU are parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement. The EU's Circular Economy Action Plan, adopted in December 2015, highlights GPP as one of the measures necessary to ensure more effective and efficient use of resources. The EU is keen to engage in international cooperation with partners like Taiwan in order to increase resource efficiency in global value chains. Taiwan is now developing its green public procurement policy for major infrastructure projects. For the many large scale infrastructure projects that would help to translate this plan into reality, GPP is seen as an approach that could improve the investment environment, stimulate investment by state-run enterprises, and boost innovation while respecting Taiwan government’s commitment to “greening up” Taiwan’s industry.