Restrictions eased on foreign NPOs
Courtesy of ICRT
Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior is taking steps to ease restrictions on the opening of foreign non-profit organization (NPO) branch offices in Taiwan.
The newly-revised “Directions for Foreign Civil Institutions and Organizations to Apply to Set up and Register Offices in the Republic of China (Taiwan)” also includes NPO's from Hong Kong and Macau.
The directions were first issued in 1987 but they were amended on 31 December last year, when several obstacles to foreign NPOs looking to set up contact offices in Taiwan were removed.
The government says it hopes the relaxation of the rules will encourage more foreign NPOs to set up offices in Taiwan, “making the country more visible on the world stage and help expand its international relations.”