The ECCT's Human Resources committee hosted a half-day forum on the topic "New challenges, critical employment, and other legal Issues in the pandemic era".
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch with Dr Wu Tsung-tsong, Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Taoyuan has a young population and a dynamic environment that continues to attract investment and talent
Taiwan is in the process of formulating a strategy and policies to make hydrogen part of its path to net zero emissions by 2050.
The Robert Walters Salary Survey 2022 was co-launched with the ECCT at a Premium Event lunch, which was followed by a press conference for the media
ESG is now firmly in the mainstream but strategies are diverse and continuing to evolve
The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a briefing by the Taipei City Government on the latest Covid-19 situation in Taipei.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) invited Ethan Tu, one of Taiwan's early tech pioneers, to give a speech at a lunch to coincide with its mid-year meeting.
Hugues Mignot has passed away peacefully at the age of 80
The ECCT's biannual 2023 Europe-Taiwan Telecom Forum was hosted for the seventh time in Taipei. Arranged by the ECCT's Telecom, Media and Content committee, the half-day event brought together telecom and technology industry experts, senior regulatory officials and executives from companies operating in all sectors of the telecom industry and supply chain, including Taiwan’s major telecom operators and equipment suppliers from Taiwan and Europe.
The government has strong ambitions and local industry players see significant business opportunities by being part of the global electric vehicle supply chain
Taiwan's official unemployment rate declined by 0.04 percentage points month-on-month to 3.46% in May, according to a news release by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The 2021 ECCT EU-Taiwan Healthcare Forum brought together experts from Europe and Taiwan to discuss solutions for today's most urgent healthcare challenges.
The ECCT, in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), hosted the 2021 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit -Taiwan (GOWST) 2021
Taiwan's real GDP contracted by 2.36% on a quarter-on-quarter, seasonally-adjusted annualized basis and 2.87% on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2023 (1Q23), according to the latest preliminary estimate by the Directorate General for Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The ECCT's annual Europe Day Dinner was attended by a capacity crowd of distinguished guests including President Tsai Ying-wen, Filip Grzegorzewski, Head of the European Union's (EU) European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan, senior government officials and executives from European and Taiwanese companies. At the dinner, speeches were given by President Tsai, the EETO head and the ECCT chairman.
The UN's sustainable development goals are even more relevant to business sustainability today in the face of a global pandemic and devastating climate change
By Duncan Levine
ECCT member companies across multiple industry sectors are working to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment
The ECCT hosted a special Premium Event Grand Dinner ahead of the Chinese New Year with the theme "Europe-Taiwan: Roaring into the Year of the Tiger"
We are pleased to welcome the following new members to the ECCT in February!
The ECCT is pleased to announce that the chamber has formed a news sharing partnership with ICRT. Under the new cooperative agreement, the ECCT will publish selected ICRT news stories in the News section of Euroview online as well as ICRT's weekly “Taiwan this Week” podcast. In return, ICRT will draw on or cite selected content from Euroview and the ECCT's website.
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch featuring Dr Shieu Fuh-Sheng, Minister of the Ministry of Environment (MOENV).
The ECCT launched its 2023 Position Papers at a Premium Event lunch, which was attended by around 90 members and guests.
The ECCT launched its 2022 Position Papers at a Premium Event lunch, which was attended by 90 members and guests
To maintain economic momentum, Taiwan should re-embrace the winning formula of connection and integration with the world, advance the energy transformation and enhance Taiwan's attractiveness for talent
The ECCT is ready to support Taiwan to boost the resilience of the economy as well as tackle social challenges.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) organised a forum on the topic "Risk management in solar financing - Due diligence and bankability" in conjunction with the EU Taiwan Centre and TÜV Rheinland.
The ECCT arranged a special lunch featuring guest speaker Filip Grzegorzewski, Head of Office, of the European Economic and Trade Office to talk about the EU's response to the crisis in Ukraine and what the new reality means for EU member states and multinational companies
The ECCT arranged a Special Lunch on the topic: "2024, the year when the whole world votes" with renowned Italian journalist Federico Rampini, Global Columnist for Corriere della Sera.
Sales of wholesale trade were NT$1.0164 trillion in March 2023, a decrease of 13.3% compared with the same month in 2022, according to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
A forum on the theme "Carbon pricing strategy of Taiwan: path to global net zero roadmap" (台灣碳定價策略：邁向全球淨零 論壇) was organised by the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) together with Greenpeace (綠色和平), Business Weekly (商業周刊) and co-organised by the European Economic and Trade Office (歐洲經貿辦事處).
The 2022 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) International Forum was organised by CommonWealth Magazine (CMW) in cooperation with the ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) for the third consecutive year
The 2021 Sustainable City Forum was organised by the Taoyuan City Government, the International Climate Development Institution (ICDI) and co-organised by the ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability.
The ECCT hosted the Tainan-ECCT-NCKU Low Carbon City Conference with the theme Public Private & Academic Partnership (PPAP) for a sustainable future
The ECCT has released its 2024 Position Papers.
Taiwan's export orders came in at US$51.9 billion in April 2022 a decrease of 5.5% compared with the same month in 2021, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative was a co-organiser of the 2022 Sustainable City Forum
The ECCT held its annual Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and senior officials from the Taipei City Government (TCG), marking the 23rd year since the ECCT held its first round table lunch with the TCG.
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-An (蔣萬安) and senior officials from the Taipei City Government.
The digital Salary Survey 2023 was released by Robert Walters in cooperation with the ECCT at a Premium Event lunch.
A delegation of ECCT board directors took a two-day trip to Pingtung County
Over 200 ECCT members teamed up representatives of the Kaohsiung City Government and the Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) to clean up a stretch of beach in Kaohsiung.
Taiwan's export orders fell by more than 17.6% year-on-year to US$45.68 billion in the month of May, marking the ninth consecutive month of a year-on-year decline, according to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan's export orders rose by 6% year-on-year to US$55.4 billion in May 2022
The second in the ECCT's Next Generation Business and Leaders Series was held on the topic "The future of Taiwan tourism - MICE, business, and leisure travel".
More than 90% of the rubbish collected was discarded equipment from the fishing industry. The fact that so much fishing waste was collected from just a tiny section of Taiwan's coastline clearly showed the disproportionate level of damage caused by the fishing industry along Taiwan's coast.
The ECCT arranged a special tour of IKEAs sustainable office and hosted a panel discussion on the practical and legal issues that need to be addressed to ensure continued productivity under a hybrid working model
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch on the topic: "The next four years: Implications of the US election on economic & trade policies and Taiwan".
Jerry Fong is retiring after 23 years at the ECCT. During this time he has witnessed dramatic events and changes and made valuable contributions to the chamber's development
By H Henry Chang
The ECCT arranged a webinar on the topic of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), decoupling global supply chains and the challenges facing European business in China.
By H Henry Chang, Chairman, ECCT
ECCT directors provide some insights on the business and economic trends to watch in the year ahead while Taiwan-based political commentators give their views on the geopolitical outlook for Taiwan
By Duncan Levine
The ECCT was invited to join a joint regional European chamber webinar featuring guest speaker Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries.
The ECCT held a Premium Event lunch with Dr Lin Chia-lung, Minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
The ECCT released the 2023 Family Friendly Workplace Survey Report at a Premium Event lunch. Read the full event report.
The ECCT's Better Living Committee hosted a lunch with Ambassador Tom TC Chou, Commissioner of Mayor's office for External Affairs, under the Taipei City Government on the topic of Taipei's 2022 challenges & opportunities
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) arranged a lunch event on the topic of Taiwan's carbon trade policies.
The 2022 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit - Taiwan (GOWST) was organised for the fourth consecutive year by the ECCT and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), co-organised by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) and the Metals Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC) and endorsed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar on the topic of "Covid-19 vaccination practice: Lessons from Israel" featuring guest speaker Dr Manfred Green, Professor of Public Health at the University of Haifa in Israel.
Taiwan's central bank yesterday raised policy rates by 0.125 percentage points and raised the reserve requirement ratios by 0.25 percentage points
Representatives of foreign chambers are praising the government's decision to change the numbering system of Alien Resident Certificates and Alien Permanent Resident Certificates.
Interview with Jennifer Wang, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Taiwan
Foreigners wait for Taiwan to reopen its doors
By Douglas Habecker
Digital democracy shouldn't just be about "making the government good" - it should be about holding companies to account too. And that means a major refocus backwards to the noble and humble origins of insurance and banking.
By Lee Faulkner
The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a special lunch to discuss the forthcoming four-in-one referendum to be held on 18 December
Despite its limitations, the European Union has been an outstanding success story and delivered exceptional value to its citizens and the world
By Duncan Levine
The ECCT's Human Resources and Better Living committees jointly hosted a lunch to get an update on recent amendments to eligibility requirements, benefits and procedures to apply for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card
The ECCT arranged a webinar with Dr Roy Lee, Senior Deputy Executive Director of the Taiwan WTO and RTA Center at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER).
The ECCT arranged a Special Lunch with the CEO and senior executives of TaiwanPlus, Taiwan's first independent English-language video news and entertainment platform for an international audience
Dr Sabine Lutz, responsible for Group Research, Sustainability & RD functions at Mercedes-Benz gave a presentation in a webinar on the topic "Sustainability, technology, and innovation: on the way to a carbon-neutral and digital future".
The ECCT hosted a Special Lunch on the economic outlook for 2022 featuring guest speaker Tony MC Phoo, Senior Economist for Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan
Premier Su has agreed that relaxing border restrictions that are currently keeping foreign spouses and family members apart is a humanitarian issue
Rhetoric in support of action to address climate change sends a positive signal but has no teeth unless it is backed up by a comprehensive policy framework and effective implementation
By Duncan Levine
The ECCT arranged a Next Generation Business & Leaders Series Premium Event on the topic of ASML and the future of Taiwan’s electronics industry
A five member ECCT delegation led by ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and CEO Freddie Höglund took a trip to the Philippines where they held a series of meetings with counterparts from the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), business leaders and business organisations.
The ECCT and CPC Corporation released the "Net Zero by 2050 Best Practices Report" (歐洲商會-台灣中油 2050淨零報告書) at a Premium Event lunch.
Taiwan's total exports rose by 3.4% to US$38.811 billion in the month of September, marking the first rise in monthly exports following 12 consecutive months of declines.
The ECCT was the co-organiser of the three-day 2020 Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan - Virtual together with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
The ECCT's Human Resources committee hosted a half day forum on the topic: "Labour law and labour force challenges in the hybrid working era"
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday raised its local transmission stage warning to level 2 and announced a ban on large-scale gatherings as it tightened Covid-19 prevention measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid an increase in domestically transmitted cases in recent weeks.
The ECCT hosted a webinar on the role of ventilators in the Covid-19 pandemic, covering the medical use of ventilators as well as the business of the ventilator market.
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar in cooperation with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Taipei and AmCham on the topic “The future enterprise: digitalisation, dematerialization, sustainability, global workforce”.
An ECCT delegation headed by outgoing 2022 ECCT Chairman Henry Chang, incoming 2023 Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and CEO Freddie Höglund travelled to Brussels, Belgium for its annual Open Door Mission to the European Commission (EC) and other institutions.
The ECCT hosted the 2020 ECCT EU-Taiwan telecom forum for the sixth time since 2009 with the theme of “5G - Opportunities and challenges in the new decade”.
The ECCT's 2021 Position Papers were officially released at a Premium Event lunch.
The ECCT today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) to promote cooperation between the chamber and the university and provide internships for students and employment for graduates. At a ceremony held today, the MoU was signed by ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and Dr Wang Sea-fue, President of NTUT.
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Minister Tsai Ching-hsiang (蔡清祥)
The ECCT held its 2021 Annual General Meeting where members voted in new boards of directors and supervisors for 2022 and annual reports were delivered by 2021 ECCT Chairman H Henry Chang and Executive Supervisor Mike Jewell
The ECCT's Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Enhancement committees jointly hosted a lunch on the topic "Sustainability of Taiwan's national health insurance system - challenges and opportunities" featuring guest speaker Dr Donald TF Shang, Director-General of the Department of Social Insurance, under the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW).
Taiwan's total exports contracted 13.3% year-on-year to US$35.96 billion in April while total imports fell 20.2% from the same month in 2022 to US$29.25 billion, according to a report from the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
TaiwanPlus has launched a new video podcast hosted by Taiwan's Digital Minister, Audrey Tang
The ECCT's Planet-Friendly Eating & Living (PEL) Platform hosted a lunch on the topic "Medical innovations and insights on obesity - Advice on diet, lifestyle and the science of sleep".
Seismic shifts are taking place in how work gets done, but can society handle them and how will Taiwan adapt?
By Mike Jewell
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) made a compelling case for investing in his city to European investors at the EC CT's first Premium Event lunch with the mayor since he took office last year.
The ECCT's Technology committee hosted a webinar on the subject of "Working From Home - Best practice and how to prepare your business" featuring host and presenter Thomas Kuiper, General Manager of Gandi.net.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan has released its 2023 White Paper - in which it's warning that Taiwan has "fallen far behind schedule" in its efforts to significantly increase the country's renewable energy supply.
The 2022 "Taiwan Energy Market Briefing report - Net-Zero Plan and Aggregated PPAs" was released by RE100 and the ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) at a Premium Event lunch attended by over 100 members and guests.
ECCT members are working together with the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), EU Member State representative offices, local partners and Taiwan authorities in the process to procure and ship medical supplies and equipment to Europe that are urgently-needed to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
European Chambers of Commerce around the world that are members of the European Business Organisations Worldwide Network (EBO WWN) recently surveyed their members to gauge the economic impact of Covid-19 in their respective countries.
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch to launch a report titled "Taiwan Digital Health - Considerations for fostering the best ecosystem", sponsored by Sanofi and presented in association with the ECCT with the support of La French Tech Taiwan
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) jointly arranged the second in a series of workshops with Taiwan Power Company (TPC) on the topic: "Advanced hydrogen technologies & applications".
Once again, this year's ECCT Gala Ball was a stunning spectacle. The theme, “Black & White”, proved a big hit with guests as did the décor and the packed entertainment programme. The evening kicked off with a performance by saxophone prodigy, Kuan Lin. ECCT chairman then made an appearance to thank the organisers, after which a mouth-watering dinner was served at a leisurely pace, accompanied by a variety of beverages.
A panel of five senior female executives from ECCT member companies in different industries gave up an entire afternoon to share some inspirational stories and advice for an audience of around 200 students, academics and business representatives at a forum held on the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU).
Taiwan's official Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for June 2023 came in at 48.3, the fourth consecutive month in negative territory (below 50) but up seven percentage points from the previous month.
Once again the ECCT was the first to kick off the festive season with its annual Christmas Lunch party. Over 100 ECCT members, colleagues, friends and families gathered for a lively celebration
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch on the topic "The EU's Covid-19 response - Actions to safeguard public health and support the economy" featuring guest speaker
Filip Grzegorzewski, Head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan.
In the post #Metoo era, there is zero tolerance for sexual harassment and growing expectations for safe and diverse workplaces.
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch with Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan and senior Taoyuan City Government officials.
The ECCT's Wind Energy committee hosted a webinar featuring Lee Chun-li, Deputy Director-General of the Bureau of Energy (BOE), under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The ECCT hosted the first of its Next Generation Business and Leaders Series Premium Events on the subject of Taiwan’s place and prospects in the digital era.
Taiwan's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) contracted for a third consecutive month by 1.5 percentage points to 41.3 in May, according to the monthly PMI report from the Chunghua Institution of Economic Research (CIER).
The ECCT held its 2022 Annual General Meeting where members voted in new boards of directors and supervisors for 2023 and annual reports were delivered by 2022 ECCT Chairman H Henry Chang and Executive Supervisor Mike Jewell.
The ECCT participated in the launch of the "2023 Taiwan Investing in Health Report" that was commissioned to PwC by the International Research-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IRPMA).
The ECCT's Gala Ball once again lived up to its reputation as being the highlight of Taipei's annual social calendar.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative arranged the third in its series of joint workshops with Taiwan Power Company (TPC) on the topics of offshore wind, smart grids, infrastructure, and turbine technology
The ECCT's Tax committee arranged a lunch on the topic "Impacts of Upgraded Consolidated Land and Building Tax Regime 2.0" featuring speakers Lynn Chen, Partner at KPMG Taiwan and Tony Chao, Managing Director of JLL Taiwan
The ECCT had another great year in 2023. In his annual report to members at today's Annual General Meeting (AGM), ECCT Chairman Izzo reported that 2023 was a successful year for the chamber, despite challenging economic conditions.