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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Taiwan -- Revised food safety act passes its third reading
An amendment to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation, which not only increases fines for food companies involved in the production of food products ...
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Now that mainland China has signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea, Taiwan is being reduced to a “third party,” Minister of Economic Affairs Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said yesterday.
Amendments to the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食安法) were approved by the Legislative Yuan amid bitter rancor between the ruling and opposition parties, with a number of food industry companies stepping forth to voice their support of the change that will bring severe penalties to future offenders.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has disqualified two diplomatic recruits earlier this year for failing to meet required standards to be R.O.C. diplomats, a MOFA official said yesterday.
A former undersecretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is in Taiwan to hold discussions on food safety, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday.
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President Ma Ying-jeou, the Kuomintang (KMT) chairman, said yesterday that it is “very obvious the entire world is not waiting for Taiwan, but Taiwan is still waiting for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)” to agree with trade agreements with mainland China. Ma urged DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to take Taiwan's economic future seriously by aiding the passing of the Cross Strait Trade in Goods Agreement.
The production value of the local e-commerce industry could top NT$1 trillion (US$32.57 billion) in 2015 as the country moves to take advantage of the growing global trend, the Department of Commerce under the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Tuesday.
Natale H. Bellocchi, former chairman ofthe American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), died Monday at his home in Maryland, sources said. He was 88.
Taiwan comes in the middle of an international ranking of English proficiency, according to the latest report by Education First, a private company that sells English courses.
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Kurt Tong (唐偉康), the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, will today begin his three-day visit to Taiwan.
  
  
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