GOV.UK | UK meets £250m match aid target into COVAX, the global vaccines facility

The UK has now mobilised $1 billion from global donors to support vulnerable countries to access coronavirus vaccines – stopping the spread of the disease. Published 10 January 2021From:Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and The Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP Comes as the UN Secretary-General António Guterres starts a ‘virtual visit’ to UK to mark the 75th […]

UK and Foreign Nationals – Important Taiwan Travel Update

Companies and individuals should be aware of recent changes to travel advice. From 1 January 2021, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Taiwan. The local authorities have confirmed that resident visa holders, diplomats, business passengers with special entry permits and spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals will be exempt from this restriction. Please refer […]

BCC – Trading from 2021

Changes to how the UK will trade from January 2021 The UK left the EU, including the single market and customs union, on 31 January 2020, and then entered a ‘stand still’ transition period. During that time, most aspects of the UK’s relationship with the EU, and with other countries which were unaffected by our EU rights and responsibilities, remained […]

British Office/ Grantham Research Insititute – Carbon pricing options for Taiwan

Report prepared for the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration Authors: Josh Burke, Luca Taschini, Stuart Evans, Karishma Gulrajani and Aaron Tam Annual greenhouse gas emissions in Taiwan reached a record high in 2017. Although estimates indicate that annual emissions have fallen since then, stronger action is needed for Taiwan to reach its 2050 target of a […]

TAIWAN ECONOMY: 2019 Q3 UPDATE

SUMMARY: Taiwan’sQ3economicgrowthwas 2.99%, which was higher than expected. The government credits this to trade diversion from the US-China trade war and companies relocating some production and investment back to Taiwan (though this is disputed by the opposition KMT). Taiwan’s stock market was on track for its best year for almost three decades. Taiwan’s presidential election […]

Three cities show interest in sister ties with Oxford

Hsinchu, Taichung and Tainan have expressed an interest in establishing sister-city ties with Oxford after the Oxford City Council on Monday passed a motion to establish a twinning agreement with a Taiwanese city. The Taichung City Government on Tuesday said that it would seek assistance from The Taipei Representative Office in the UK and from […]