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Vice President Chen arrives at airport in Rome
Vice President Chen Chien-jen and Mrs. Chen arrived at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport at 1:45 p.m. on September 3 local time (7:45 p.m. September 3, Taipei time). They were accorded a courteous reception after disembarking from their aircraft and then boarded a waiting shuttle bus fo...
Taiwan includes 3 more SE Asian nations in streamlined visa procedure
Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Taiwan has included three more Southeast Asian countries in its streamlined visa application procedure, as part of efforts to deepen ties and exchanges with a region that is home to 600 million people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.From Sept. 1, citizens ...
It is not necessary for manufacturers to fill out tax certificates for tax-exempt beverages assessed by a competent tax authority
The National Taxation Bureau of the Northern Area (NTBNA) indicated that, the Ministry of Finance indicates that for taxable goods or directly exported, tax-exempt commodities released from a factory, the manufacturer shall fill out tax payment certificates or tax exemption certificates by batches. ...
A taxpayer who doesn't receive any payment from properties lent to others for business or for carrying out professional services should declare rental income on such properties regardless.
The National Taxation Bureau of the Northern Area (NTBNA), the Ministry of Finance indicated that for taxpayers who don’t receive any payment from properties lent to others for business or for carrying out professional services, the revenue from leasing will be upwardly adjusted by the collection au...
Executive Yuan launches committee to settle ill-gotten party assets
Dealing  with  illegitimately  obtained  party  assets  is  important  for  redressing  past  injustices  and  transitioning  to  a  more  democratic  future,  Premier  Lin  Chuan  said  today  at  the  inauguration  of  the  Executive  Yuan’s  Ill-gotten  Party  Assets  Settlement  Committee.The  c...
BSMI urges consumers to replace Dunlop tires subject to recall BSMI, MOEA April 25, 2016
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) was informed by Kuo-chu Rubber Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as Kuo-chu), an importer of Dunlop tires, that 11 SP TOURING T1 tire products produced from 2013 to early 2015 in Thailand and Indonesia have defects that may cause deformation of a...
Bosch recalls 4-inch angle grinders due to overheating concerns BSMI, MOEA May 5, 2016
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) was informed by Robert Bosch Taiwan Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as Taiwan Bosch) of its announcement to voluntarily recall four types of imported Bosch 4-inch angle grinders (GWS 720, GWS 720 ET, GWS7-100 and GWS7-100 ET) manufactured betwe...
Drinking water faucets to be tested for lead residue BSMI, MOEA June 22, 2016
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) has announced on May 11, 2016 that drinking water faucets both imported and domestically produced from January 1, 2017 onward must comply with CNS 8088 standard, which was revised on November 11, 2015.The revision of CNS 8088 "Faucets, ball taps...
Delegation from the Hungarian Parliament to visit Taiwan
August 28, 2016No. 189                                A delegation from the Hungarian National Assembly, consisting of Mr. István Tiba, Ms. Mónika Bartos, and Mr. Máriusz Révész, all of whom are members of the Hungary-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Association, will visit Taiwan from August 28 thro...
Yunlin students relocated to protect their health
The  government’s  decision  to  relocate  students  from  Ciaotou  Elementary  School’s  Syucuo  branch  in  Yunlin  County  is  a  precautionary  measure  to  protect  their  health  and  prevent  further  exposure  to  environmental  pollutants,  Executive  Yuan  Spokesperson  Tung  Chen-yuan  sa...
Premier designates task force on Mega Bank probe
The  Executive  Yuan  will  form  a  supervisory  task  force  to  investigate  violations  of  U.S.  anti-money  laundering  laws  by  Mega  International  Commercial  Bank’s  New  York  branch,  Premier  Lin  Chuan  announced  today.Demanding  a  swift  and  thorough  probe,  the  premier  said  t...
Relations between Turkey and Russia improving
Relations between Turkey and Russia improvingDepartment of International Cooperation, MOEAThe generally harmonious relationship between Turkey and Russia soured last November when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border. The Kremlin reacted with fury and banned the import of cert...
Mainland China going West strategically with 'One Belt, One Road' initiative
In 2013, during mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit to Kazakhstan and Indonesia, he put forward the initiative of building a Silk Road economic belt and a 21st-century maritime Silk Road. Xi pointed out that the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative is not meant to replace existing mechanisms or in...
Paul Ziemiak, Chairman of Germany’s Junge Union, leads delegation to Taiwan
August 27, 2016No. 188                                 A five-member delegation from Germany’s Junge Union, led by Chairman Paul Ziemiak, will visit Taiwan from August 27 to 31 at the invitation of the Republic of China (Taiwan) government. The trip will give delegation members the opportunity to ga...
Hungarian parliamentary delegation visits ICD
A delegation of Hungarian parliamentarians paid a visit to Department of International Cooperation Director General Cynthia Kiang on Aug. 29, 2016. They exchanged views on a range of topics, including Taiwan's economic and industrial policies, Taiwan-Hungary agricultural cooperation, SME cooperation...
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