Taiwan's president to address trade liberalization in second term
President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that he will focus on the trade liberalization of Taiwan over the next four years during his second term, as part of his efforts to improve Taiwan’s economic ties with the European Union (EU), Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported.
“One very important aspect is free trade, trade liberalization. Actually, we have been talking about free trade for almost 30 years, but we haven’t done enough,” Ma said at the annual Europe Day Dinner held by the European Chamber of Commerce Taipei (ECCT).
He said the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed between Taiwan and China in 2010 has opened many doors for Taiwan, including starting negotiations for economic cooperation agreements with Singapore and New Zealand, the news agency reported.