European Institute for Asian Studies
Webinar Taiwan’s Role in the EU’s Strategic Autonomy and Diversification of its Supply Chains
  • Start10:00 AM - Dec 10 2020
  • End11:30 AM - Dec 10 2020
  • Online Discussion
  • +32 2 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the risk of over-reliance on a single country or supplier in the EU’s global supply chain. It has also highlighted the importance of like-minded partners establishing resilient and diverse global supply chains. As one of the major Asian economies, Taiwan is the EU’s 5th largest trading partner in Asia. The EU is also the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Taiwan, with the total sum of investment equalling €50.5 billion in 2019. In turn, Taiwan’s cumulative FDI in the EU reached €7.9 billion, generating more than 60,000 European jobs. Taiwan has long played a key role in the global supply chain, with its advanced ICT and biotechnology sectors. It has also set itself an ambitious renewable energy target, similar to the European Green Deal, and plans to reach the goal of 20% green energy generation by 2025, representing huge investment opportunities for European companies. Taiwan thereby serves as an important economic partner for the EU in the region, especially with regard to its key industries, enhancing the EU’s connectivity with the wider Asian region. This EIAS Webinar will also analyse the potential and prospects for an EU-Taiwan Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA). A BIA between the EU and Taiwan could serve as a valuable instrument for the EU, assisting in diversifying its global supply chains and in further developing its strategic autonomy.

 

You can watch the Webinar here: https://youtu.be/xNowEOp6m7A

Download the Presentation by Mr Chen Chern-Chyi here

Download the Presentation by Mr Pascal Kerneis here

Download the Webinar Report here

 

Programme  

Moderator:
Erik FAMAEY, Senior Associate EIAS

Introductory Remarks:
Ming-Yen TSAI, Taipei Representative to the EU and Belgium

Speakers:
Chern-Chyi CHEN, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Taiwan 

Christophe HANSEN, Member of the European Parliament

Giuseppe IZZO, Chairman, European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan

Pascal KERNEIS, Managing Director, European Services Forum

Sean KELLY, Member of the European Parliament

Followed by a Q&A session with the audience

 

 

 

Online Discussion with live streaming

Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:30

 

Download Report

 

 

Photo Credits: Visegrad Insight


  The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the risk of over-reliance on a single country or supplier in the EU’s global supply chain. It has also highlighted the importance of like-minded partners establishing resilient and diverse global supply chains. As one of the major Asian economies, Taiwan is the EU’s 5th largest trading partner in Asia. […]

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