In order to enhance bilateral economic and industrial cooperation between Taiwan and the UK, the Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Mei-Hua Wang led a delegation to London, and co-chaired the “22nd UK-Taiwan Trade Talks” on 1 October with UK Minister of State for Trade Policy, Conor Burns. During the session, both sides engaged in fruitful discussions on ways to deepen our trade partnership at a time when the UK decides on Brexit.
Deputy Minister Wang mentioned that the UK is one of Taiwan’s major trading partners in Europe and that the US-China trade tension and the impending Brexit brings opportunities for our bilateral relationship. Bilateral investment and cooperation on agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, Fintech, energy and technology cooperation were also discussed at the meeting.
During her trip to the UK, Deputy Minister Wang also visited the Mechatronics in Medicine lab of Imperial College London to learn of opportunities for cooperation in AI applications in medical devices as well as attended a forum with Taiwanese businesses in the London district to understand the impact of Brexit on the operations of those businesses and their deployment in Europe.