The 23rd Taiwan-UK Trade Talks were held recently, in which the friendship displayed emphasize once again the close bilateral ties and the two sides' mutual support for each other's development in a variety of areas.
The 22 October meeting held via video conference was the first economic dialogue between Taiwan and the UK since Brexit at the end of January this year (2020). The co-chairs of the meeting, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Chern-Chyi Chen, and Minister of State for Trade Policy, Greg Hands, led the teams in discussions on deepening the economic and trade partnership and on extending agreements beyond Brexit and forming new collaborations.
The two sides discussed cooperation in a range of areas including education, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, financial services, energy and technology. The broad scope of discussions reflected the intention to strengthen the Taiwan-UK partnership from both sides. Of note, the two sides reached agreement on the mutual recognition of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) data for chemicals.