The Government/Authorities Meeting on Semiconductors (GAMS) was established in 1999, which aims to promote the growth of the global semiconductor market. GAMS members include Taiwan, the United States, the European Union, Japan, South Korea and China.
The world's top semiconductor producers are the U.S., Taiwan, Korea, Japan, the EU and China. The industries of these major players make up the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) to annually promote global semiconductor development and discuss and deliver policy suggestions to governments. By means of the public-private dialogue mechanism between GAMS and the WSC, governments can respond to WSC suggestions, help the industry develop and eliminate semiconductor trade barriers.
The main issues covered in GAMS discussions include Regional Support Programs, Encryption, Chemical Management, Intellectual Property Protection, etc.
Regional Support Programs
GAMS members shares information and practices on government support for semiconductors.
GAMS conducts peer reviews of encryption regulations to ensure an open and fair market access of ICT products.
GAMS discusses the prohibition against the use of some chemical materials, but allows a period for industries to seek substitutes.
Intellectual Property Protection
GAMS discusses topics such as counterfeit semiconductor products, trade secrets, and improving the quality of patent checks.
Together with other members, Taiwan contributes knowledge and resources to have free and open markets for semiconductor products. On 14 April 2022, Taiwan joined the AEO seminar to share our trade facility regulations with WSC and GAMS. Besides, Taiwan cooperates with members towards having efficient information exchange regarding the semiconductor industry.