Sigur Center Asia Report, Issue 14: Taiwan and Asia Pacific Economic Integration: ECFA, TPP, and Beyond Open Access
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The signing of The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), a preferential trade agreement between the governments of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan) that aims to reduce tariffs and commercial barriers between the two sides seems to have alleviated some concerns about Taiwanese economic integration. At the same time, the signing of ECFA has reopened the issue of broader economic integration in the region. Experts on Taiwan's economic policies assembled for a conference on "Taiwan and Asia-Pacific Economic Integration" on April 30th at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies in an effort to explain Taiwan's current economic integration efforts as well as future challenges that will likely accompany such developments.