Taiwan Envoys Promote CPTPP Membership at Peru Trade Seminar | Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were in Lima, Peru this week for the 15th Taiwan-Peru International Economic Cooperation Seminar. They were joined by representatives from Asus, Wan Hai Shipping and other Taiwanese companies.
The event, held from Oct. 18 to 22, served as a showcase for Taiwanese companies in Peru, which is Taiwan’s fifth-largest trading partner in South America, reports CNA. The conference attracted over 200 people representing companies and industry associations in Peru.
Taiwanese Vice Foreign Minister Alexander Tah-ray Yui (俞大㵢) addressed event attendees in a pre-recorded message. He said that cooperation between Peru and Taiwan has grown steadily in recent years within the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
Yui said Taiwan is actively campaigning to join Peru as a member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and if Taiwan’s request is accepted, the reduction in tariffs on goods would significantly increase profits for Peruvian farmers and other businesses.
During the event, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, Rosa Bueno de Lecari, publicly expressed her support for the inclusion of Taiwan in the CPTPP as an important step to develop commercial relations between Taiwan and Peru, reports CNA.
The President of the Peruvian Congress Commission on Foreign Trade and Tourism, Edgar Tello, was also present. He said Peruvian industries are very interested in the Taiwanese market and eager to strengthen their relationship, affirming the positive contributions Taiwan has made to the Peruvian economy.