The Chinese National Association of Industry & Commerce, Taiwan (CNAIC) just celebrated its 60th Anniversary on September 25, 2012. Over six decades, CNAIC signed cooperation agreements with leading business organizations of 40 countries with the aim of promoting international trade and industrial cooperation. In the recent years, CNAIC has closely collaborated with KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) and BUSINESSEUROPE
BUSINESSEUROPE plays a crucial role in Europe as the main horizontal business organization at EU level. For the time being, through its 41 member federations, BUSINESSEUROPE represents more than 20 million companies from 35 European countries. Secretary General Fritz J. C. Jang on behalf of CNAIC signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mr. Philippe de Buck, Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE in Brussels on November 21, 2012. Mr. Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Mr. Wan-li WANG, Acting Representative, Taipei Representative in the EU and Belgium witnessed the signing ceremony in Brussels.
The conclusion between CNAIC and BUSINESSEUROPE marks a milestone in strengthening economic relations between Taiwan and EU. In the future, CNAIC will organize high level business delegation to Europe. We firmly believe that the enhancement of industrial and business cooperation between Taiwan and Europe will be conducive to the realization of our government initiative in concluding Economic Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan and Europe.