CNAIC held an international forum on May 16, 2017. Following Chairman Lin’s opening remarks, Mr. David Hsu, Deputy Director General of Bureau of Foreign Trade, delivered his greetings. After the opening ceremony, Mr. Marc Bauer, Member of Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and Mr. Ken Chen, Chief Secretary of Customs Administration of Ministry of Finance， delivered their speeches on Rules of Origin.
In the first half of the forum, Mr. Bauer presented “Status Quo and Future of Origin” to the audience. He mentioned that due to different understanding of the origin of a product, different rules were implemented by each country. As a result of multiple sets of rules on the origin of the goods, cost of importing and exporting goods has increased. Therefore, ICC has been pushing for the simplification and harmonization of Rules of Origin.
In the second half of the forum, Mr. Ken Chen gave a speech on “An Introduction to Rules of Origin of Import and Export Goods”. Mr. Chen introduced the guidelines used by the Customs Administration to determine the origin of a product and the procedures for pre-certification of goods. Following the speech, CNAIC Secretary General Liang-Tung Fan chaired the question and answer session with the two speakers.
As a trade-oriented economy, Taiwan is deeply affected by the issues surrounding Rules of Origin. The forum was considered a great success with more than 200 participants from both private and public sectors.
Chairman Lin (4th from the left), Mr. Marc Bauer (3rd from the left), Mr. David Hsu, Deputy Director General of Bureau of Foreign Trade (3rd from the right), and Mr. Ken Chen (2nd from the right) with distinguished guests.
Mr. Marc Bauer, Member of Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Ken Chen, Chief Secretary of Customs Administration of Ministry of Finance.
Secretary General Liang-Tung Fan (center) chairs the Q&A Session.