【臺北訊】中華民國國際經濟合作協會（簡稱國經協會）受外交部國際合作及經濟事務司委託，訂於9月7日下午2:00假華南銀行國際會議中心2樓主廳以現場+視訊方式，與韓國全國經濟人聯合會（The Federation of Korean Industries, 簡稱全經聯）以中韓文同步翻譯舉行「第45屆台韓經濟聯席會議」。會議由國經協會韓國委員會莊碩漢主任委員及全經聯韓台經濟協力委員會新任委員長金畯博士（京紡公司董事長）共同主持。台韓會議長期以來備受兩國官方重視與支持，本屆亦邀請經濟部國際貿易局江文若局長，駐韓代表處唐殿文代表，駐臺北大韓民國代表部姜永勳代表，外交部國經司邱陳煜副司長蒞會指導或致詞。本次會議共計約110位業者報名參加，會議現埸亦有約60位業者，來自生技製藥、半導體、資通訊、電機工程、金融，以及多位世界韓人貿易協會旅台韓商於台北現場出席會議，進行交流。
CIECA and FKI will Jointly Convene “The 45th Joint Conference of ROC-Korea and Korea-Taiwan Business Councils”
The Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA), Taiwan has been entrusted by the Department of International Cooperation and Economic Affairs (DICEA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. to jointly hold “The 45th Joint Conference of ROC-Korea and Korea-Taiwan Business Councils” with the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) physically and virtually on September 7. The meeting, with simultaneous translation in Chinese and Korean, was co-chaired by Dr. Chuang, Suo-Hang, Chairman, ROC-Korea Business Council, CIECA and Dr. Joon Kim, new Chairman of Korea-Taiwan Business Council, FKI (Chairman of Kyungbang Ltd.).
For a long time, the two governments have attached great importance and offered support to the Taiwan-Korea Conference. Director General Cynthia Kiang, Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA; Representative Tang, Diann-wen, Taipei Mission in Korea; Representative Young-Hoon Kang, Korean Mission in Taipei; Deputy Director-General Isaac Chiu, DICEA, MOFA are also invited. There have been 110 registrants for the conference with 60 of them attending in person. Their industries include biotech and pharmaceutical production, semiconductors, ICT, electrical engineering, finance,…etc. Several Korean businessmen from the World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Associations (World-OKTA) currently residing in Taiwan also attended the conference in person and exchanged their views with other participants.
To facilitate economic cooperation and trade between Taiwan and Korea, the conference will discuss “Economic Trends in Taiwan and Korea”, “Semiconductor Industry”, “Smart City”, and “Bio/Healthcare Industry”. Dr. Grace Chung, Director, Department of International Affairs, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research; Mr. Joon Kyoo Kim, Director General of Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency Taipei (KOTRA); Mr. Terry Tsao, Global Chief Marketing Officer and President of SEMI Taiwan; Mr. Ki Hyun Ahn, Vice President & COO, Korea Semiconductor Industry Association; Mr. James Kuo-Ann Chiao, CEO, Smart Cities Consulting; Dr. Kab Jae Lee, Executive Director, Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA); Ms. Lin, Chia-Li, Senior Marketing Director, PharmaEssentia Corporation; and Dr. Soon-wook Hwang, General Director, Bureau of Health Industry Promotion, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) will share their insights and opinion with participants.
Due to the severe COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of global trade protectionism last year, the external environment is replete with difficulties. However, companies from Taiwan and Korea have continued to increase their exports through their strong competitiveness and the assistance of relevant government ministries. The Korean government announced on July 14 that it would upgrade the “Korean New Deal” to the “Korean New Deal 2.0” plan to promote the Human New Deal, the Digital New Deal, and the Green New Deal as the economic driving force in the post-pandemic era. By 2025, the total scale of investment has been expanded from 160 trillion Korean Won to 220 trillion won (approximately NT$5.3 trillion). In addition, Korea also announced at the end of August that it will invest 6.3 trillion won (about NT$150 billion) next year to support the three major industries of next-generation automobiles, semiconductors, and biotechnology and medical care.
During the pandemic, not only have vaccine research and development, production and distribution gained attention, another issue that has emerged is the crisis of cracks in the industrial chain. In particular, various countries have been deeply attentive to the impact of the semiconductor industry on other industries. Taiwan and Korea have also used their own Big Data and capital in recent years. The utilization of their advantages in the communications and electronics industry in the construction of smart cities is the focus of the discussion at this Taiwan-Korea meeting. Our businesses should seize the opportunity for cooperation.