Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Tai Wan as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Taiwan: Committee proposes minimum wage of NT$24,000

If approved by the Cabinet, with effect from 1st January 2021, the minimum gross monthly wage in Taiwan will be increased to NT$24,000 (US$816) and minimum hourly wage to NT$160 (US$5 …

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Taiwan: Eligible visitors must present negative COVID-19 test result at check-in

All visitors bound for Taiwan must present an English-language certificate on arrival showing they have obtained a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test within three days of boarding their flight …

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Taiwan: 116 days off work in 2021

There will be a total of 116 days off work for employees next year …

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Taiwan: Tax preferences provided for foreign professionals

Expatriate tax allowances have recently been further clarified by the Taxation Administration of the Finance Ministry …

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Taiwan: New Taiwan law restricting suicide coverage in media stirs debate

Employers and fellow workers should be mindful that a well-intentioned condolence for a deceased employee communicated via a house magazine, intranet, or social media message could soon infringe the law …

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Taiwan: Foreign visitors in Taiwan granted second 30-day visa extension

All travelers who entered Taiwan on or before the 21st of March 2020, on a visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have not overstayed their legal stay period will now be granted a second automatic 30-day extension …

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Taiwan: Minimum wage adjusted for 2020

The minimum statutory monthly wage has been increased to NT$23,800 (US$791) per month and NT$158 (US$5 …

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Taiwan: Earnings and productivity statistics in December 2019

Regular monthly pay levels for all employees in Taiwan rose from December 2018 to December 2019 by 2 …

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Taiwan: Agreement on avoiding double taxation between Taiwan and Czech Republic to go into effect

A double taxation agreement between Taiwan and the Czech Republic will come into force on January 21st 2021 …

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Taiwan: Labour leave and wage payment regulations on how to handle “Wuhan Pneumonia”

The Ministry of Labour has been quick to issue labour leave and wage payment regulations on how to handle cases of actual, or suspected, “Wuhan Pneumonia” …

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Taiwan: Formosa Plastics Group to give NT$20,000 in cash gifts

The Formosa Plastics Group (FPG), one of the largest conglomerates in Taiwan, has issued lunar new year bonuses to its employees worth an equivalent to 4 …

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Taiwan: Regular monthly wages post slowest growth in September in 2 years

Regular monthly pay levels for all employees in Taiwan rose from September 2018 to September 2019 by 1 …

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Taiwan: Chunghwa Telecom to raise wages by 3%

With effect from January 1st 2020, Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in Taiwan, will increase wages for its 20,000 employees by an average of 3% …

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Taiwan: Regular monthly pay levels – August 2019

Regular monthly pay levels for all employees in Taiwan rose from August 2018 to August 2019 by 2 …

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Taiwan: Regular wage up over 2.42% in July

Over the year to July 2019 regular monthly pay levels in Taiwan rose by 2 …

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