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The European Union in International Affairs

Towards an EU-Taiwan Investment Agreement

Prospects and Pitfalls

Authors: Reilly, Michael

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  • Provides one of the first books in non-Chinese literature to examine EU-Taiwan relations 
  • Analyses Taiwanese domestic economic barriers and structural rigidities 
  • Separates the EU-Taiwan relationship from that between China and Taiwan
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About this book

In late 2015, against a background of growing populist opposition to international trade agreements, the European Commission announced its willingness to negotiate a comprehensive bilateral investment agreement with Taiwan. While this should be relatively straightforward, this book warns that it is unlikely to be so. The major stumbling block is not Chinese opposition, as is so often assumed, or populist resistance but a lack of sufficient political will on both sides. This stems from a mutual lack of awareness which in turn is due to the relative stagnation of bilateral trade. A successful outcome would therefore act as a catalyst in developing relations further. The author examines the principal obstacles to reaching an agreement and the ways of overcoming them. The book should be of interest to policy makers, negotiators and advisors involved in the forthcoming negotiations but also to anyone with an interest in the EU’s relations with Taiwan. 

About the authors

Michael Reilly is Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham, UK. A former diplomat with almost twenty years’ experience in East Asia, he was Director of the British Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan from 2005-2009.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards an EU-Taiwan Investment Agreement
Book Subtitle
Prospects and Pitfalls
Authors
Series Title
The European Union in International Affairs
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68403-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68403-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68402-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88596-4
Series ISSN
2662-5911
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 88
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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