ANZTEC and Taiwan’s Quest for Economic Integration

August 1, 2013

The carefully titled Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC), signed on July 10, represents a diplomatic coup for Taipei and a win for New Zealand. The trade pact is not only Taiwan’s first economic cooperation agreement (ECA) with a developed nation and first trade agreement with a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member state, but also its first ECA with a nation that has an existing trade agreement with mainland China.

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Topics: AGRICULTURE TARIFF LIBERALIZATION

Regions: CHINESE TAIPEI

Authors: NICOLE WHITE JIEMING CHU KAELYN LOWMASTER

Publishing Institution: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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