After a year of discussion, Taiwan and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for an “industrial cooperation bridging plan” to promote industrial cooperation between the two countries in 11 industries including the photovoltaic and LED lighting industries. Specifically, the pinpointed 11 industries in the MOU, include wind power, photovoltaic, electrical car, LED lighting, hand tools, machinery components and parts, electronic equipment, digital contents, biotech medicine, information service, and e-commerce, according to a Cens article.
Chen Chieh-shan, directorate general of the Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection, noted that Japan is the sixth nation which Taiwan has signed the MRA, following the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The government is also negotiating with the Philippines, India, and Saudi Arabia for signing MRA.
An official of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) noted that renewable energy is included in the cooperative list, since Japanese enterprises are actively seeking Taiwanese suppliers in this field following the March 11 earthquake.