Enhancing Trade, Investment and Cooperation between India and Taiwan
About the Book
<p>This is the first exhaustive study on possibilities of comprehensive economic partnership between an emerging market in Asia, India, and one of the four 'Asian Dragons', Taiwan. It focuses on how Asian countries can leverage their mutual complementarities, develop production networks and efficient supply chains and enhance investment flows—taking the example of India and Taiwan. Based on primary survey based research, the report highlights the barriers to trade and investment in India and Taiwan, and suggests measures to remove them. It critically examines the WTO and FTA strategies of India and Taiwan in the context of the trade agreements in Asia.</p> <p> </p> <p>The report focuses on both cross-cutting and sector-specific issues. The sectors discussed in the report include: logistics, automobile and auto component, information and communication technology, food processing, distribution and retail, and human resource development. These sectors have been selected as they are undergoing regulatory and policy changes in India and emphasis is on how India and Taiwan can learn from each other's development and regulatory experiences. The report provides information to businesses operating or planning to operate in each other's market and to policymakers on how to facilitate business interaction and greater trade, and investment flows.</p>
About the Author(s) / Editor(s)
<p><strong>Parthapratim Pal</strong> is Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He has a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has worked in the areas of financial markets and international economics. Before joining IIM, he worked with ICRIER and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). His recent areas of interest include: international trade, regional trade agreements, WTO related issues and international capital flows. He has a number of publications in nationally and internationally reputed journals and books.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Arpita Mukherjee</strong> is a Professor at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. She has several years of experience in policy-oriented research working closely with the government in India and the UK. She has conducted studies for various international organisations such as UNCTAD, WTO, ASEAN Secretariat, ADB, ADBI, OECD Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Italian Trade Commission, Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India (TECC) and European Commission. Her research is a key contributor to India’s negotiating strategies in the on-going Doha Round of WTO negotiations and in bilateral agreements with countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey and regional blocks such as the EU and ASEAN. Her research has contributed to India’s domestic policy reforms in the services sector. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research interest includes; services, WTO, bilateral/regional agreements, infrastructure, FDI, agriculture reforms, retail, migration and labour market programmes. She has several publications and has presented her research in various international and national conferences.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kristy Tsun-Tzu Hsu</strong> is an Associate Research Fellow at the Taiwan WTO & RTA Center and Program Director of the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center (TASC), Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) in Taiwan. Her areas of research interests include: international trade policy and economic/trade law, economic integration, Southeast Asia study and dispute settlement. She obtained her LLM from the School of Law, Soochow University, Taiwan and BA in Foreign Literature and Languages from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She involves the government’s WTO and FTA negotiations by participating in government-commissioned research projects and providing consultation and has led research projects of the joint/separate Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) feasibility study with a number of countries. She is currently Advisory Member to the Trade and Development Committee, ROC National Confederation of Industries, International Affairs Committee, ROC Chamber of Commerce, and adviser to the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce’s, or CNAIC’s monthly publication CNAIC Magazine, and Secretary General of the Chung-Hua Association for Financial and Economic Strategies (CAFES).</p>
<p><strong>Ramneet Goswami </strong>is a Research Associate at ICRIER, New Delhi. She has done Masters in Economics from CCS University (Uttar Pradesh). Her primary research areas of interest are: trade in services, regional free trade agreements, foreign direct investment, infrastructure, transport, education, audiovisual and telecommunications. She is currently working on a study on ‘Facilitating Investment between India and Germany”. She has recently completed “Joint Feasibility Study on Enhancing Trade, Investment and Cooperation between India and Taiwan” sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Her other important projects include “Enhancing Trade in Services in the Context of India-Thailand and India-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Agreement (CECA)”; “Trade in Audiovisual Services for India-European Union (EU) Broadbased Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA)”—sponsored by Department of Commerce, Government of India; “Enhancing Bilateral Trade, Investment and Collaboration in Services between India and EU” sponsored by KAS; and retail project sponsored by Italian Trade Commission. She has several publications including book, journal articles, working papers and media articles in her name.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tanu Goyal</strong> is a Research Associate at ICRIER. She has a Masters degree in Economics with specialisation in world economy, from Centre of Trade and Development (CITD), JNU, New Delhi. Her research interests include: trade in services, foreign direct investment issues and retail. She has over five years of research experience and has worked on projects for the Government of India, Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Commission (EC), KAS, Italian Trade Commission, among others. Her other completed projects include studies on the Indian retail sector, direct selling sector and on regional integration in South and East Asia. She has analysed trade agreements and has authored reports providing negotiating strategy for the bilateral agreements being negotiated by the Indian government. She has published several international and national journal articles, book chapters, reports and other popular media articles on policy and trade issues.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Yu-Chia Hsu</strong> is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Taiwan WTO & RTA Center, CIER, Taiwan. She is currently doing tariff analysis, international trade in goods, and potential of cooperation between India and Taiwan. She holds BA in Political Sciences from National Taiwan University (NTU) and MSc in Public Policy from University College London (UCL). She was a research assistant for Dr Dennis Weng-Jeng Peng at the Graduate Institute of Journalism, NTU from 2008 to 2009, and she assisted in the preparation and execution of two research projects, “The Spiral of Silence in the Hakka Language” and “How Cross-Strait Business Ties Affect Taiwanese National Identity and Nationalism.” After completing her Master’s Degree in the UK, she has been an Assistant Research Fellow at CIER since 2011. Her areas of research interest include: WTO issues, international trade, industrial economics, health policy, education policy, and political economy. She has several articles published in Taiwan WTO & RTA Center.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Rajat Kathuria</strong> is Director and Chief Executive at ICRIER, New Delhi. He has over 20 years experience in teaching and 10 years experience in economic policy, besides research interests on a range of issues relating to regulation and competition policy. He worked with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) during its first eight years (1998-2006) and gained hands on experience with telecom regulation in an environment changing rapidly towards competition. The role entailed analysis of economic issues relating to telecom tariff policy, tariff rebalancing, interconnection charges and licensing policy. Market research and questionnaire development and analysis formed an integral part of this exercise. It also involved evaluation of macro level initiatives for transforming the telecom industry. He wrote a number of consultation papers which eventually formed the basis of tariff and interconnection orders applicable to the industry. He has taught undergraduate economics at the University of Maryland and is currently on leave from the International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, where he teaches Managerial Economics and International Trade. He has worked with the World Bank, Washington DC as a Consultant and carried out project assignments for a number of organisations, including ILO, UNCTAD, LirneAsia, Ernst and Young, Consultancy Development Centre (CDC) and Standing Committee for Public Enterprises (SCOPE). He has published in international and national journals, besides in popular magazines and newspapers. He is founder member of Broadband Society for Universal Access and served on the board of Delhi Management Association. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from St. Stephens College, a Masters from Delhi School of Economics and a PhD degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mansi Kedia</strong> is Research Associate at ICRIER. Her area of research covers trade, investment and telecommunication policy. She has published papers/reports on the impact of information technology and telecommunication policies in India. Her ongoing research includes, outlining the future of high value manufacturing in India, estimating the impact of mobile applications on employment and growth, evaluating India’s Preferential Market Access Policy, among others. In addition, she has a background in management consulting and financial services. She has close to four years of experience in the private sector. She received her BSc in Economics from St. Xavier’s, Kolkata, and MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the IIFT, New Delhi.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Hsin-Chen Lee</strong> is an Analyst at the Taiwan WTO & RTA Center, CIER, Taiwan. Her areas of research interest include: general equilibrium analysis, industrial economics, international trade in goods and regional integration. She obtained her MS in Economics from National Taipei University, Taiwan, and BA in History from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She was an Assistant Research Fellow at Research Division IV, Taiwan Institution of Economic Research (TIER) from 2003 to 2004. She has a publication on Taiwan Economic Forecast and Policy (TSSCI), and has several articles published in CIER’s Publications. Her master essay is “The Impact of the FTA between Taiwan and U.S.A. on the Taiwan’s Mobile Industry: The Application of Scale Economics and Imperfect Competition in the GTAP Model.”</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Smita Miglani</strong> is a Research Associate at ICRIER. Her broad areas of research interest are: international trade and investment, energy and infrastructure. She has conducted studies for the Ministry of Commerce, and organisations such as Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), KAS and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). Her research has contributed to India’s negotiating strategies in signing bilateral trade and investment agreements and other policy reform issues at the domestic level. She has published her work in working papers and refereed journals. She holds an MPhil degree in Economics from JNU, New Delhi.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Durgesh Kumar</strong> Rai has been working with ICRIER as Research Associate since July 2008. He has worked on several key projects at the institute including India-EU Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement, India-Turkey FTA, India-Korea Economic Relations, ICRIER-SPF Japan Studies Project and Regional Production Networks. Prior to joining ICRIER, he was associated with National Labour Institute, NOIDA, and worked on an ILO project on “Global Production Systems and its Impact on Labour”. He was also part of an OECD study on “Human Resource in Science and Technology (HRST) in India and International Mobility of High Skill Indians” at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He has done his MPhil from JNU, New Delhi, and pursuing his PhD from the same university. His broad areas of research interest include: international trade, trade in services, regional/bilateral trade agreements, IT-ITeS sector, trade and development, migration and human resources. He has published articles in journals and books, and presented his works at various national and international conferences.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Divya Satija</strong> is a Trade Analyst at the Delegation of the European Union to India. Previously, she was a Research Associate at ICRIER. She conceptualised and coordinated the India-Taiwan project during her stay in ICRIER. She has also worked on other bilateral trade issues such as the India-EU Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement, and on sectors such as retail and consumer behaviour, non-alcoholic beverage sector and IT/IT-enables services sector in India. Her broad areas of interest are: consumer behaviour analysis, sectoral research, international trade and investments and microfinance. She has several publications as book chapters, journal articles and working papers. She holds a BA Economics (Hons) from Delhi University and a Masters in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tai-Yee Wu</strong> is a doctoral student and an instructor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut, USA. His research interest is related to the applications of new technologies in communication processes. In exploring the effects of technology use, he focuses on Netizens’ opinion expressions on political and societal issues in social network sites as well as their impacts on the reality. Also, in terms of online interactions, he particularly concentrates on the users’ emotional satisfaction and communication apprehension. Before resuming his academic pursuits, Tai-Yee was an assistant research fellow in the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) from 2009 to 2011. The research projects he participated in were associated with the economic relations and the strategies for advancing economic cooperation between Taiwan and Southeast, South Asia countries. He is also an author of several articles concerning different sectoral developments of Taiwanese corporations in India, which appeared in the magazine Navigating India published by Taiwan-India Cooperation Council.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Yu-Yin Wu</strong> is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Taiwan WTO & RTA Center, CIER, Taiwan, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Chang Gung University and an Adjunct Instructor at National Taiwan University. She is currently analysing international trade in goods, and the potential of industrial cooperation between Taiwan and India. She was a lecturer, a TA for microeconomics of the PhD programme, and an RA for Professor Bih-Jane Liu’s project on China study. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from National Taiwan University. Her research interest includes: international trade, microeconomics, China study, industrial economics and FDI. She has publication on Management Review (TSSCI) and Taipei Economic Inquiry (TSSCI), and has several articles and papers published in conference papers, magazines and CIER’s publications. Some of her representative publication includes: “The Wage Payment Structure in Taiwan: An Empirical Test of Tournament”, “Development Zones in China: Are STIPs Substitutes for or Complements of ETDZs?”, “Are Exporters Always More Productive than Non-exporters? A Contradictory Case in China” and “Determinants of MNEs’ Entry Decisions.”</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Chun-Ting Yeh</strong> is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Taiwan WTO & RTA Center, and Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center, CIER, Taiwan. He is currently working on analysing the political and economic relations between Taiwan and ASEAN countries, regional economic integration of Asia-Pacific. He was a Confidential Secretary of the Minister of Government Information Office (GIO), Taiwan, and a Research Assistant for Dr Johnny Chi-Chen Chiang’s programme on the regional integration of Asia-Pacific. He is a BA and a MA in Political Science from Soochow University, Taiwan. His areas of research interests include: international relations, international political economy and international organisations. He has participated in several research projects about the issues related to WTO, ASEAN, and Asia-Pacific region. He also published some articles in Taiwan WTO & RTA Center and Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center publications.</p>
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