The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, Taipei) and the Clingendael Institute (The Hague) were delighted to host an expert roundtable to exchange views on the supply-chain challenges facing both the EU and Taiwan.
The expert panel explored opportunities to make value chains more resilient against all sorts of possible disruptions, varying from pandemic to geo-economic developments. Critical dependencies stood out as a key issue, and the panelists discussed the need to strike a balance between economic efficiency, openness and strategic autonomy. To this end, deeper collaboration with and in the Indo-Pacific on these aspects would be beneficial.
Moderator Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute, discussed these issues with the following experts and policymakers:
- Roy Chun Lee, Deputy Executive Director, Taiwan WTO and RTA Center, CIER
- Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute
- Kristy Hsu, Director, Taiwan ASEAN Study Center, CIER
- Sigrid Johannisse, Senior Advisor Economic Resilience, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
- Chih-hung Liu, Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs