Hearings added to FEPZ process within Legislature
March 7, 2014, 12:09 am TWN
TAIPEI -- The legislation on the establishment of Free Economic Pilot Zones (FEPZ) around Taiwan faces possible delays as lawmakers decided Thursday not to act on it until the end of March at the earliest.
The joint session of the Legislative Yuan's Internal Administration, Economics and Finance Committees approved a proposal by opposition Democratic Progressive Party members to hold a series of five public hearings on the issue before March 31.
The draft legislation will then undergo a line-by-line review process by relevant committees, according to the committees' decision.
There are no immediate reactions from the administration.
The Free Economic Pilot Zones are part of the administration's efforts to spur economic growth through liberalization.