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ECCT lauds bid to relax rules on foreigners' stays

TAIPEI--The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) has praised Taiwan's government for relaxing regulations on the residence status of dependants aged over 20 who wish to live with their parents in Taiwan.

This breakthrough comes after considerable effort by the ECCT, particularly its Better Living committee, as the issue has appeared in the committee's position paper for several years, the chamber said in a statement Tuesday.

“Prior to this announcement, the Better Living committee had argued that the rules had made it difficult for multinational firms to attract and retain talented individuals, namely senior staff with adult children, to live and work in Taiwan,” the ECCT said.

“The committee therefore regards this as an important development that will help to improve Taiwan's friendliness and attractiveness to investors, multinational firms and talented senior individuals,” it said.

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