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Taiwan eases restrictions on foreign workers, signs tax deal with Japan

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Taiwan will ease its restrictions on hiring white-collar foreign professionals, Minister of Labor Chen Hsiung-wen said.

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Chen said restrictions on white-collar foreign professionals - two years of work experience and a minimum salary threshold, as well as a minimum paid-in capital of the enterprises hiring them - will be eased, with the scale of the restrictions finalized at the end of the year.

Chen noted that Taiwan allows white-collar foreign professionals to work here, but imposes high restrictions.

He pointed out that because of the restrictions, the number of white-collar professionals working in Taiwan is only around 20,000 a year at most.

Taiwan and Japan signed a bilateral agreement on the avoidance of double taxation in Tokyo, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under the double taxation avoidance agreement (DTTA), Taiwanese nationals working in enterprises in Japan will not be taxed in both countries, and vice versa.

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