India, Taiwan Ink Migration Agreement to Boost Bilateral Ties

  • 19 Feb 2024

On 16th February, 2024, India and Taiwan signed a migration and mobility agreement, enabling Indian workers to find employment in various sectors in Taiwan. This reflects a renewed cooperation between the two nations.

Key Points

  • Strengthening Labour Cooperation: India and Taiwan signed an MoU to enhance bilateral labour cooperation, facilitating the employment of Indian workers in Taiwan.
  • Pact Details: Discussions over the pact had been ongoing for several years. The agreement will designate India as a "new source" country of migrant workers in Taiwan, with both sides engaging in follow-up discussions to finalize implementation procedures.
  • Employment Details: Discussions will cover industries for Indian employment, job numbers, recruitment regions in India, qualifications, language skills, and recruitment methods.
  • Taiwan's Labour Needs: Taiwan, facing challenges due to an ageing population and low birth rate, is seeking to bolster its labour force through migrant workers.
  • Growing Bilateral Ties: Despite no formal diplomatic ties, India-Taiwan relations are improving, with discussions on a free-trade agreement and Taiwanese investments in India exceeding USD 4 billion.