The Ministry of Economic Affairs Announces Revisions to Foreign Special Professionals with Specialized Knowledge/Skills in Economic Fields on April 28, 2023 to Encompass Recruitment of Innovative Talent in Exhibition Services
In order to strengthen and expand recruitment of foreign special professionals and talents, the Ministry of Economic Affairs is cooperating with the Ministry of Digital Affairs in the transfer of operations. On April 28, 2023, the Ministry announced revisions to Foreign Special Professionals with Specialized Knowledge/Skills in Economic Fields by adding conditions such as work experience in the conference or exhibition industry, holders of entrepreneurial visas, or residence certificates for innovative startup businesses; qualifications for work experiences such as “software” and “systems integration” in the technical service industry and information communication industry as well as “digital content” in the culture and arts industry have been removed. Hopefully, the latest revisions and easing of regulations will attract and retain more innovative talent in the exhibition industry to boost the competitiveness of our nation’s industries.
The key points of the current revision are as follows:
- In response to the Ministry of Digital Affairs’ establishment, the qualifications for economic fields set forth in points 4 and 5 of the act have been adjusted and transferred to the Ministry of Digital Affairs. (Revisions to point 4 and 5)
- In consideration that the exhibition industry is a key platform in supporting the expansion, sales, and global exchange of Taiwan’s industries, the provisions of point 4 have been revised to include managers with 8 years or more work experience in the conference and exhibition service industry. Individuals meeting these qualifications are deemed to be foreign special professionals in economic fields. (Addition to point 4)
- Added qualifications of foreign special professionals in economic fields to encompass individuals holding entrepreneurial visas or residence certificates for innovative startup businesses, the principal of a domestic business that has received domestic/foreign capital investments or have been acquired in a transaction amounting to US$1 million, senior executives or R&D personnel of core technologies, or the principal of a domestic startup that has received a government technology R&D grant with capital investment in the business amounting to US$1 million. (Addition to point 6)