Ministry of Economic Affairs to help manufacturers with supply shortagesBy Natasha Li / Staff reporterThe Ministry of Economic Affairs is to assist companies in traditional manufacturing sectors cope with raw material shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said yesterday. Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin, center, yesterday speaks at the ministry in Taipei after convening a meeting with domestic manufacturing representatives about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on local industries. The ministry would help accelerate inspections for faster raw materials imports, Shen said. Local manufacturers have also asked the government to loosen regulations on employee working hours, Shen said. The ministry has to date approved applications from 169 companies seeking to invest a total of NT$78.4 billion as part of the plan.
Source: Taipei Times March 13, 2020 15:56 UTC