Taiwan was not the only Asian country to submit a proposal of including LED lighting products at EGA negotiations in 2015. The Korean government also presented similar proposals for LED lighting and metal silicon material required for LED manufacturing.
Currently, the EGA consists of 17 negotiating members. ETA has adopted an Information Technology Agreement model. In other words, once parties of the agreement’s environmental product global trade volume reaches 90%, it will be applicable to all 160 WTO members.
EGA talks were inconclusive on March, but member states including U.S. and several green enterprises hope to seal the agreement within 2015. TLFEA hopes LED lighting will be included as a tariff-free item in the EGA by the middle of next year.