Taipei, April 17 (CNA) Taiwan has now reached reciprocal driver’s license agreements with all 10 Canadian provinces after finalizing such an arrangement with Newfoundland and Labrador, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday.
The agreement, which took effect on Tuesday, allows licensed drivers from Taiwan and the Canadian province to apply to obtain a license in each other’s territory without having to take road or written tests, said Remus Chen (陳立國), director-general of the MOFA’s Department of North American Affairs.
The new initiative will bring greater convenience to Taiwanese citizens working, studying and living in Newfoundland and vice versa, he said.
According to Chen, Taiwan has been pushing to sign such deals with all of Canada’s provinces since 2008. As of December 2017, a total of 4,848 Taiwanese had made use of reciprocal driver’s license arrangements with Canadian provinces.
To date, Taiwan has signed mutual driver’s license recognition and exchange deals with a total of 103 countries and territories, according to MOFA figures.
(By Joseph Yeh)