On the 7th, the Kuomintang Legislative Yuan Party Group held a press conference titled "Small and Small Enterprises Urgently Need Assistance! The Government Please Propose a Specific Plan Immediately!".

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[Reporter Wang Qianhao/Taipei Report] President Tsai Ing-wen held a national security high-level meeting on December 31 last year, proposing to assist traditional industries and small and medium-sized enterprises to move towards low-carbonization, modularization, and upgrading and transformation.

The KMT Group of the Legislative Yuan today (7) stated that it strongly urges the government to come up with measures to help small and medium-sized enterprises out of difficulties, enhance competitiveness, and encourage enterprises to raise wages for workers. Only small and medium-sized enterprises with stable development can have a stable society and drive contribute more to the overall economy.

The Kuomintang League held a press conference today entitled "Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Urgently Need Assistance! Please Propose a Specific Plan Immediately!". The Kuomintang League Chief Zeng Mingzong said that Taiwan's economic development during the epidemic has three characteristics: large enterprises are relatively good, small and medium-sized enterprises are relatively bad; exports are relatively Good, domestic demand is relatively bad; manufacturing industry is relatively good, service industry is relatively bad.

80% of small and medium-sized enterprises are in the service industry. During the past three years of the epidemic, small and medium-sized enterprises have been hit the hardest.

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Zeng Mingzong pointed out that small and medium-sized enterprises have created more than 9 million job opportunities, which is related to social stability. Therefore, the Kuomintang group requires the government. After the impact of the epidemic, small and medium-sized enterprises are also facing major bottlenecks in social transformation and net zero emissions. They urgently need government assistance and require the government to immediately propose feasible The program helps 1.6 million small and medium-sized enterprises to transform and upgrade, making greater contributions to the country's economic development.

Xie Yifeng, secretary general of the Kuomintang League, analyzed that small and medium-sized enterprises are currently facing a shortage of manpower and problems of inheritance and succession.

The labor participation rate has been growing negatively for two consecutive years. Small and medium-sized enterprises are relatively disadvantaged in talent competition. Coupled with the retirement of senior technical personnel and the problem of second-generation succession, there are problems in the preservation and inheritance of business capabilities.

Xie Yifeng pointed out that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are faced with the changing global situation, resulting in rising transportation costs of raw materials and goods, reducing the profit margins of small and medium-sized enterprises.

In addition, the European Union has proposed a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). In 2027, all Taiwanese products exported to Europe must purchase CBAM certificates. However, according to a survey, more than 40% of small and medium-sized enterprises have not yet taken any action on the transition to net zero. The main reason is that there is no professional talent Assist small and medium-sized enterprises and call on the government to provide active assistance.

Lai Shibao, a legislator of the Kuomintang, reminded that there are about 500,000 small-scale businesses across the country, such as noodle stalls and bakeries near their homes. The number of employees is about 3 to 5, the turnover is small, and there is no need to issue unified invoices. This group of enterprises Urgently need government help.

He advocated that the 140 billion yuan in the post-epidemic special budget for strengthening economic and social resilience should be allocated 3 billion yuan by the government as an exemption from the 2021 business tax. The business tax of 500,000 companies is about 3 billion yuan, which the government can handle.

Fei Hongtai, a legislator of the Kuomintang, questioned that the Ministry of Economic Affairs is striving for a special budget of 25 billion after the epidemic to upgrade small and medium-sized enterprises, but how to upgrade?

What are the specific contents and measures?

In the past, the forward-looking budget also prepared the same budget. How effective is the implementation?

The Ministry of Economic Affairs must explain to the outside world, otherwise the Kuomintang group is highly suspicious that the Tsai government only takes care of its own people.