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Taiwan and Puerto Rico ink licensing agreement

Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan and Puerto Rico earlier this week signed a reciprocal driver’s license agreement allowing licenses to be issued without written or road tests, according to a statement by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Miami.

The agreement was signed by TECO director general Philip Wang (王贊禹) and Puerto Rican Department of Transportation and Public Works secretary Miguel Torres-Diaz on behalf of their respective states, TECO said.

With the signing of the accord, Taiwanese aged 18 and over with legal residence in Puerto Rico, and students studying the nation, can obtain a Puerto Rican driver’s license by presenting their Taiwanese license, along with a sight test certificate and other documents, the office said.

Wang said the accord will help enhance bilateral trade and academic exchanges, ease the settlement of people from the respective states, and facilitate mutual visits.

Torres-Diaz said that Taiwan has become the second nation after Germany to sign such an agreement with Puerto Rico.

Taiwan has similar accords with 13 US states: Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Arizona and Alabama.

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