In order to assist securities firms to establish a sound corporate governance system, and to promote the integrity of the securities market, the Taiwan Stock Exchange ("TSE"), the Taipei Exchange ("TPEx") and the Chinese Securities Association ("CSA") hereby jointly adopt the Principles, which have been submitted to the Financial Supervisory Commission ("FSC") for recordation, to be followed by securities firms.
A TSE/TPEx listed securities firm shall, unless otherwise provided for in the Principles, be required to comply with the Corporate Governance Best-Practice Principles For TSE/TPEx Listed Companies.
A foreign securities firm having Taiwan branches may be waived the application of the Principles' regulations from Chapter I to Chapter IV.
A company concurrently operating as securities firm may be waived the application of the Principles' regulations.
Securities firms are advised to promulgate their own corporate governance principles in accordance with the Principles and create an effective corporate governance structure.