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Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Rules Governing Review of Securities Listings
2021.04.07 (Articles 28-2, 28-4, 28-7 amended,English version coming soon)
Current English version amended on 2020.03.30
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Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Rules Governing Review of Securities Listings(2010.03.09)
Unless it is a state-owned enterprise, any issuer applying for listing of domestic securities shall first have applied for registration of its stock as emerging stock and have had it traded over the counter for not less than six months, and have completed relevant procedures for dematerialized registration of the issued securities, before the TWSE will accept its listing application for processing.
The TWSE will accept for processing an initial application by a foreign issuer for a first-time listing of stock issued by the foreign issuer that is not listed on any foreign securities exchange or securities market ("a primary listing") only after that foreign issuer has first been under advisement regarding listing by the lead securities underwriter, or has applied for registration of its stock as emerging stock and had it traded over the counter, for not less than six months.
A foreign issuer whose stock or depositary receipts already are or have been listed on any major foreign securities exchange or securities market and that is applying for a primary listing of its issued stock may be exempted from the requirement in paragraph 2 that the foreign issuer shall first undergo listing advisement by the lead securities underwriter or apply for registration of its stock as emerging stock and have it traded over the counter for not less than six months; provided that this paragraph shall not apply if the foreign issuer has been delisted from a major foreign securities exchange or securities market for over 6 months.
A foreign issuer that has passed the review of stock or depositary receipt listing at any major foreign securities exchange or securities market and that, within the period of validity following the passing of such review, applies for a primary listing of its issued stock may apply on a case-by-case basis to the TAIFEX to reduce the time period specified in paragraph 2 for which the foreign issuer must first undergo listing advisement by the lead securities underwriter or apply for registration of its stock as emerging stock and have it traded over the counter, provided that the time period may be not less than 2 months, and the lead securities underwriter or the lead recommending securities firm may not be changed within such period.
When a foreign issuer applies to list its issued shares or depositary receipts, the shares or depositary receipts specified in the listing application shall be issued in uncertificated (dematerialized) form and registered with the central securities depository. This requirement does not apply, however, if the laws or regulations of its country of registration contain a provision to the contrary.
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