Representatives from the Idaho Transportation Department and the Republic of China — better known here as Taiwan — signed an agreement making it easier for residents of each to drive in the other.
The deal extends a preexisting agreement and allows drivers from Idaho to get drivers licenses in Taiwan — and vice versa — without passing a highway driving test. However, drivers from both Idaho and Taiwan must pass written tests in order to obtain their license in the other jurisdiction.
The agreement is intended to encourage trade between Idaho and Taiwan, Idaho's fourth-largest export destination last year. Idaho exported more than $540 million in goods and services to Taiwan in 2013, 90 percent of which were semiconductors.