The National Development Council (NDC) establishes the Department of Regulatory Reform (DRR) to promote regulatory reform and innovation. The DRR is divided into 4 Sections and is led by a Director General and a Deputy Director. Departmental responsibilities include the research, planning, and coordination of interdisciplinary regulatory reform projects for national development; the promotion and management of regulatory and institutional reforms, and regulatory reform projects related to national competitiveness; the coordination and promotion of regulatory reforms for the environment of doing business; the promotion and coordination of the practice of regulatory impact analysis; the formulation of regulations on the Executive Yuan Gazette, and the integration, publication, performance management and training of the Gazette; the coordination and management of the Public Policy Participation mechnism; the establishment (amending), interpretation and the coordination of the implementation of the laws on personal data protection; the facilitation of international cooperation and exchange of ideas on regulatory reform issues and the promotion of legislation adjustments for international trade agreements; the preparation of the NDC's annual legislative plans, analyzing and advising on application and interpretation of laws and regulations, reviewing and amending laws and regulation, and handling administrative appeal, state compensation cases.
The functions of each Section are as follows:
Regulatory Reform Section:
1. Research, planning, and coordination of interdisciplinary regulatory reform projects for national development.
2. Formulation of business environment regulatory reform projects.
3. Coordination of interdepartmental implementation of regulatory reform for business environment.
4. Coordination and management of the Public Policy Participation mechnism.
Forward-looking Legislation Section:
1. Establishment (amendment), interpretation, and coordination of the implementation of the laws on personal data protection.
2. Research, planning, and coordination of forward-looking regulatory reform projects.
3.Coordination of interdepartmental promotion of forward-looking legislation.
Overall Planning Section:
1. Facilitation of international cooperation and exchange of ideas on regulatory reform issues and promotion of legislation adjustments for international trade agreements.
2. Collection and analysis of deregulation recommendations from all sources.
3. Promotion and consultation of capacity building for introducing the regulatory impact assessment.
Legal Affairs Section:
1.Preparation of annual legislative plans, and clarification of major uncertainties regarding the application of laws.
2. Interpretation of laws and handling of administrative appeal and state compensation cases
3.Coordination and communication for review and amendment of laws, regulations, administrative measures and other legal affairs.
4.Formulation, joint distribution, and performance management of the Executive Yuan Gazette.