The decision that Taiwan’s voters reach in the December referendum on whether to reverse President Tsai Ing-wen’s decision to allow importation of U.S. pork containing ractopamine could have significant strategic reverberations.
The Biden administration continues to build on the Trump team’s unprecedented efforts to deepen US relations with Taiwan.
Taiwan and the US on June 30 resumed the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks.
Forty-two United States senators across party-lines have urged US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to lay the groundwork for negotiating a free trade agreement with Taiwan.
Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator John Deng said on Wednesday he told the United States he hopes the two can sign a free trade agreement, a deal which would be a strong show of U.S. support in the face of relentless Chinese pressure against the island.
Trade negotiations between Taiwan and the United States under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) mechanism will resume on June 30 after a four-year hiatus, according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).
The administration of US President Joe Biden has continued its ongoing efforts to increase bilateral ties with Taiwan with the announcement about the return of US-Taiwan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks.
EU lawmakers are fed up with the European Commission’s reluctance to start an investment deal with Taiwan, while U.S. President Joe Biden has his sights set on trade talks with Taipei.
Taiwan’s CPTPP entry would not be a minor development that Tokyo can skate past China. Beijing has actively worked to ensure that Taiwan remains outside regional and global multilateral setups and agreements.
Taiwan and the United States are set to convene a meeting of their Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Council in the “coming weeks,” Trade talks might be back on the agenda, picking up the momentum from a flurry of late action by the Trump administration.
China has warned the United States against pursuing a trade deal with Taiwan after Washington signalled a possible resumption of economic talks with the self-ruled island.
Taiwan wants the Australian government to resume free trade agreement talks after they were halted several times from pressure by Beijing.
Draft calls on EU to work with US on China, and to plan deals with Taiwan.
President Tsai reiterated a call for Taiwan and the EU to restart talks for a stalled bilateral investment agreement.
A 10-year deadline for the ECFA to become a full free-trade deal has passed and neither side has taken action
Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congress penned a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday (March 22), urging him to pursue a formal free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan.
Taiwan on January 1, lifted a ban on U.S. pork imports containing a leanness-enhancing additive despite strong public opposition to gain free trade with Washington, oppositions aid Friday.
“I very much look forward to Taiwan and the UK being able to commence dialogue on a free trade or bilateral investment agreement," President Tsai said.
Taiwan is under no illusions it can quickly sign a long hoped for free trade deal with the United States but feels when the time is right “success will flow naturally”, the island’s chief trade negotiator said on Friday.
The government is stepping up efforts to persuade European countries to start bilateral investment agreement talks with Taiwan, as the conditions are ripe, Minister said