A senior Taiwanese diplomat told lawmakers that 2024 offers a "window of opportunity" for Taiwan’s potential accession to a regional trade bloc because Taiwan-friendly Canada will be the rotating chair next year.
Taiwan has signed an Enhanced Trade Partnership Arrangement with the United Kingdom, paving the way for talks about digital trade, green energy, and investments.
Canada and Taiwan have completed talks on a bilateral deal to boost foreign investment and will work to make sure it takes effect promptly, Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng and Taiwan’s government said.
The proposition that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity will not be enforceable is an illusion.
Taiwan and the United States have kicked off their second round of negotiations under a bilateral trade initiative.
Taiwan and the UK are to begin official-level talks on an Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP) in three key areas with the aim of signing a memorandum of understanding.
Some member nations support reviewing applications on a first-come-first-served basis, while others say they can be looked at simultaneously
The US House of Representatives voted to approve the first agreement signed under the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade and to require congressional consultation for future negotiations.
Honduras told Taiwan it is ending their bilateral free trade agreement, effective from the end of 2023.
Honduras’ President Xiomara Castro is on a six-day official visit to China. She launched diplomatic relations with Beijing after cutting ties with Taiwan. The country is also seeking support from China to mitigate its debt burden.
It is the first agreement under a framework for talks between Washington and Taipei called the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade.
Australia is not expected to support the accession of China and Taiwan to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership amid ’geopolitical baggage’.
The Taiwan initiative isn’t a formal free-trade agreement and doesn’t address thorny issues such as tariffs, but it’s part of a broader drive to deepen trade ties amid heightened tensions with Beijing
Taiwan will suspend implementation of a free trade agreement with El Salvador from May 15, following the former Central American diplomatic ally’s decision to repeal the deal.
The progress to finalize the U.S.-Taiwan 21st Century Trade Initiative is on schedule though without a definitive signing date.
Taiwan and Canada are likely to start the first round of talks about a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) in Taiwan within two weeks.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Britain to support its bid to join a major pan-Pacific free trade pact which London has also applied to enter.
Officials say deal unnecessary because ‘stable conditions for investors do exist in Taiwan’ amid reluctance behind scenes to anger Beijing.
Taiwan and the United States will be signing an agreement under a trade initiative "in the coming weeks" that would pave the way for a full-scale bilateral trade agreement should Washington wish to explore that option.
The talks about a so-called "Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Arrangement" aligns with Canada’s plan to increase trade and influence in the fast-growing Indo-Pacific region.