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Taiwan, US wrap up latest round of talks for trade deal
The second round of a second phase of talks under the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade wrapped up in Taipei on Friday (May 3) after discussions about agriculture, environmental protection, and labor issues.
Taiwan seeks renewal of trade pact with Nigeria after 33 years
Taiwan urges Nigeria to renew their 1991 investment protection agreement to foster a safer investment climate between both nations. With Taiwan’s trade totaling $1bn in 2022, the country aims to expand its presence in areas such as technology, education, and agriculture.
US, Taiwan to resume trade talks in Taipei starting on Monday
The US and Taiwan will hold another round of negotiations toward their "21st Century" trade agreement starting on Monday in Taipei, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said.
Taiwan president-elect signals desire to join US-led trade framework
Taiwan’s president-elect, Lai Ching-te, signalled his desire for Taipei to join the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, considering the island’s key role in the global economy.
China to impose further limits on ECFA trade agreement with Taiwan
Following Beijing’s decision to revoke several preferential tariff provisions under the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between China and Taiwan, Beijing looks set to impose more limitations and may be preparing to scrap the ECFA entirely.
Taiwan slams China for mulling further suspension of tariff cuts
Taiwan slammed China’s decision to study measures to suspend tariff concessions on more Taiwanese imports after the mainland scrapped preferential tariffs on a dozen chemical products from the island from the start of the year.
Taiwan signs landmark bilateral investment agreement with Canada, aims to join CPTPP
Taiwan and Canada signed a bilateral investment deal, boosting the Taiwanese government’s efforts to bolster business ties with like-minded democratic partners and possibly easing the island’s entry into a major pan-Pacific trade pact.
China ends preferential tax status for 12 Taiwan goods
China’s State Council said that preferential tax rates on the import of 12 Taiwanese petrochemical products will be suspended on Dec 21, raising concerns in Taiwan about economic impacts and election interference.
CPTPP set to discuss Taiwan membership late next year
Taiwan is reminded membership process for UK lasted 2 years. Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) might not be possible until after the third quarter of 2024.
Tsai seeks support for Taiwan joining TPP in talks with Japan envoy
Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen called for Japan’s support for the island to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.
Taiwan outlines CPTPP accession plan for 2024 ’window of opportunity’
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 signs Enhanced Trade Partnership Arrangement with UK
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, Taiwan complete talks on bilateral investment deal
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.
How the US can enforce an “unenforceable” IPEF
The proposition that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity will not be enforceable is an illusion.
Taiwan, US commence second-round trade talks
Taiwan and the United States have kicked off their second round of negotiations under a bilateral trade initiative.
Taiwan, Britain to start trade talks
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.
CPTPP to discuss Taiwan, China joining trade pact
Some member nations support reviewing applications on a first-come-first-served basis, while others say they can be looked at simultaneously
US House approves Taiwan trade deal, demands future oversight
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 ends FTA with Taiwan after president visits China
Honduras told Taiwan it is ending their bilateral free trade agreement, effective from the end of 2023.
China’s Xi says willing to begin free trade talks with Honduras
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.