Global Insider: U.S.-Taiwan Trade Relations

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U.S. and Taiwanese officials announced last month that the two will resume suspended free trade talks as early as this year. In an e-mail interview, Rupert Hammond-Chambers, president of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, discusses the current state of U.S.-Taiwan trade relations. WPR: What have been the obstacles holding up this deal? Rupert Hammond-Chambers: Talks on the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between the U.S. and Taiwan had been on hold for three years prior to the Sept. 29 announcement. The impasse was primarily due to disagreements over U.S. beef exports. It was the second time in a decade that […]


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