Taiwan reiterated Sunday its desire to join the CPTPP, and negotiators are in Washington this week hammering out a potential free trade agreement with the United States.
The time is not yet ripe for Taiwan to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), economic minister Wang Mei-hua said.
Trade-dependent Taiwan has made relatively good progress towards joining the revamped version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but it is awaiting clearer rules on membership, the island’s chief trade negotiator said.
Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim urged the US to initiate bilateral trade talks.
India is seeing public opinion drastically shift in favor of Taiwan amid growing anti-Beijing sentiments. But will New Delhi risk its Asian rival’s wrath for stronger ties with Taipei?
Indian currently has no plans to launch talks with Taiwan for a trade deal contrary to speculations that Delhi may launch trade dialogue with Taipei that drew sharp reaction from China.
China asked India to approach ties with Taiwan “prudently and properly” and said it would “firmly oppose” any official exchanges between New Delhi and Taipei.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated Taiwan’s desire to be included in the CPTPP and sign bilateral trade agreements with regional countries, during a virtual forum attended by former world leaders.
People cannot accept the sacrifice of democratic values, people’s health, and farmers’ interests in exchange for the opportunity of trade negotiations between Taiwan and the US.
Taiwan and Belize yesterday inked an economic cooperation agreement (ECA), aiming to reduce tariffs, expedite bilateral trade, encourage mutual investment and foster technical cooperation.
A group of Republican lawmakers seeking to counter national security and economic threats from China is calling for the United States to open trade talks with Taiwan.
At the first-ever European Union Investment Forum held in Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen called for the opening of negotiations for an investment agreement with the EU.
Business groups in Taiwan and the United States have formed a coalition to facilitate negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement, its founding members said.
Taiwan is set to open an economic dialogue with the US, laying the groundwork for talks on a free trade agreement while the island unwinds cross-strait economic integration with Beijing.
Taiwan’s main opposition party began a push for a referendum to block the easing of restrictions on US pork imports, which if passed could threaten a long-mooted free trade deal with the US.
The United States will hold a new annual senior-level economic dialogue with Taiwan to strengthen bilateral economic ties, after Taiwan pledged last week it would open its market to previously banned categories of American pork and beef.
Some 200 pig farmers and workers staged a protest in front of the Yunlin County government building to oppose the central government’s decision to allow imports of US pork containing the controversial veterinary drug ractopamine.
Taiwan paved the way for an eventual free trade deal with the United States by announcing an easing of restrictions on the import of US beef and pork.
Taiwan will continue to work closely with the United States with the focus on establishing a constructive security relationship and beginning negotiations on a free trade agreement, said President Tsai Ing-wen.
A decade on from the signing of what amounts to a free trade agreement between Taiwan and China, the economic integration it was meant to accelerate remains a long way off.