AIT says time is right to resolve Taiwan-U.S. trade issues

The China Post
Date: June 19, 2017
By: CNA

WASHINGTON — James Moriarty, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, said Sunday that now is

James Moriarty, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, said Sunday that now is the time for the United States and Taiwan to iron out their trade differences by taking advantage of existing negotiating channels.

the time for the United States and Taiwan to iron out their trade differences by taking advantage of existing negotiating channels.

Moriarty said that if the two sides can use bilateral mechanisms like the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to resolve trade irritants, it will help “foster stronger and closer trade relationships.”

There has “never been a better time than now to resolve outstanding bilateral issues” if economic reform is to make major advances toward economic liberalization, Moriarty said.

The TIFA, signed in 1994, is the primary mechanism for dialogue on trade between the United States and Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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