By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Led by Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture, two Taiwanese trade
teams recently arrived in the U.S. and met with American grain importers. The teams were hosted by U.S. government officials at Capitol Hill on Wednesday and signed a memorandum of agreement that will see more wheat, corn, soybean and other grains export to Taiwan in the next two years, according to a report by Liberty Times.
The deal, worth US$3 billion, was signed in the presence of Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Ted Yoho, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific under the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, along with four other Senators and eleven Representatives. AIT managing director John J. Norris Jr. and Taiwan’s de facto U.S. ambassador Stanley Kao (高碩泰) also joined its signing ceremony and gala dinner.
Some participating Congress members thanked the island country for its generous donation of US$800,000 for hurricane Harvey relief efforts, saying it proves a strong friendship between the two. [FULL STORY]