CNAIC, AmCham call for trade deal
OPPORTUNE CHANCE: The economies of Taiwan and the US have rapidly become more integrated amid concern about the security of supply chains, the organizations said
Date: Sep 10, 2020
By: Crystal Hsu / Staff reporter
Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua, center, smiles after a signing ceremony in Taipei yesterday as American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei chairman C.W. Chin, left, and Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce chairman Lin Por-fong, right, hold copies of a joint statement calling for a Taiwan-US bilateral trade agreement.
The Taipei-based Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (CNAIC, 工商協進會) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham) yesterday urged the Taiwanese and US governments to begin negotiating a bilateral trade agreement.
The call came after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Aug. 28 announced that Taiwan would ease restrictions on US beef and pork imports.
“The move eliminates what had been a major obstacle to entering into such an agreement,” the two organizations said a joint statement.
They have long pushed for such an agreement. [FULL STORY]