Date: October 2, 2015
By: John Liu
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The latest round of trade talks between Taiwan and the U.S. under the
bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) made much ground in a number of areas on its first day, yesterday, but both sides have yet to reach consensus on issues such as U.S. pork imports, said a U.S. trade official.
The talks reached agreement on several issues and enhanced economic ties between the two nations, said Robert Holleyman, a deputy U.S. trade representative and the head of the U.S. delegation, in a joint press conference issued with his R.O.C. counterpart, Deputy Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao (卓士昭).
The TIFA meeting is a very important platform for dialogue, and good progress was made in yesterday’s meeting, Cho said. “Through this platform, both sides were able to discuss certain important issues and resolve items that concern both sides.” [FULL STORY]