By: Elaine Hou and Huang Li-yun
Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwan and the United States will hold their latest round of talks under the Trade
and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in Washington next week, which are expected to cover a wide range of trade and investment issues, in an effort to advance bilateral trade ties.
The talks are slated for Oct. 4, and the discussions will focus on priority issues to improve U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment ties, including intellectual property rights protection, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, investment, agriculture, and technical barriers to trade, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said in a statement Friday.
The two sides will also discuss regional and multilateral cooperation, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said.
Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) will lead the Taiwan delegation, which will include officials from several government agencies, such as the Council of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the MOEA, the ministry said. [FULL STORY]