Taiwan, US aim for TIFA talks by year end: US official

Want China Times
Date: 2015-06-03

Taiwan and the United States are working toward holding the next round of talks

John Deng meets Charles Rivkin in February. (Photo from Charles Rivkin's Twitter page)

John Deng meets Charles Rivkin in February. (Photo from Charles Rivkin’s Twitter page)

under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) before the end of the year, Charles Rivkin, US assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, said Tuesday.

“We are trying hard to schedule a TIFA discussion before the end of the year with Taiwan,” Rivkin told the local media.

Earlier this month, Taiwan economic affairs minister John Deng also said that Taiwan was hoping the talks would be held by the end of the year.

Under TIFA, Taiwan and the US will address investment and trade-related issues, Rivkin said when asked about the progress of an investment agreement between the two countries.     [FULL  STORY]

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