The China Post
Date: May 20, 2017
By: The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A public hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. EST on May 18 at the
U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington could shape the fate of 16 nations — including Taiwan.
By the end of June, information gathered at the public hearing will be submitted to the “Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits.”
The public hearing and the report come after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an investigation into economies with a hefty trade surplus with the U.S.
The 16 listed countries are to be examined for potential “trade abuse” and could be subject to punitive measures if deemed to have taken deliberate measures, including currency manipulation, that may have contributed to the U.S.’s burgeoning trade deficit. [FULL STORY]