Trump’s ‘America First’ could affect Taiwan’s exports: MOEA

The China Post
Date: January 21, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach is likely to affect Taiwan’s


export performance, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday in response to the U.S. president’s inauguration speech a day earlier.

Economists, meanwhile, urged the Taiwan government to come up with measures to counter the possible impact of an administration under Trump, who has been strongly leaning toward trade protectionism, as the United States is one of the largest buyers of Taiwan-made goods.

Lin Li-chen (林麗貞), director of the MOEA’s Department of Statistics, appeared cautious about the trade policy of the U.S. in the future after Trump pushed the theme of “America First” in his inaugural address.

“For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry,” Trump said in his speech, “…We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.”    [FULL  STORY]

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