US Congress members call for trade agreement with Taiwan

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 24 December, 2020
By: John Van Trieste

Resolutions backing a trade agreement with Taiwan have been brought forward in both chambers of the US Congress.

Members of both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate have proposed resolutions backing a free trade agreement with Taiwan.

Both the House and Senate resolutions were introduced December 17. They say that trade and commerce can bring the US and Taiwan closer together and benefit both sides’ security and economic growth.

The resolutions say that the United States is Taiwan’s second-largest trade partner, while Taiwan is the United States’ tenth-largest trade partner and eleventh-largest economic partner overall. The resolutions say that the value of bilateral trade has growth from US$62 billion in 2010 to US$86 billion last year.    [FULL  STORY]

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