Senators urge Lighthizer to begin formal trade talks with Taiwan

 

By Amie Simpson, Brownfield

October 8, 2020

 

A bipartisan group of 50 senators is asking US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to begin formal trade talks with Taiwan.

 

In a letter, the senators say Taiwan is longstanding economic partner and now is the time to begin the formal process of negotiating a comprehensive trade agreement with the country.

 

They say a trade agreement would promote security and economic growth for the US, Taiwan, and the Indo-Pacific as a whole.

 

Taiwan is the 11th largest trading partner of the US with $76 billion in total goods exchanged during 2018...

 

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