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...