On July 14, 2021, Former United States Vice President Mike Pence said now was the perfect time to sign a free trade agreement with Taiwan. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, Pence urged the U.S. to tighten its stance on China and increase Taiwan engagement.
During his speech, Pence said:
We should take this opportunity in history to strengthen the ties of economic commerce between the United States and Taiwan. Now is the perfect time to negotiate a trade agreement with Taiwan. It will benefit both partners, while also helping Taiwan remain strong and secure. Engaging with Taiwan encourages other free nations to do likewise. And it promotes stability and peace in the region.
The US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement Coalition welcomes the support from Former Vice President Pence.
Former Vice President Pence’s speech is available here: