On April 21, 2021, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the annual Hsieh Nien Fan (謝年飯) banquet hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham Taiwan). In a speech, President Tsai recognized and appreciated the establishment of the US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement Coalition. She also reiterated the need for a strong Taiwan-U.S. economic partnership.
President Tsai said:
Lastly, I want to conclude by extending our appreciation to AmCham Taiwan and the US-Taiwan Business Council (USTBC) for establishing the US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement Coalition. Thank you for your staunch support for solidifying the bilateral trade partnership between Taiwan and the United States in the form of a bilateral trade agreement. Our economic partnership can also be strengthened further by resuming talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to lay the foundation for our BTA negotiations.
Having been involved in Taiwan’s trade negotiations for many years, I fully understand the immeasurable importance of trade and investment for our partnerships. So you can rest assured that our government will uphold our commitment to improving and maintaining a robust trade and investment environment.
Source: Office of the President: https://english.president.gov.tw/NEWS/6121
View President Tsai’s full HNF speech on YouTube: