(Arlington, Virginia – September 29, 2021)
The US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement Coalition is pleased to welcome The Project 2049 Institute as a new member. Project 2049 has long worked on U.S.-Taiwan economic, political, and national security issues, and we are pleased to have them onboard to formally express their support for a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between the United States and Taiwan.
The Project 2049 Institute said, “We have long supported a U.S.-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement, and have conducted research on this topic for publication. We encourage progress on this matter and all initiatives aimed to create a more normal, stable, and constructive U.S.-Taiwan relationship.”
The Coalition engages with key stakeholders in the business and policy communities to raise awareness about the benefits of a U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement, and to promote beginning bilateral BTA negotiations as soon as possible. Taiwan continues to be a tremendously important trading partner to the United States, and a BTA with Taiwan makes sense both strategically and economically.
Coalition members believe that a stable and economically vibrant Taiwan is in the best interests of the United States and our regional allies. A U.S.-Taiwan BTA would allow the two partners to continue to enhance the relationship based on mutual trust and shared values.
About The Project 2049 Institute (Project 2049)
The Project 2049 Institute (www.project2049.net) is a nonprofit research organization focused on promoting American values and security interests in the Indo-Pacific region. We specialize in open-source research using Chinese language sources to inform policy debate and advance public education. Our core mission is to create and disseminate knowledge that makes the region more peaceful and prosperous. The Project 2049 Institute is located in Arlington, Virginia, and was co-founded in 2008 by the Honorable Randall Schriver and Lt Col Mark Stokes (USAF, ret.). We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Independent and non-partisan, our research is focused on bolstering human rights and national security.
About the US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement Coalition
The US-Taiwan BTA Coalition (www.ustaiwanbta.com) intends to solidify support for a BTA between the U.S. and Taiwan. The Coalition, launched in September 2020, serves as a mechanism for binding together all those who support a BTA, and for leveraging and coordinating resources to construct a broad base of support in all regions of the United States and Taiwan, and from all sectors of the economy.
Lotta Danielsson, US-Taiwan Business Council
Tel: (703) 465-2930