Taiwan ready for free trade agreement with US: country's chief negotiator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The minister without portfolio and Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator, John Deng (鄧振中), expressed on Monday (June 10) his optimism about the country conducting talks ab...

Taiwan missed a chance to sign FTA due to Fukushima food ban: Japan academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party government missed an opportunity to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan when it came to power in 2016 because it failed to resolv...

Taiwan Assurance Act may lay groundwork for Taiwan-US FTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 7) unanimously backed the “Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019,” which supports Taiwan and urges it to increase its ...

200 US firms keen on shifting manufacturing base from China to India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Approximately 200 American corporations have expressed interest in relocating their manufacturing base from China to India following the general elections in the South Asi...

USDA wraps up trade mission to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wrapped up a trade mission to Taiwan on Thursday, April 25. On Wednesday, April 24, the head of the USDA’s delegation, K...

USDA trade delegation to Taiwan to be joined by 49 US agribusinesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be sending a delegation representing 49 major agribusinesses in the United States for a trade visit to Taiwan scheduled for ...

Taiwan's ban on American beef, pork a trade barrier: US report

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's restrictions on imports of pork and beef from the United States remain a major barrier to trade between the two sides, according to a recently released U.S. report that hi...

Malaysia threatens to raise stakes in EU palm oil spat

The Malaysian government has threatened to take retaliatory trade measures, including ditching EU-made fighter jets for Chinese ones, if the 28-nation bloc goes ahead with plans to phase out palm oil ...

New York rail tunnel project again gets low grade from feds

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey received another blow from federal authorities Friday in the form of a rating that continues to mak...

El Salvador high court gives lifeline to Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the Central American nation of El Salvador, the high court has suspended the planned termination of a Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan after the country’s Sugar I...

Trump's trade move could deal a political blow to India's Modi

US President Donald Trump has decided to end Washington's preferential trade treatment for India that allows a duty exemption on more than $5 billion (€4.4 billion) worth of its goods coming ...

USDA will make trade visit to Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is planning a trade visit to Taiwan in April, which will be headed by the chief of the Foreign Agricultural...

DC think tanks urge Trump admin to pursue US-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two D.C. area think tanks are urging the Trump administration to move forward with negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Feb. 14, the ...

Former US diplomats urge Taiwan-US free trade deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two former U.S. diplomats and a host of experts advocated for greater effort towards signing of a potential Taiwan-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) yesterday. Former U.S...

'Now a good time for Taiwan to pursue new trade agreement with US'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese legislator and Vice-Chairman of the Taiwan External Development Council, Chuang Suo-hang (莊碩漢) was in Washington D.C. on Sept. 27 to speak at the Center For Strategic...