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42 US senators urge talks on Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA) on Tuesday (June 29) sent a letter signed by them and 40 other senators calling on U.S. Trade Representative Kather...

Biden meets EU leaders, thaw in aerospace dispute agreed

US President Joe Biden was seeking support in Brussels on Tuesday as he meets European Union leaders ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. European leaders were eager for a truce ...

Blinken says trade talks with Taiwan could start soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken indicated on Monday (June 7) that trade talks with Taiwan should begin soon. During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing ove...

US, China to assess Phase 1 deal soon, Biden trade chief says

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday (May 5) she expects to engage "in the near term" with Chinese officials to assess their implementation of the "Phase 1" tr...

EU ready to 'discuss' coronavirus vaccine patent waivers

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday that the bloc was ready to discuss a proposal to waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines, stressing that Europe's priority would be t...

Trade talks with US to resume this year: Taiwan's foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new round of talks between Taiwan and the United States under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) will likely take place this year, though the exact date...

USTR's Tai highlights China, climate in talks with Japan, France, others

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai spoke on Tuesday with top officials in Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and France about shared interests ranging from concerns about China’s trading practices...

Taiwanese-American confirmed as US trade representative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Katherine Tai (戴琪) was confirmed as the U.S. trade representative on Wednesday (March 17), making her first the first Taiwanese-American, Asian-American, and woman of colo...

Biden, Modi discuss climate and Myanmar

US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed in a call on Monday to work closely to fight COVID-19, renew their partnership on climate change. Additionally, they said that dem...

AP sources: President-elect Biden intends to nominate House committee lawyer Katherine Tai as US Trade Representative

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: President-elect Biden intends to nominate House committee lawyer Katherine Tai as US Trade Representative.

Taiwan, US hold new economic dialogue, leave out BTA and American pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan inaugurated a new economic dialogue on Friday evening (Nov. 20). The first U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPP) began with the...

WTO clears EU request for tariffs on US over Boeing

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Monday gave approval to European Union (EU) retaliatory tariffs on $4 billion (€3.4 billion) worth of US goods in respons...

EU trade bodies slam US decision to retain tariffs

European trade groups reacted with regret and disappointment Thursday to a US decision to keep tariffs on EU goods in place. The French wine and spirits exports federation FEVS said the decision &quo...

161 US representatives call for Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A letter addressing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and signed by 161 U.S. House of Representatives has called for the country to start negotiating for a bilat...

Donald Trump to impose tariffs on remaining imports from China

US President Donald Trump began the process of ramping up tariffs on almost all of China's remaining imports after trade talks between the two countries ended on Friday. The move came less than a...