Epoch Times China Reports — US, Taiwan Officials Discuss Trade, Plan Meeting ‘In Coming Weeks’: USTR

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai discussed trade and investment issues with Taiwan minister John Deng on June 10 and agreed to convene a meeting of the countries’ Trade And Investment Framework Agreement Council “in coming weeks”, Tai’s office said in a statement. “Ambassador Tai emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relationship and explained the Biden-Harris administration’s worker-centered trade priorities,” USTR said. Taiwan had been “cautiously optimistic” about resuming stalled high-level trade talks with Washington this year after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signaled a possible resumption on Monday. The Biden administration has moved to reaffirm its strong commitment to the Chinese-claimed, democratically-governed island in the face of pressure from Beijing to try and assert its sovereignty. Taiwan has long angled for a free trade deal with the United States, but trade and investment talks between the two have been stalled since the Obama administration. A …Read MoreNews and stories on China-US relations | The Epoch TimesChina, China-US News, International Relations, trade

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