South Asia and Beyond

U.S.-Taiwan Trade Talks To Resume

“I know we are engaged in conversations with Taiwan, or soon will be, on some kind of framework agreement, and those conversations should be starting,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. He was asked about the Biden administration’s position on a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan. Trade Investment Framework Talks (TIFA) were last held during President Barack Obama’s term. President Donald Trump’s administration focused on trade talks with China. Taiwan has been pressing for resumption in talks that could ultimately lead to a bilateral trade agreement.