President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) yesterday said he hoped Taiwan and the US would sign a free trade agreement (FTA) as soon as possible. Chen made the remark while meeting Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski yesterday afternoon. He said that bilateral consultations with the US about the trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) went well for the first half of the year. He said the TIFA talks are conducive to the signing of an FTA. The fifth round of talks under the Taiwan-US TIFA in May was productive, reaching consensus on numerous bilateral issues including intellectual property rights, he said. Taiwan is the US' eighth-largest trading partner. The total volume of bilateral trade amounted to US$56 billion last year.
Wed, Nov 01, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Chen plugs US FTA
STAFF WRITER WITH AGENCIES
This story has been viewed 2354 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2015-08-21 to 2015-08-28
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1Djokovic, Federer reach semi-finals in Cincinnati
2Djokovic cruises through opening match in Ohio
3Amla century leads way for S Africa success in first ODI
4Ma’s statements on Japan are untrue: Lee Teng-hui
5EDITORIAL: Lee’s critics are betraying Taiwan