Each year, the release of the Taiwan White Paper is followed by a “CEO Mission to Washington”. The central purpose of the trip is to promote the Chamber’s agenda for this year and facilitate its advocacy efforts. The delegation will exchange views with U.S. government officials, members of Congress, think tanks, and others interested in the U.S.-Taiwan economic relationship. This is an opportunity for AmCham to provide briefings on the business climate in Taiwan and to learn about the latest developments in U.S. policy toward Taiwan, especially at a time of growing pressure from China.
The group will present the Taiwan White Paper to contacts in Washington and remind them of the economic and strategic importance of Taiwan. In the Messages to Washington section of the Taiwan White Paper, AmCham urges the U.S. administration and Congress to take into consideration ways to broaden and deepen the American relationship with Taiwan.
Read or download the complete Taiwan White Paper.
- Suggestion 1: Enter into negotiations with Taiwan for a bilateral trade agreement (BTA).
- Suggestion 2: Set the stage for BTA negotiations through the resumption of TIFA Council meetings.
- Suggestion 3: Arrange more high-level government visits in both directions.
- Suggestion 4: Implement tax reforms to relieve burdens on Americans overseas and help promote U.S. exports.