AmCham Taipei Applauds U.S. Senate Passage of S. 249

The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) applauds the U.S. Senate for passage of S. 249, calling for the Secretary of State to develop a strategy for Taiwan to regain observer status in the World Health Organization. AmCham Taipei urges the House of Representatives to pass a companion bill in order to fully cement U.S. Congress’ support for Taiwan’s participation in the WHO.

The world is now faced with unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to these challenges therefore necessitates the collective efforts of every member of the international community. As the World Health Organization, the WHO’s responsibility should be to cover the healthcare interests of every part of the globe.

Taiwan’s success in containing COVID-19 is a testament to its excellent healthcare system and disease control capabilities. In addition, Taiwan has a long-standing commitment to global health security, investing over US$6 billion in international aid programs since 1996, according to recently passed Senate bill. Taiwan’s dedication to these efforts over the years proves its qualifications to be an able and willing participant in the WHO.
AmCham Taipei supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the WHO. We stand strong with the people of Taiwan, who for decades have provided a safe, stable, and sustainable environment for international business, positively impacting our more than 500 member companies.

Please note AmCham Taipei’s recent editorial: “Reform, Don’t Undermine, the WHO.

About AmCham Taipei
Founded in 1951, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) is a non-profit, non-partisan business organization dedicated to promoting the interests of international business in Taiwan. With around 1,000 members from more than 500 companies representing various industry interests, AmCham speaks with collective authority on business issues as they affect its member companies operating in Taiwan.

For more information, please contact:
Gwenyth Wang-Reeves
[email protected]
(02) 2718-8226 Ext. 314

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