American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan Congratulates Lai Ching-te and Hsiao Bi-Khim on Election as President and Vice President of the Republic of China
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham Taiwan) extends its heartfelt congratulations to Lai Ching-te and Hsiao Bi-Khim on being elected as the President and Vice President of the Republic of China. The Chamber also extends warm congratulations to Taiwanese society, as this moment symbolizes the resilience of Taiwan’s democracy and its people’s steadfast commitment to democratic values.
“We have confidence in the crucial relationship between the American and Taiwanese people, believing that under the new government’s leadership, this relationship will continue to thrive,” said AmCham Chairperson Dan Silver. “This not only marks Taiwan’s eighth direct presidential election but also heralds the fourth decade for Taiwan’s democracy. It reminds us that shared values are the driving force behind the lasting relationship between the people of the United States and Taiwan.”
AmCham Taiwan looks forward to collaborating closely with the new government. Emphasizing closer cooperation, the Chamber aims to actively work toward eliminating trade barriers between the United States and Taiwan, as well as improving regulatory and supervisory environments to enhance Taiwan’s competitiveness.
AmCham acknowledges the impressive progress made in negotiations under the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade framework and looks forward to the two sides reaching swift agreement on the remaining areas undergoing negotiations. It is our hope that the implementation of the agreements will have a lasting impact, leading to discussions on a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States.
Additionally, AmCham supports the signing of a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement between Taiwan and the United States to facilitate trade and bilateral investment. Amid global geopolitical changes, Taiwan is urged to seize this golden moment of international goodwill to strengthen its economy and firmly establish itself on the international stage.
The Chamber expresses its gratitude to President Tsai Ing-wen and her administration for its long-standing efforts and support. The government has maintained an open attitude toward industry and issues raised by the Chamber over the past eight years. AmCham appreciates the government’s willingness to engage in regular constructive dialogue and encourages the incoming administration to continue robust communication with AmCham, ensuring international businesses maintain confidence in continuing and expanding their operations and investments in Taiwan.
AmCham also extends its gratitude to all three candidates for sharing their policy platforms with members during a special luncheon series held between September and November 2023.
About AmCham Taiwan
Founded in 1951, AmCham Taiwan works to improve Taiwan’s business environment, making it more open, innovative, and prosperous. With over 1,200 members from around 580 international companies, the non-profit, independent organization serves as a vital bridge between the United States and Taiwan.
Senior Manager of Government and Public Affairs Department
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Manager of Government and Public Affairs Department
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商會理事長 Dan Silver 表示對美台之間的堅韌關係充滿信心，並相信在新政府的領導下其將繼續茁壯。「這不僅是台灣迎來第八次民選總統，更標誌著台灣民主即將邁向第四個十年，民主是美台共享的價值，維繫了美國和台灣人民之間長久的情誼。」
商會期待與新政府攜手努力，同時強調在未來的合作中，積極消除美台貿易壁壘與改善法規監理環境，以增強台灣的競爭力。商會肯定「台美 21 世紀貿易倡議」談判之進展，並期盼雙方下一輪談判順利推進，未來倡議之實施能發揮長遠影響力，進而商議全面的美台雙邊貿易協定。同時，商會也支持美國和台灣政府簽訂「避免雙重課稅協定」，以促進貿易和雙向投資。在全球政經環境更迭之下，台灣應把握黃金時刻，穩定經濟的同時，於國際舞台站穩腳跟。
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