In the first nine months of 2019, the United States recorded a US$17.4 billion trade deficit with Taiwan. Photo: EPAIn the first nine months of 2019, the United States recorded a US$17.4 billion trade deficit with Taiwan. Photo: EPA
In the first nine months of 2019, the United States recorded a US$17.4 billion trade deficit with Taiwan. Photo: EPA

Taiwan keen to avoid currency manipulator label by reducing US trade surplus

  • Taiwan’s trade surplus with the US is expected to pass US$20 billion this year, meeting one of the criteria Washington uses to qualify for monitoring
  • Taiwan was last labelled a currency manipulator by the United States in December 1992, and was on the US Treasury monitoring list in 2016 and 2017

Topic |   Taiwan
In the first nine months of 2019, the United States recorded a US$17.4 billion trade deficit with Taiwan. Photo: EPAIn the first nine months of 2019, the United States recorded a US$17.4 billion trade deficit with Taiwan. Photo: EPA
In the first nine months of 2019, the United States recorded a US$17.4 billion trade deficit with Taiwan. Photo: EPA
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