The Port of Keelung in Taiwan. Taiwan and the US began talks under the 21st century initiative in June last year. Photo: Bloomberg
The Port of Keelung in Taiwan. Taiwan and the US began talks under the 21st century initiative in June last year. Photo: Bloomberg

US, Taiwan expected to pursue lightweight trade deal as mainland China watches on

  • While Taiwan has long sought a free-trade deal with the US, analysts do not see a breakthrough before the island’s presidential elections next year
  • Negotiations under the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade began in June last year as both sides’ relations deteriorated with mainland China

The Port of Keelung in Taiwan. Taiwan and the US began talks under the 21st century initiative in June last year. Photo: Bloomberg
The Port of Keelung in Taiwan. Taiwan and the US began talks under the 21st century initiative in June last year. Photo: Bloomberg
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