With the help of some key leaders from over the decades, the Chamber recollects developments that led to the organization’s current influential role regarding the Taiwan economy and U.S.-Taiwan trade relations. Over the decades, AmCham Taiwan’s role in communicating its members’ ideas for improving the business environment to the Taiwan and U.S. governments has been…

It is regarded as AmCham Taiwan’s finest hour. When President Jimmy Carter announced in December 1978 that the U.S. government would be terminating its diplomatic relations and defense treaty with Taiwan to “normalize” relations with China, the future make-up of the U.S.-Taiwan relationship was left undetermined. With the U.S. embassy in Taipei about to close…

An annual report lists Taiwan-related trade issues being followed in Washington. Early each year, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) releases a country-by-country Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. The nine-page Taiwan section for 2020 provides a concise statement of the main areas of U.S.-government concern regarding elements of the bilateral trade relationship. Taiwan’s…