Asia-Pacific AmChams meet in US

The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham Taiwan) yesterday joined a dozen other Asia-Pacific American chambers of commerce as part of the initially regional AmCham enterprise delegation to Washington since the start off of the COVID-19 pandemic.&#13

The enterprise group, which signifies 535 US and international businesses with operations in Taiwan, said that the 3-day go to, which finishes tomorrow, would involve meetings with members of US President Joe Biden’s administration and leaders in the US Congress.&#13

A essential focus of the trip is the power sector, which AmCham Taiwan explained as a “priority area” to endorse vitality protection and the transition to renewable resources of strength.&#13

The delegation also programs to urge Washington to enter into a “comprehensive digital agreement” with as several events as probable, if possible by the time the US hosts an APEC conference subsequent 12 months, it extra.&#13

Relating to Taiwan-US bilateral ties, AmCham Taiwan reported it considered Taiwan merited inclusion in the initial configuration of the US-led Indo-Pacific Financial Framework, but it reiterated that “the most important element” for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is to have the US “firmly and formally tethered to a broad array of Indo-Pacific companions.”&#13

Particularly, the launch past month of the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade supplies an opportunity to make “quantum developments in bilateral trade and integration,” together with development towards a bilateral trade arrangement, AmCham Taiwan president Andrew Wylegala reported.&#13

The stop by, which is being led by the umbrella team AmChams of Asia Pacific, also features representatives from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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