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Free Trade with Taiwan Is Long Overdue

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Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Daniella Markheim

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Trade (Free trade and protection)

Keywords: Trade and foreign aid; FTA; one china; TPA

Type: Report

Coverage: Taiwan


A U.S.-Taiwan free trade agreement would (among other things) increase U.S. auto, rice, poultry, and livestock exports and open a significant new market for new research medicines. It also would signal Congress's displeasure with Beijing's trade misbehavior and demonstrate U.S. resolve in shoring up the eroding geopolitical position of a major American ally in East Asia.