|One of the Councils greatest strengths lies in having direct access to the highest levels of Taiwans government and business community, as well as to senior levels of the U.S. government both in the Executive Branch and in Congress.
The Council works closely with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the US Department of Commerce, the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Trade Development Agency (TDA) to identify business trends and opportunities with Taiwan for Council members.
We have a very good working relationship with Taiwans representative offices in the US - both with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Washington D.C., as well as with the TECO branch offices throughout the US. In addition, the Council works with Taiwan government organizations in Taipei, especially the Ministry of Economic Affairs and its Bureau of Foreign Trade, as well as with the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs, the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), and the Legislative Yuan (LY).
The Council is frequently called upon by the U.S. Government to express its views with regard to US-Taiwan business activities, as well as to offer guidance on sector-specific issues.