Sigur Center

On October 27, 2020, Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers speaks on supply chain vulnerabilities and Taiwan’s role in global economic stability for a Webinar Roundtable: “Taiwan’s New Economic Prospects with the US & Beyond,” hosted by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. The Sigur Center is part of the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

In announcing the event, The Sigur Center said that the “Taiwan Roundtable will convene industry experts and policymakers to discuss the future of global economic security and stability.”

2020 has given Taiwan unexpected opportunities for economic expansion and trade relations. A US-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is gaining more momentum than ever. At the same time, the pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of global supply chains concentrated in China, which is expediting manufacturing migration, reshoring, and “decoupling” to various degrees. How is the bilateral FTA expected to progress? And how is Taiwan shaping up to be an important actor in the current shifting global economic climate?

The Council thanks the Sigur Center for the invitation to participate in this event.