Ms. Danielsson discussed the history of the proposed bilateral trade deal between the United States and Taiwan, as well as the growing support for such a deal within Congress and the academic/think tank communities, as well as support among U.S. businesses.
She spoke about the many trade ties that already exist between the two sides, and the potential positive effects – both economically and politically – of a bilateral trade agreement between the two. In addition, she enumerated the potential existing issues that such a negotiation might be able to solve. Ms. Danielsson also talked about the hurdles to a BTA, both in the U.S. and in Taiwan, and potential ways to overcome those hurdles.
The Council thanks the Stimson Center for the invitation to participate in this event.