USTBC today welcomed the new “U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade” announced by USTR, and hoped it could lead to negotiations on a U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA)
The U.S. no longer supports arms sales for Taiwan outside “asymmetric” defense. USTBC worked with our colleagues at AmCham Taiwan to respond to the new Taiwan arms sales policy
USTBC Comments on the Proposed FMS of Contractor Technical Assistance for Taiwan’s Patriot Air Defense System
The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the announcement of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Taiwan of Contractor Technical Assistance and related maintenance and sustainment articles and services for the Patriot Air Defense System, at an estimated cost of US$95 million.
The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the announcement of a possible Foreign Military Sale of equipment and services to support Taiwan’s participation in the Patriot International Engineering Services Program (IESP) and Field Surveillance Program (FSP) for five years, at an estimated cost of US$100 million.
On January 29, 2022, US-Taiwan Business Council Chairman Mike Splinter and President Rupert Hammond-Chambers met virtually with Taiwan Vice President William Lai Ching-te as he transited through San Francisco. Vice President Lai was traveling home from Honduras, where he had attended the inauguration of President Xiomara Castro as a special envoy for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.
Media Mention: Council President talks about what China invading Taiwan would mean on NTD Wide Angle
Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers on NTD Wide Angle, November 13, 2021. [YouTube Screenshot] US-Taiwan Business Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers appeared on NTD Wide Angle on November 13, 2021. He talked about Taiwan’s value to the United States and the world, and what a Chinese invasion of Taiwan might mean. “What we’ve seen is a force-modernization […]