June 15, 2017 Testimony

Testimony: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific – House Foreign Affairs Committee 2017

Testimony: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific House Foreign Affairs Committee: Renewing Assurances: Strengthening U.S.-Taiwan Ties (Washington, D.C., June 15, 2017) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Introduction Taiwan remains a critical global partner for the United States. It is currently our 10th largest trading partner, ahead of India and other strategically important countries, and it […]

May 10, 2017 Testimony

Testimony: The International Trade Administration 2017

Testimony: The International Trade Administration: Comments Regarding Causes of Significant Trade Deficits for 2016 (Washington, D.C., May 10, 2017) Written Testimony by Lotta Danielsson Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council Introduction On March 31 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13786, directing the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative […]

June 5, 2014 Testimony

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 2014

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Cross-Strait Economic and Political Issues (Washington, D.C., June 5, 2014) Written testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Taiwan: Cross-Strait Economic & Political Issues The global financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent recession hit Taiwan’s economy hard, and it has struggled since to fully recover. Taiwan faces relatively low unemployment, but […]

June 16, 2011 Testimony

Testimony: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs 2011

Testimony: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Why China Matters (Washington, D.C., June 16, 2011) Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Opening Statement Madam Chairwoman and esteemed committee members, it is my great pleasure to testify today in front of this important congressional committee. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has, for many years, played a leadership […]

March 18, 2010 Testimony

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 2010

Testimony: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Taiwan-China: Recent Economic, Political, and Military Developments across the Strait, and Implications for the United States (Washington, D.C., March 18, 2010) Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Committee: Describe the Current Status of, and Trends in, Cross-Strait Trade and Investment Hammond-Chambers: Cross-Strait trade discussions are currently dominated by the ongoing […]

March 11, 2009 Testimony

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative 2009

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative: Taiwan’s Inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement (Washington, D.C., March 11, 2009) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Ms. Blue, I am writing on behalf of the US-Taiwan Business Council, whose mission is to promote closer trade and economic ties between the United States […]

September 8, 2008 Testimony

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative 2008

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative: Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review – Taiwan (Washington, D.C., September 8, 2008) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Ms. Groves, On behalf of the US-Taiwan Business Council, I am pleased to submit the following comments in connection with Taiwan’s “Out of Cycle Review” (OCR) under USTR’s Special 301 […]

June 22, 2007 Testimony

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative 2007

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative (Arlington, Virginia, June 22, 2007) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Tim, Over the past 2-3 years we have seen a significant rise in mergers and acquisitions activity in the Taiwan market. America’s leading private equity companies – led by The Carlyle Group, KKR, Oaktree and Blackstone […]

March 21, 2007 Testimony

Testimony: United States International Trade Commission 2007

Testimony: United States International Trade Commission: Investigation No. 332-478 U.S.-China Trade: Implications of U.S.-Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Trends (Washington, D.C., March 21, 2007) Written testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Dear Ms. Abbott, The US-Taiwan Business Council appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the above-referenced investigation. The US-Taiwan Business Council is a private, non-profit and member-based […]

November 5, 2004 Testimony

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative 2004

Testimony: Office of the United States Trade Representative: Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review – Taiwan (Washington, D.C., November 5, 2004) Written Testimony by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Comments Taiwan has made significant headway over the past 6-12 months in protecting intellectual property rights. Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, Premier Yu Shui-kun, and the members of the Legislative Yuan have […]