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 […]

April 26, 2007 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Implications for Taiwan of the Failed Carlyle/ASE Buyout Deal

Special Commentary: Implications for Taiwan of the Failed Carlyle/ASE Buyout Deal (Arlington, Virginia, April 26, 2007) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Earlier this week, Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) announced that global private equity firm The Carlyle Group had broken off negotiations to purchase the company, the end of a process begun late last year […]

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 […]

March 15, 2007 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: America & China Shrug

Special Commentary: America & China Shrug (Arlington, Virginia, March 15, 2007) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers A leading global magazine recently posted a column on Taiwan in which it claimed that President Chen Shui-bian’s recent statements to the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) were “designed to provoke China’s leaders”. I firmly believe that this […]

December 1, 2006 Press Releases

Archived Press Releases – 2005-2006

Archived press releases are available for download as PDF files.   December 13, 2006  —  Senator Lisa Murkowski Joins the US-Taiwan Business Council as Honorary Co-Chairman November 14, 2006  —  US-Taiwan Business Council Supports Taiwan’s Finalizing of Investment Regulations for Chipmaking in China August 17, 2006  —  Senior U.S. and Taiwan Defense Officials to Deliver […]

December 1, 2004 Press Releases

Archived Press Releases – 2003-2004

Archived press releases are available for download as PDF files.   November 30, 2004  —  US-Taiwan Business Council Announces Change of Venue for Taiwan + China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2004 Conference November 4, 2004  —  Impact of Rising China-Taiwan Political Tensions on Semiconductor Industry and Technology Supply Chain to be Featured at US-Taiwan Business Council […]

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 […]

June 17, 2002 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Taiwan Telecom Regulatory Issues

Commentary: Taiwan Telecom Regulatory Issues (Arlington, Virginia, June 17, 2002) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Introduction As part of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Taiwan became a signatory to the WTO Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services. Under that agreement, Taiwan committed to liberalizing its telecommunications market and implementing the regulatory principles contained in the agreement’s […]

June 17, 2002 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Taiwan Transportation Issues

Commentary: Taiwan Transportation Issues (Arlington, Virginia, June 24, 2002) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Cross-Strait Links With the rapidly increasing business volumes between Taiwan and the Mainland over the past two years, direct links between the two sides of Taiwan Strait becomes increasingly important. Following USA and Japan, Mainland China was Taiwan’s next largest business partner […]

May 13, 2002 Testimony

Testimony: United States International Trade Commission 2002

Testimony: United States International Trade Commission Investigation 332-438: U.S.-Taiwan FTA: Likely Economic Impact of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Between the United States and Taiwan (Washington, D.C., May 13, 2002) Written and Oral Testimony by Lotta Danielsson Introduction U.S. productivity in the first quarter of 2002 leaped 8.6%, a jump that the Wall Street Journal […]