||The Council comments on the recent U.S.-Taiwan Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks and the necessity for Taiwan to expand its trade arrangements and to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as soon as possible.
Special Commentary: Taiwan, TIFA & TPP - Taiwan Needs the Trans Pacific Partnership Now
||Happy Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake)
||Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers speaks on the U.S.-Taiwan bilateral economic relationship at “Shoring Up the U.S.-Taiwan Partnership,” an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America, in Washington, D.C.
||The Council issues a press release, commenting on the resumption of TIFA talks between the U.S. and Taiwan
US-Taiwan Business Council Welcomes Announcement of Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks between the United States and Taiwan (PDF file)
||Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers speaks at “Staying Ahead of the Economic Curve: Taiwan and Its Rivals in East Asia and Beyond,” an event hosted by the Wilson Center, in Washington, D.C.
||Council Chairman Paul Wolfowitz and Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers (who is also a co-author) speak at the release event for a report entitled “Taiwan Inc.: A home for global business” at the American Enterprise Institute, in Washington, D.C.
||The US-Taiwan Business Council releases a report entitled "The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap" during a session at the US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference
Report: "The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap" (PDF, 2.42MB)
Graphic: Report Cover
Graphic: The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap
|Sept. 30 - Oct. 2
||The US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference 2012 takes place in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Keynote Speech by Andrew Yang, Taiwan's Vice Minister of National Defense (Policy) (PDF)
||The Council comments on the July 13, 2012 signing of a US$3.8 billion Letter of Offer & Acceptance (LOA) to upgrade Taiwan’s 145 existing F-16 A/B fighters.
Special Commentary: Signing of an LOA to Upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Fighters
||Member Meeting with Christopher Marut, the new Director, Taipei at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in Washington, D.C.
||Council President Rupert Hammond-Chambers speaks on "Free Markets Are Essential to a Flourishing Democracy" to The Formosa Foundation’s Young Ambassador Program, in Washington, D.C.