Businesses upbeat on U.S.-Taiwan dialogue, but say BTA the real prize


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Photo courtesy of Taiwan's representative office in the U.S. Representatives of Taiwan's business community have praised the first U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue, with many anticipating benefits for the semiconductor sector, but said negotiating a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) should remain the top priority. Taiwan and the U.S. held their first talks under the new dialogue in Washington D.C. on Friday. After the session, the two sides signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) and established teams to tackle issues related to global health security, science and technology, infrastructure and energy, supply chain restructuring, investment screening, and 5G. They...