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Jun 26

Taiwan, Trade and Trans-Pacific Partnership

Taiwan is a member of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). Its economy would make it among the more developed in the now 12 country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation. It would seemingly stand to benefit from better integration into the global economy, especially in light of South Korea’s FTA with the U.S. and other regional trade tie-ups. So what are the prospects for Taiwan joining the TPP at some time in the near future? Is joining the talks a priority for Taiwan, or is it content to pursue other options? What are the economic benefits and drawbacks to its interests and to America’s? Is it an economic question at all or is it more a political issue associated with cross-straits policy? Please join us as we seek to address these questions and others with our distinguished panel of experts.

More About the Speakers

Mignonne Man-Jung Chan, Ph.D.
Former Senior Advisor to the President, 2008-2010, National Security Council, ROC (Taiwan) 

Jeffrey J. Schott
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics 

Rupert Hammond-Chambers
President, US-Taiwan Business Council 

Derek Scissors, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation 

Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)