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US, Taiwan Aides Hold Opening Talks on Road Map for Trade Deals

  • Meeting is first under initiative on 21st century trade
  • Deputy USTR Bianchi, Minister Without Portfolio Deng attended
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WATCH: US and Taiwanese officials held inaugural talks about developing an “ambitious roadmap for negotiations” to deepen economic and trade relations. Stephen Engle reports.Source: Bloomberg

Senior US and Taiwanese officials held inaugural talks about developing an “ambitious roadmap for negotiations” to deepen economic and trade ties, a move likely to exacerbate tensions between Washington and Beijing. 

Deputy United States Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi and Taiwan Minister-Without-Portfolio John Deng are laying the groundwork to advance “mutual trade priorities” through potential agreements in areas such as regulatory practices, agriculture, anti-corruption and non-market policies and practices, the Office of the USTR said in an emailed statement Monday.