April 1, 2019
AIT Press Release #: PR-1908
As part of our yearlong campaign celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, AIT is pleased to proclaim April as AIT@40 Trade & Investment Month. Each month of 2019 will feature a theme highlighting the multifaceted nature of the growing U.S.-Taiwan partnership.
The United States and Taiwan have an ever-expanding trade relationship that is mutually beneficial and also contributes to the global supply chain and global growth. Taiwan is the United States’ 11th largest trading partner and 9th largest agricultural export market. The United States and Taiwan also enjoy strong two-way investment, with U.S. foreign direct investment in Taiwan exceeding US $17 billion and Taiwan foreign direct investment in the United States exceeding US $8 billion. The fruits of our trade relationship can be seen everywhere in our two economies, from flowers to smartphones.
Throughout the month, AIT will be highlighting our trade and investment relationship through public speeches, workshops, and trainings. AIT will bring a large delegation from Taiwan to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas on April 8-11. The Discover America Committee’s quarterly meeting on April 9 will highlight AIT’s “USA Through My Eyes” online competition. AIT will participate in the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei’s Hsieh Nien Fan dinner on April 10. On April 16, AIT and the Ministry of Economic Affairs will cohost the Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit, featuring speeches and panel presentations with women leaders from Taiwan and the United States. That event will be followed by a workshop on that topic for stakeholders from across East Asia and Southeast Asia under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will lead its first-ever trade mission to Taiwan from April 22-25. AIT will support the U.S.-Taiwan biopharma industry forum in Taipei on April 25, and will mark World Intellectual Property Day on April 26.
We invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@AIT_taipei) to learn more about U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment, AIT@40, and the U.S.-Taiwan Travel Year.