American Innovation Center Partners with Songshan Cultural and Creative Park for Grand Re-Opening on September 23

The AIC, jointly established by the American Institute in Taiwan and its local hosting partner, is the first of its kind in Asia.  The AIC promotes digital learning and distributes the latest information about innovation, as well as shares current U.S. trends in science, environment, and technology. |PR-2044|September 23, 2020
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AIT, MOFA, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association and Guatemala Host Inaugural Western Hemisphere vGCTF

On September 9, 2020, The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and the Government of Guatemala hosted the first in a series of expert exchanges focused on the Western Hemisphere under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF).  Today’s webinar focused on helping countries deploy digital ...
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Forum on Supply Chain Restructuring: Improving Resilience Amongst Like-Minded Partners

As the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical uncertainties continue to impact supply chains around the world, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will strengthen consultations and cooperation on supply chain restructuring and resiliency, especially in the ICT and medical sectors. |PR-2040| |September 4, 2020|
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Statement on Recent Developments to the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relationship

AIT commends Taiwan for taking significant steps toward fulfilling its commitments on market access for U.S. pork and beef.  These steps affirm Taiwan’s global position as a reliable trading partner and will bring Taiwan into line with international standards applied by countries around the world.|PR-2038|August 31, 2020
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American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office Joint Declaration on 5G Security

Taking into account that secure fifth generation wireless communications networks (5G) will be vital to both future prosperity and security, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, on behalf of their respective authorities, note the importance of cooperation on 5G.|PR-2034|August 26, 2020
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Sec. Azar Pays Respects to President Lee and Highlights Burgeoning U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relationship

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar began his final day in Taiwan speaking to journalists throughout the Indo-Pacific region on a telebriefing hosted by the U.S. State Department’s Asia-Pacific Media Hub.|PR-2030|August 13, 2020
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar to Lead Delegation to Taiwan in First Visit by a U.S. HHS Secretary

In the coming days, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation to Taiwan. This marks the first visit to Taiwan by an HHS Secretary, the first Cabinet member to visit in six years, and the highest level visit by a U.S. Cabinet official since 1979. |PR-2025| |August 5, 2020|
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American Institute in Taiwan Thanks Departing TECRO Representative, Stanley Kao; Welcomes Hsiao Bi-Khim

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) would like to thank departing Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) Representative Stanley Kao for his many contributions to the partnership between the United States and Taiwan... AIT congratulates and welcomes incoming Representative Hsiao Bi-Khim, appointed by President Tsai to lead TECRO during her second term.|PR-2023|July 16, 2020
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The United States Releases the 2020 Trafficking In Persons Report

On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released the 2020 Traffic In Persons (TIP) Report at a virtual event accompanied by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond.  The 2020 TIP Report assesses the anti-trafficking efforts of 188 governments, including the United ...
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United States, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia Conclude the second VGCTF Workshop on COVID-19: Preparing for the Second Wave

On June 24, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in partnership with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and Australian Office, co-hosted the second virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) workshop on COVID-19: Preparing for the Second Wave. |PR-2019|June 24, 2020
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AIT/TECRO Equivalence Arrangement Expands U.S. and Taiwan Organic Export Opportunities

On June 4, 2020, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed and exchanged letters on behalf of the United States and Taiwan inaugurating a new organic equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, 2020, allowing organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan ...
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Virtual Pacific Islands Dialogue on COVID-19 Assistance

The United States and Taiwan are enhancing our important cooperation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We want countries around the world to benefit from the generous contributions and impressive expertise that Taiwan—a vibrant democracy and a force for good—brings to the global community, and improve the health and welfare of their people. |PR-2015|June 5, ...
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Joint Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework

On June 1, 2015, the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) was established to provide a platform through which Taiwan could contribute to global problem solving and share its expertise with partners across the region. |PR-2015|June 1, 2020|
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Taiwan’s Exclusion From the World Health Assembly

The United States condemns Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly. At a time when the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, we need multilateral institutions to deliver on their stated missions and to serve the interests of all member states, not to play politics while lives are at stake. |PR-2013|May 19, 2020
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United States, Taiwan, and Japan Conclude the first Virtual GCTF Workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) was pleased to co-host the first virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) workshop on Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association on April 29. In an effort to comply with Taiwan CDC recommendations on events and gatherings and to accommodate participants ...
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Virtual Forum on Expanding Taiwan’s Participation on the Global Stage

On March 31, 2020, high-level officials representing the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the U.S. Department of State, the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened for a virtual forum on expanding Taiwan’s participation on the global stage.  |PR-2010|April 3, 2020
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AIT@40 Fact Sheet

2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act, which laid the foundation for U.S.-Taiwan unofficial ties and established the American Institute in Taiwan to manage this relationship.  The AIT@40 campaign was a yearlong effort to celebrate the multi-faceted nature of the U.S.-Taiwan partnership through a broad range of activities divided by twelve monthly ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL R. POMPEO On Taiwan’s Election

The United States congratulates Dr. Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election in Taiwan’s presidential election.  We also congratulate Taiwan for once again demonstrating the strength of its robust democratic system, which—coupled with a free market economy and a vibrant civil society—makes it a model for the region and a force for good in the world. |PR-2002|January ...
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