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Taiwan, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and an Uncertain Future
Freight containers and container ship Maersk Wellington (Maersk Line) at pier, Taichung, Central Taiwan, Taiwan (Holger Leue/Getty Images)

Taiwan, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and an Uncertain Future November 7th Event

The high tariffs that characterized the post-WW I decade helped lay the ground for World War II. As a result, free trade became a central tenet of U.S. policy after 1945. Notwithstanding current political trends, free trade remains a vital tool for encouraging international cooperation and economic growth. This is the aim of the Trans-Pacific Partnership which was signed in February and is awaiting ratification. As the U.S.’s 10th largest trading partner, many believe that Taiwan should be included in the TPP.

On Monday, November 7, Hudson Institute held a panel discussion to examine the benefits to both the U.S. and Taiwan of the latter’s inclusion in the TPP. Speakers included Lotta Danielsson of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, Harry Krejsa of the Center for a New American Security, and Robert S. Wang of Covington & Burling. Seth Cropsey, director of Hudson’s Center for American Seapower, moderated the discussion.

View Mr. Krejsa’s slides here.

Seth Cropsey Moderator

Director, Center for American Seapower, Hudson Institute

Lotta Danielsson Speaker

Vice President, U.S.-Taiwan Business Council

Harry Krejsa Speaker

Research Associate, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security

Robert S. Wang Speaker

Senior Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling, LLP

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