The "Taiwan-US 21st Century Trade Initiative" will hold its first negotiating meeting on November 8th and 9th. Our team will be led by Yang Zhenni, deputy chief negotiator of the Economic and Trade Negotiation Office of the Executive Yuan.

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[Reporter Li Xinfang/Taipei Report] After Taiwan and the United States launched the "Taiwan-U.S. 21st Century Trade Initiative" in June this year, after many discussions, it was finally decided that the first negotiation meeting would be held on November 8 and 9.

It is reported that this physical meeting will be held in New York, the United States, and Taiwan and the United States are expected to come to the negotiating table on four issues including trade facilitation, small and medium-sized enterprises, good regulatory practices, and anti-corruption.

In the first meeting, 4 topics of SMEs in New York will be discussed first

A senior government official said yesterday that the negotiation was led by Yang Zhenni, the deputy chief negotiator of the Economic and Trade Negotiation Office of the Executive Yuan. The U.S. side's negotiating team will be announced separately.

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After launching the Taiwan-US 21st Century Trade Initiative on June 1 this year, the Executive Yuan announced on August 18 that the two sides agreed to formally launch the Taiwan-US trade negotiation and negotiation. Eleven topics including corruption, small and medium-sized enterprises, digital trade, labor, environment, standards, state-owned enterprises, and non-market policies and measures will be negotiated, but the issue of tariff reduction will not be dealt with for the time being.

Our team, Jenny Yang, led the officials of the US Trade Representative to the field

Deng Zhenzhong, chief negotiator and political committee member of the Economic and Trade Office, said yesterday that China is fully prepared and will discuss the follow-up process after watching the progress of the first negotiation meeting.

The Economic and Trade Office said yesterday that the first negotiation meeting will be attended by representatives from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice, the National Development Council, the Defense Inspection Bureau of the Agricultural Commission, the Legislative Council of the Executive Yuan, and the Economic and Trade Office.

The goal of the Taiwan-US 21st Century Trade Initiative is to obtain a high-standard and economically meaningful trade agreement after the negotiation is completed. Both the United States and the United States have a high willingness to cooperate and believe that fruitful results can be achieved as soon as possible.

We look forward to helping Taiwan establish a fair and competitive investment and trade environment, assisting exporters to reduce operating costs, and promoting small and medium-sized enterprises to expand into the international market.

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