Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 10/10/2018
Taiwan joined the WTO on January 1, 2002. Taiwan became a member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in November 1991, and joined the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in 1992. Taiwan is also a member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC).
 
As of April 2016, Taiwan has signed five free trade agreements (FTA); which include one with Panama in August 2003, one with Republic of Guatemala in July 2005, one with Republic of Nicaragua in June 2006, one with Republic of El Salvador and Republic of Honduras in May 2007, and one with New Zealand in July 2013. The FTA with Panama is still valid, althrough Panama cut diplomatic tie with Taiwan in June 2017. In addition, Taiwan inked the Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) with China in June 2010,  the Arrangement for the Mutual Cooperation on the Liberalization, Promotion and Protection of Investment between Association of East Asian Relations and the Interchange Association in September 2011, the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation in July 2013, and the Agreement between Singapore and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Partnership (ASTEP) in November 2013.
 
Further information about Taiwan’s bilateral and multilateral trade agreements is available on the Board of Foreign Trade’s (BOFT) website.
 

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Taiwan Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements