Taiwan is an ideal candidate for the regional trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). That’s the word from the director-general of Boston’s Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Anne Hung in an article to the Providence Journal on Wednesday.
Hung said Taiwan is an important asset for the economic development of the Asia Pacific region. The TPP is an integral part of the US policy of rebalancing toward Asia.
The 12 official TPP members are expected to complete their first round of talks by the end of 2014. The second round will take place soon with plans to include new negotiating members. Taiwan is one of the top performing economies in the Asia Pacific. It is also an ideal candidate for inclusion in the TPP.
Hung said Taiwan has expressed many times its interest in joining the TPP. She said that’s because Taiwan can play a vital role in the economic integration of the Asia Pacific.