The US-Taiwan BTA Coalition Welcomes The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as a New Member
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15th, 2021
Contact: Bill Ashworth
The US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement Coalition is pleased to welcome The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as a new member. Strengthening the US-Taiwan economic and strategic relationship has been a priority for ALEC members for more than a decade, and we are pleased to have them on board to formally express their support for a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) between the United States and Taiwan.
Members of ALEC’s Federalism & International Relations Task Force adopted model policy supporting the negotiation of a U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA), and more than 200 state lawmakers from 39 states have signed a letter – posted by ALEC’s 501(c)4 affiliate ALEC Action – calling on the Biden Administration to prioritize the negotiation of a U.S.-Taiwan BTA. ALEC believes that a BTA is economically sound, and is a way to communicate America’s support for Taiwan’s sovereignty and to emphasize America’s commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances.
A BTA with Taiwan makes sense both strategically and economically. Coalition members believe that a stable and economically vibrant Taiwan is in the best interests of the United States and our regional allies. A U.S.-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement would allow the two partners to continue to enhance the relationship based on mutual trust and shared values.
About The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC, www.alec.org) is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism. Comprised of nearly one-quarter of the country’s state legislators and stakeholders from across the policy spectrum, ALEC members represent more than 60 million Americans and provide jobs to more than 30 million people in the United States.
About the US-Taiwan Bilateral Trade Agreement Coalition
The US-Taiwan BTA Coalition (www.ustaiwanbta.com) intends to solidify support for a BTA between the U.S. and Taiwan. The Coalition, launched in September 2020, serves as a mechanism for binding together all those who support a BTA, and for leveraging and coordinating resources to construct a broad base of support in all regions of the United States and Taiwan, and from all sectors of the economy.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. The Council is governed by state legislators who comprise the Board of Directors and is advised by the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of private, foundation and think tank members. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit: www.alec.org.