Resolution Urging the United States to Invite Taiwan to Join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

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Bill Title Resolution Urging the United States to Invite Taiwan to Join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Date Introduced July 28, 2022
Type Model Resolution
Status Draft
Task Forces Federalism and International Relations
Keywords International relations

Resolution Urging the United States to Invite Taiwan to Join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

WHEREAS the economy of Taiwan is one of the strongest and wealthiest in the Indo-Pacific region with a gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $660 billion in 2021; and

WHEREAS Taiwan has a larger GDP than seven of the fourteen countries that are already members of the IPEF; and

WHEREAS an estimated $105.9 billion of trade was conducted between the United States and Taiwan in the year 2020, making Taiwan a major trading partner in the Indo-Pacific region; and

WHEREAS Taiwan’s semiconductor manufacturing industry is the best in the world with one firm alone accounting for more than 50% of the global market; and

WHEREAS semiconductors manufactured by Taiwanese enterprises are used in much of the United States’ defense technology and infrastructure, and maintaining seamless access to these resources is critical to US national security; and

WHEREAS the Biden Administration has characterized a goal of the IPEF as harnessing technological innovation and fortifying the economies of its members against fragile supply chains and corruption; and

WHEREAS underscoring the importance of the US-Taiwan relationship and signaling this partnership’s vitality to the People’s Republic of China is in the national interest and could deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan; and

WHEREAS in 2013, Taiwan signed economic association agreements with New Zealand and Singapore, both of which are members of the IPEF; and

WHEREAS the Taiwanese government has asked the U.S. Trade Representative to be included in the IPEF;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this state legislative chamber supports the inclusion of Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF); and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this state legislative chamber urges the US Department of State to make appropriate arrangements to invite Taiwan to participate in IPEF negotiations, for the purposes of improved economic collaboration and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, to the Secretary of State of the United States, and to the U.S. Trade Representative.