Chips and Chains: Trends in US-Taiwan Business

Conference Schedule

Day 1

13:00-14:00 Keynote Speech: How will rising competition with China impact US-Taiwan Trade?

Ryan Hass

Brookings Institution

14:00-15:00 Panel 1: Supply Chains

Taiwan and the US are both fully enmeshed within global supply chains.  How have businesses in Taiwan and the US responded to the lingering disruptions from the COVID pandemic and national security desires to “decouple” the US supply chain from China?



Day 2

9:00-9:30 Opening Coffee Session
9:30-10:30 Panel 2: Semiconductors

Taiwan manufactures almost all of the world’s most advanced semiconductors.  US policymakers see this as a national security liability and have encouraged firms like TSMC to move manufacturing to US soil.  Observers have also called Taiwan’s semiconductor industry a “silicon shield,” making it too valuable for the global economy to lose.  How do Taiwan and the US navigate this complicated security and business relationship?


Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Panel 3: US-Taiwan Trade

The US and Taiwan are significant trading partners, accounting for over $100 billion dollars of trade on an annual basis.  As both parties negotiate a new bilateral trade agreement, what are the stakes of this for businesses on both sides?  How do ongoing geopolitical tensions affect this trade relationship?

12:00 Conference End