|The US-Taiwan Business Council works closely with our member companies in the Semiconductor, Telecommunications, and Information Technology sectors on issues that influence their Taiwan and China business interests.
With the increasing integration of the U.S., Taiwan, and China markets in the technology industry, the Council recognizes the importance that businesses place on understanding the economic and political dynamics involved in this trilateral relationship, as well as how to maximize opportunities to help grow their businesses in the region.
Based on specific requests, the Council acts as a consultant to member companies; offering tactical and strategic advice, identifying decision-makers, and helping to facilitate relationship-building with government and industry officials in the U.S., Taiwan, and China. In addition, we provide advocacy services in support of efforts by our Chairman's Circle members to secure new business opportunities. The Council also enables our members to make informed business decisions through our suite of technology industry and business information and analysis products.
Some of the issues with which the Council has been active include intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, export controls, and investment restrictions. These and other issues are a growing concern for a number of our technology industry members, and involve a variety of private and government entities. One of the Council's greatest strengths lies in having direct access at the highest levels of those entities, including with the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Executive Yuan (Cabinet), the Legislative Yuan (Congress), the Industrial Technology Research Institute, the Institute for Information Industry, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.
As for the U.S. side, the Council interacts closely with the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, the United States Trade Representative, House and Senate, and the American Institute in Taiwan. These relationships provide our member companies with a unique channel of communication on all Taiwan and China issues.
The Council has also established partner relationships with some of the technology industry's leading groups for events and other initiatives, including the American Electronics Association, the Fabless Semiconductor Association, SEMI North America, the Semiconductor Industry Association, and the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association.
In addition, the Council works closely with the academic and think-tank communities in the U.S. and in Taiwan, notably with organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and the Heritage Foundation.