Commentary: Georgia Encouraged to Open Trade Office in Taipei

Trevor Williams

Huei-Yuan Steven Tai says Georgia and Taiwan should share knowledge on ports and public transit while boosting a trade relationship already worth $1.7 billlion. Here, the auto terminal at the Taipei port is pictured during a June visit by Global Atlanta. 

Georgia and Taiwan should share expertise on logistic operations including container ports, airport-city developments and public transportation, says Huei-Yuan Steven Tai, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta. He also encourages the state to open a trade office in Taiwan to host trade missions that would bolster the $1.7 billion relationship.   More
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