To maintain our close and long-lasting bilateral relationships with the U.S. and Canada, we continue to organize meetings under the Taiwan-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) and the Taiwan-Canada Commercial and Economic Consultations. The 13th Taiwan-Canada commercial and Economic Consultations was held in October 2017. In June 2018, the MOEA will organize a high-level business delegation to visit the U.S. and attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit. The "7th U.S. Business Day" and related events, will all be held in October 2018.
Central and South America
In 2018, we continue to strengthen our economic and trade relations with Central and South America, enhance FTA or ECA benefits with our diplomatic allies, and promote our integration into the regional economy. In June 2018, the first Joint Committee of Agreement on Economic Cooperation between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of Paraguay was held to deepen bilateral economic and trade cooperation. We will also seek support from Central and South American members of the CPTPP in joining this regional organization. In terms of trade promotion, TAITRA organized the "2018 Central and South American Taiwan Trade Mission" in March to expand business opportunities in Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil, and will set up the "2018 Latin America Taiwan Trade Mission" in August to visit Mexico, Chile, the Dominican Republic and Argentina.