COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Our donation of 2.5 million vaccine doses arrived in Taiwan on June 19, whose health partnership with the U.S. helped save lives here and around the world. The Department of State is proud to support President Biden’s commitment to help the world defeat COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for all of us. Working together to defeat this pandemic shows the strength of the United States-Taiwan relationship. On November 1, we delivered 1,500,100 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan.
Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.
These are excerpts from the U.S. Relations With Taiwan
Read more about U.S.-Taiwan Relations
The U.S. and Taiwan enjoy a robust unofficial relationship. The 1979 U.S.-P.R.C. Joint Communique switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. In the Joint Communique, the U.S. recognized the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China, acknowledging the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China.
Read more about Economic Relations
The U.S. has maintained and enhanced its commercial ties with Taiwan since 1979. Taiwan is the United States’ ninth largest trading partner, and the U.S. is Taiwan’s second largest trading partner. Taiwan enjoys Export-Import Bank financing, Overseas Private Investment Corporation guarantees, normal trade relations status, and ready access to U.S. markets. AIT has been engaged in a series of trade