Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION supporting a free trade agreement between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States.



WATERMAN




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Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION supporting a free trade agreement between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States.

    Whereas, Taiwan and the United States enjoy one of the most important economic and strategic international relationships that exist today;

    Whereas, together, Taiwan and the United States promote a shared belief in freedom, democracy, and market principles;

    Whereas, the level of mutual investment between Taiwan and the United States is quite high;

    Whereas, streamlined foreign investment procedures developed under a free trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States would create new business opportunities and new jobs;

    Whereas, a free trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States would encourage greater innovations and manufacturing efficiencies by stimulating joint technological development, practical applications, and new cooperative ventures;
                


    Whereas, a recent study by the United States International Trade Commission supports the negotiation of a free trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States; and

    Whereas, a free trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States would build on the existing strong relations between Taiwan and the United States to simultaneously boost Taiwan's security and democracy and serve the broader interest of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly supports the negotiation of a free trade agreement between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, Illinois.