LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad and the Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution to encourage the United States and Taiwan to further strengthen bilateral trade between the countries and continue their strong economic and trade partnership.
“It was a great honor to welcome members of our local Taiwanese community to the state Capitol today and support this resolution of friendship with Taiwan,” said Runestad, R-White Lake. “Michigan benefits greatly, not only from U.S. trade with Taiwan, but also from our Michigan neighbors of Taiwanese heritage, who contribute so much to the quality of life across Oakland County, the state of Michigan, and beyond.”
Senate Resolution 115 states that “Michigan and Taiwan have enjoyed strong bilateral trade, educational and cultural exchanges, and tourism,” and that “Taiwan was Michigan’s seventh-largest export market in Asia in 2020, with $225 million worth of Michigan goods exported to Taiwan.”
Copies of the resolution will be sent to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the President of the U.S. Senate, and the members of the Michigan congressional delegation.