WASHINGTON—The U.S. will commence talks with Taiwan to deal with the valuation of its currency and external imbalances, stating its central lender is actively intervening in the foreign-trade market place, the Treasury Division reported Friday.
The section will carry on related talks with Vietnam and Switzerland, which were being designated as currency manipulators by the Treasury under the Trump administration in January.
Departing from the Trump administration’s stance, the Treasury stopped shorter of designating the 3 currency manipulators.
“Treasury has determined that there is insufficient evidence to make a discovering that Vietnam, Switzerland, or Taiwan manipulates its trade amount for possibly of the needs referenced” under a 1988 legislation on trade and competitiveness, the Treasury reported.
The designations came in the Treasury’s semiannual report that analyzes foreign-trade and financial guidelines of big U.S. investing companions. It was the initially report issued under Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.