Taiwan says auto chip shortage not a main topic for coming U.S. meeting



Reuters Staff | Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua said on Thursday a global shortage of auto chips will not be a main topic for a meeting with the United States on Friday, as carmakers are grappling with a supply crunch that has hit production.

The State Department has said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations Matt Murray would take part in the closed door meeting. It will be the most senior announced exchange between Taiwan and U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration so far.

Car factories around the world are shutting assembly lines because of the chip shortages, which in some cases have been exacerbated by the former U.S. administration’s actions against Chinese chip factories.

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