Information: American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is a non-profit, private corporation. It was established as part of the Taiwan Relations Act1, and continues to conduct commercial, cultural, and other relations between the United States and Taiwan following the switch in U.S. diplomatic recognition to the PRC in 1979. Funding and operational guidance is provided by the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Congress also provides oversight over AIT’s operations and budget.

U.S. – Taiwan defense relations are handled through AIT’s Technical and Liaison Affairs sections, as well as by the Political/Military Affairs officer stationed in Washington, D.C.

Washington Headquarters Office

1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1700
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone: (703) 525-8474
Fax: (703) 841-1385
Web: www.ait.org.tw/en/

Taipei Main Office

No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road, Section 3
Taipei 106, Taiwan
Phone: (886) 2 2162-2000
Fax: (886) 2 2162-2251
Web: www.ait.org.tw/en/

Kaohsiung Branch Office

5th Floor, No.2, Chung Cheng 3rd Road
Kaohsiung Taiwan
Phone: (886) (07) 238-7744
Fax: (886) (07) 238-5237
Web: kaohsiung.ait.org.tw

1Public Law 96-8, Taiwan Relations Act (Washington, D.C.: 96th Congress, January 1, 1979)

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