Agreements in Force as of December 31, 2004 Between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, 75223-75227 [E5-7435]

Download as PDF 75223 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices Program Objective Obligated Program goal Transportation Project ...... $126 mil. ......... Program Administration and Control. $12.122 mil. .... Reduce transportation costs between targeted production centers and national, regional and global markets. ..................................... Disbursements Measures ......................... Lien Registry equipment installed. Kilometers of farm-to-market road upgraded (cumulative). Kilometers of highway upgraded. Kilometers of secondary road upgraded. Number of weight stations built. $0 ** The compact entered into force on September 30, the last day of the quarter, and therefore no disbursements were made in the quarter. Transfers under 619b U.S. agency to which funds were transferred Amount Country U.S. Agency for International Development ................................................................ $60,000,000 NA Dated: December 13, 2005. Frances C. McNaught, Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs, Millennium Challenge Corporation. [FR Doc. 05–24179 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9210–01–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Office of the Federal Register Agreements in Force as of December 31, 2004 Between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States Office of the Federal Register, NARA. ACTION: Notice of availability of agreements. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The American Institute in Taiwan has concluded a number of agreements with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (formerly the Coordination Council for North American Affairs) in order to maintain cultural, commercial and other unofficial relations between the American people and the people of Taiwan. The Director of the Federal Register is publishing the list of these agreements on behalf of the American Institute in Taiwan in the public interest. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cultural, commercial and other unofficial relations between the American people and the people of Taiwan are maintained on a non-governmental basis through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), a private nonprofit corporation created under the Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96–8; 93 Stat. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 14). The Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA) was established as the nongovernmental Taiwan counterpart to AIT. On October 10, 1995 the CCNAA was renamed the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO). Under section 12 of the Act, agreements concluded between AIT and TECRO (CCNAA) are transmitted to the Congress, and according to sections 6 and 10(a) of the Act, such agreements have full force and effect under the law of the United States. The texts of the agreements are available from the American Institute in Taiwan, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1700, Arlington, Virginia 22209. For further information, please telephone (703) 525–8474, or fax (703) 841–1385. Following is a list of agreements between AIT and TECRO (CCNAA) which were in force as of December 31, 2004. Dated: November 22, 2005. Barbara J. Schrage, Trustee and Managing Director ad interim, American Institute in Taiwan. Dated: December 14, 2005. Raymond A. Mosley, Director of the Federal Register. AIT–TECRO Agreements In Force as of December 31, 2004 Status of TECRO The Exchange of Letters concerning the change in the name of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA) to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO). Signed December 27, 1994 and January 3, 1995. Entered into force January 3, 1995. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description of program or project Threshold Program. Agriculture 1. Guidelines for a cooperative program in the agriculture sciences. Signed January 15 and 28, 1986. Entered into force January 28, 1986. 2. Amendment amending the 1986 guidelines for a cooperative program in the agricultural sciences. Effected by exchange of letters September 1 and 11, 1989. Entered into force September 11, 1989. 3. Cooperative service agreement to facilitate fruit and vegetable inspection through their designated representatives, the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Taiwan Provincial Fruit Marketing Cooperative (TPFMC) supervised by the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA). Signed April 28, 1993. Entered into force April 28, 1993. 4. Memorandum of agreement concerning sanitary/phytosanitary and agricultural standards. Signed November 4, 1993. Entered into force November 4, 1993. 5. Agreement amending the guidelines for the cooperative program in agricultural sciences. Signed October 30, 2001. Entered into force October 30, 2001. Aviation 1. Memorandum of agreement concerning the arrangement for certain aeronautical equipment and services relating to civil aviation (NAT–I–845), with annexes. Signed September 24 and October 23, 1981. Entered into force October 23, 1981. 2. Amendment amending the memorandum of agreement concerning aeronautical equipment and services of September 24 and October 23, 1981. Signed September 18 and 23, 1985. Entered into force September 3, 1985. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 75224 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices 3. Agreement amending the memorandum of agreement of September 24 and October 23, 1981, concerning aeronautical equipment and services. Signed September 23 and October 17, 1991. Entered into force October 17, 1991. 4. Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Washington March 18, 1998. Entered into force March 18, 1998. 5. Agreement for promotion of aviation safety. Signed June 30, 2003. Entered into force June 30, 2003. Conservation 1. Memorandum on cooperation in forestry and natural resources conservation. Signed May 23 and July 4, 1991. Entered into force July 4, 1991. 2. Memorandum on cooperation in soil and water conservation under the guidelines for a cooperative program in the agricultural sciences. Signed at Washington October 5, 1992. Entered into force October 5, 1992. 3. Agreement on technical cooperation in conservation of flora and fauna. Signed April 7, 1999. Entered into force April 7, 1999. 4. Memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation in fisheries and aquaculture. Signed July 30, 2002. Entered into force July 30, 2002. 5. Agreement on technical cooperation in forest management and nature conservation. Signed October 24, 2003 and February 27, 2004. Entered into force February 27, 2004. Consular 1. Agreement regarding passport validity. Effected by exchange of letters of August 26 and November 13, 1998. Entered into force December 10, 1998. Consumer Product Safety 1. Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation associated with consumer product safety matters. Signed April 29 and July 27, 2004. Entered into force July 27, 2004. Customs 1. Agreement for technical assistance in customs operations and management, with attachment. Signed May 14 and June 4, 1991. Entered into force June 4, 1991. 2. Agreement on TECRO/AIT carnet for the temporary admission of goods. Signed June 25, 1996. Entered into force June 25, 1996. 3. Agreement regarding mutual assistance between their designated representatives, the United States Customs Administration and the Taiwan Customs Administration. Signed January 17, 2001. Entered into force January 17, 2001. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 4. Declaration of Principles for governing cooperation, on the basis of reciprocity, including the posting of AIT Representatives at the Port of Kaohsiung, and the posting of TECRO Representatives at certain U.S. seaports. Signed August 18, 2004. Entered into force August 18, 2004. Education and Culture 1. Agreement amending the agreement for financing certain educational and cultural exchange programs of April 23, 1964. Effected by exchange of letters at Taipei April 14 and June 4, 1979. Entered into force June 4, 1979. 2. Agreement concerning the Taipei American School, with annex. Signed at Taipei February 3, 1983. Entered into force February 3, 1983. Energy 1. Agreement relating to the establishment of a joint standing committee on civil nuclear cooperation. Signed at Taipei October 3, 1984. Entered into force October 3, 1984. 2. Agreement amending and extending the agreement of October 3, 1984, relating to the establishment of a joint standing committee on civil nuclear cooperation. Signed October 19, 1989. Entered into force October 19, 1989. 3. Agreement abandoning in place in Taiwan the Argonaut Research Reactor loaned to National Tsing Hua University. Signed November 28, 1990. 4. Agreement Amending and Extending the Agreement of October 3, 1984, as amended and extended, relating to the establishment of a joint standing committee on civil nuclear cooperation. Signed October 3, 1994. Entered into force October 3, 1994. 5. Agreement concerning safeguards arrangements for nuclear materials transferred from France to Taiwan. Effected by exchange of letters February 12 and May 13, 1993. Entered into force May 13, 1993. 6. Agreement relating to participation in the USNRC program of severe accident research, with appendix. Signed February 18 and June 24, 1993. Entered into force June 24, 1993, effective January 1, 1993. 7. Agreement regarding participation in the Second USNRC International Piping Integrity Research Group Program, with addendum. Signed at Arlington and Washington February 7 and June 30, 1994. Entered into force June 30, 1994. 8. Memorandum of Agreement for release of an Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) computer software package. Signed January 25 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and February 27, 1995. Entered into force February 27, 1995. 9. Agreement relating to participation in the USNRC’s program of thermalhydraulic code applications and maintenance. Signed January 5 and June 26, 1998. Entered into force June 26, 1998. 10. Agreement regarding terms and conditions for the acceptance of foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River site. Signed December 28, 1998 and February 25, 1999. Entered into force February 25, 1999. 11. Agreement in the area of probabilistic risk assessment research. Signed July 20 and December 27. Entered into force January 1, 1999. 12. Agreement relating to the participation in the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission program of severe accident research. Signed May 15, 2003 and August 8, 2003. Entered into force August 8, 2003, effective January 1, 2003. 13. Agreement for technical cooperation in clean coal and advanced power systems technologies. Signed October 31, 2003 and January 20, 2004. Entered into force January 20, 2004. Environment 1. Agreement for technical cooperation in the field of environmental protection, with implementing arrangement. Signed June 21, 1993. Entered into force June 21, 1993. 2. Agreement extending the agreement of June 21, 1993 for technical cooperation in the field of environmental protection. Effected by exchanges of letters June 30 and July 20 and 30, 1998. Entered into force July 30, 1998, effective June 21, 1998. 3. Agreement extending the agreement for technical cooperation in the field of environmental protection. Signed September 23, 2003. Entered into force September 23, 2003. Health 1. Guidelines for a cooperative program in the biomedical sciences. Signed May 21, 1984. Entered into force May 21, 1984. 2. Guidelines for a cooperative program in food hygiene. Signed January 15 and 28, 1985. Entered into force January 28, 1985. 3. Agreement amending the 1984 guidelines for a cooperative program in the biomedical sciences, with attachment. Signed April 20, 1989. Entered into force April 20, 1989. 4. Agreement amending the 1984 guidelines for a cooperative program in the biomedical Sciences, as amended, E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices with attachment. Signed August 24, 1989. Entered into force August 24, 1989. 5. Guidelines for a cooperative program in public health and preventive medicine. Signed at Arlington and Washington June 30 and July 19, 1994. Entered into force July 19, 1994. 6. Agreement for technical cooperation in vaccine and immunization-related activities, with implementing arrangement. Signed at Washington October 6 and 7, 1994. Entered into force October 7, 1994. 7. Agreement regarding the mutual exchange of information on medical devices, including quality systems requirements inspectional information. Effected by exchange of letters January 9, 1998. Entered into force January 9, 1998. Intellectual Property 1. Agreement concerning the protection and enforcement of rights in audiovisual works. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington June 6 and 27, 1989. Entered into force June 27, 1989. 2. Understanding concerning the protection of intellectual property rights. Signed at Washington June 5, 1992. Entered into force June 5, 1992. 3. Agreement for the protection of copyrights, with appendix. Signed July 16, 1993. Entered into force July 16, 1993. 4. Memorandum of understanding regarding the extension of priority filing rights for patent and trademark applications. Signed April 10, 1996. Entered into force April 10, 1996. Judicial Assistance 1. Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of criminal investigations and prosecutions. Signed at Taipei October 5, 1992. Entered into force October 5, 1992. 2. Agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Signed March 26, 2002. Entered into force March 26, 2002. Labor 1. Guidelines for a cooperative program in labor affairs. Signed December 6, 1991. Entered into force December 6, 1991. 2. Guidelines for a cooperative program in labor mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Signed April 7, 1995. Entered into force April 7, 1995. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 Maritime Privileges and Immunities 1. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the 1974 Convention for the safety of life at sea. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington August 17 and September 7, 1982. Entered into force September 7, 1982. 2. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the 1969 international convention on tonnage measurement. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington May 13 and 26, 1983. Entered into force May 26, 1983. 3. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the protocol of 1978 relating to the 1974 international convention for the safety of life at sea. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington January 22 and 31, 1985. Entered into force January 31, 1985. 4. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the protocol of 1978 relating to the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington January 22 and 31, 1985. Entered into force January 31, 1985. 5. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the 1966 international convention on load lines. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington March 26 and April 10, 1985. Entered into force April 10, 1985. 6. Agreement concerning the operating environment for ocean carriers. Effected by exchange of letters at Washington and Arlington October 25 and 27, 1989. Entered into force October 27, 1989. 1. Agreement on privileges, exemptions and immunities, with addendum. Signed at Washington October 2. Entered into force October 2, 1980. 2. Agreement governing the use and disposal of vehicles imported by the American Institute in Taiwan and its personnel. Signed at Taipei April 21, 1986. Entered into force April 21, 1986. Military 1. Agreement for foreign military sales financing by the authorities on Taiwan. Signed January 4 and July 12, 1999. Entered into force July 12, 1999. 2. Letter of Agreement concerning exchange of research and development information. Signed August 4, 2004. Entered into force August 4, 2004. Postal Mapping 1. Agreement concerning mapping, charting, and geodesy cooperation. Signed November 28, 1995. Entered into force November 28, 1995. 75225 1. Agreement concerning establishment of INTELPOST service. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington April 19 and November 26, 1990. Entered into force November 26, 1990. 2. International business reply service agreement, with detailed regulations. Signed at Washington February 7, 1992. Entered into force February 7, 1992. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scientific & Technical Cooperation 1. Agreement on scientific cooperation. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington on September 4, 1980. Entered into force September 4, 1980. 2. Agreement concerning renewal and extension of the 1980 agreement on scientific cooperation. Signed March 10, 1987. Entered into force March 10, 1987. 3. Guidelines for a cooperative program in atmospheric research. Signed May 4, 1987. Entered into force May 4, 1987. 4. Agreement for technical assistance in dam design and construction, with appendices. Signed August 24, 1987. Entered into force August 24, 1987. 5. Agreement for a cooperative program in the sale and exchange of technical, scientific, and engineering information. Signed November 17, 1987. Entered into force November 17, 1987. 6. Agreement for technical cooperation in meteorology and forecast systems development, with implementing arrangements. Signed June 5 and 28, 1990. Entered into force June 28, 1990. 7. Agreement extending the agreement of November 17, 1987, for a cooperative program in the sale and exchange of technical, scientific and engineering information. Signed August 8, 1990. Entered into force August 8, 1990. 8. Cooperative program on Hualien soil-structure interaction experiment. Signed September 28, 1990. 9. Agreement for technical cooperation in geodetic research and use of advanced geodetic technology, with implementing arrangement. Signed January 11 and February 21, 1991. Entered into force February 21, 1991. 10. Cooperative program in highwayrelated sciences. Signed October 30, 1990 and January 7, 1992. Entered into force January 7, 1992. 11. Agreement amending and extending the agreement of August 24, 1987, for technical assistance in dam design and construction. * Name changed to Agreement for Technical Assistance in Areas of Water Resource Development. Signed May 11 and June 9, 1992. Entered into force June 9, 1992. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 75226 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices 12. Agreement for technical cooperation in seismology and earthquake monitoring systems development, with implementing arrangement. Signed July 22 and 24, 1992. Entered into force July 24, 1992. 13. Agreement amending the Agreement of August 24, 1987 for technical assistance in areas of water resource development. Signed August 30 and September 3, 1996. Entered into force September 3, 1996. 14. Agreement concerning joint studies on reservoir sedimentation and sluicing, including computer modeling. Signed February 14 and March 8, 1996. Entered into force March 8, 1996. 15. Guidelines for a cooperative program in physical sciences. Signed January 2 and 10, 1997. Entered into force January 10, 1997. 16. Agreement for scientific and technical cooperation in ocean climate research. Signed February 18, 1997. Entered into force February 18, 1997. 17. Agreement amending the agreement of August 24, 1987 for technical assistance in areas of water resource development. Signed October 14, 1997. Entered into force October 14, 1997. 18. Agreement for technical cooperation in scientific and weather technology systems support. Signed October 22 and November 5, 1997. Entered into force November 5, 1997. 19. Agreement for technical cooperation associated with establishment of advanced operational aviation weather systems. Signed February 10 and 13, 1998. Entered into force February 13, 1998. 20. Agreement for technical cooperation associated with development, launch and operation of a constellation observing system for meteorology, ionosphere and climate. Signed May 29 and June 30, 1999. Entered into force June 30, 1999. 21. Agreement on the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, with attachments. Signed October 20, 2000 and October 26, 2000. Entered into force October 26, 2000. 22. Agreement for technical cooperation on neutron scattering research. Signed February 8, 2001. Entered into force February 8, 2001. 23. Agreement for technical cooperation in meteorology and forecast systems development. Signed June 12, 2001 and June 20, 2001. Entered into force June 20, 2001. 24. Agreement for cooperation on the tropical rainfall-measuring mission (TRMM). Signed February 6, 2002 and April 2, 2002. Entered into force April 2, 2002. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 25. Agreement for joint research on earthquake and bridge engineering. Signed July 24, 2003 and July 8, 2004. Entered into force July 8, 2004. 26. Agreement in the area of probabilistic risk assessment research. Signed October 18 and December 29, 2004. Entered into force December 29, 2004, effective January 1, 2004. 27. Agreement relating to participation in the United States nuclear regulatory program. Signed December 13, 2004. Entered into force December 13, 2004. Security of Information 1. Protection of information agreement. Signed September 15, 1981. Entered into force September 15, 1981. Taxation 1. Agreement concerning the reciprocal exemption from income tax of income derived from the international operation of ships and aircraft. Effected by exchange of letters at Taipei May 31, 1988. Entered into force May 31, 1988. 2. Agreement for technical assistance in tax administration, with appendices. Signed August 1, 1989. Entered into force August 1, 1989. Trade 1. Agreement concerning trade matters, with annexes. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington October 24, 1979. Entered into force October 24, 1979; effective January 1, 1980. 2. Agreement concerning trade matters. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington December 31, 1981. Entered into force December 31, 1981. 3. Agreement concerning measures that the CCNAA will undertake in connection with implementation of the GATT Customs Valuation Code. Effected by exchange of letters at Bethesda and Arlington August 22, 1986. Entered into force August 22, 1986. 4. Agreement concerning the export performance requirement affecting investment in the automotive sector. Effected by exchange of letters at Washington and Arlington October 9, 1986. Entered into force October 9, 1986. 5. Agreement concerning beer, wine and cigarettes. Signed at Washington December 12, 1986. Entered into force December 12, 1986, effective January 1, 1987. 6. Agreement implementing the agreement of December 12, 1986, concerning beer, wine and cigarettes. Effected by exchange of letters at Taipei PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 April 29, 1987. Entered into force April 29, 1987, effective January 1, 1987. 7. Agreement concerning trade in whole turkeys, turkey parts, processed turkey products and whole ducks, with memorandum of understanding. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington March 16, 1989. Entered into force March 16, 1989. 8. Agreement concerning the protection of trade in strategic commodities and technical data, with memorandum of understanding. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington December 4, 1990 and April 8, 1991. Entered into force April 8, 1991. 9. Administrative arrangement concerning the textile visa system. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington April 18 and May 1, 1991. Entered into force May 1, 1991. 10. Agreement regarding new requirements for health warning legends on cigarettes sold in the territory represented by CCNAA. Effected by exchange of letters at Washington and Arlington October 7 and 16, 1991. Entered into force October 16, 1991. 11. Memorandum of understanding concerning a new quota arrangement for cotton and man-made fiber trousers. Signed at Washington December 18, 1992. Entered into force December 18, 1992. 12. Memorandum of understanding on the exchange of information concerning commodity futures and options matters, with appendix. Signed January 11, 1993. Entered into force January 11, 1993. 13. Agreement concerning a framework of principles and procedures for consultations regarding trade and investment, with annex. Signed at Washington September 19, 1994. Entered into force September 19, 1994. 14. Visa arrangement concerning textiles and textile products. Effected by exchange of letters of April 30 and September 3 and 23, 1997. Entered into force September 23, 1997. 15. Agreement concerning trade in cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blend and other non-cotton vegetable fiber textile products, with attachment. Effected by exchange of letters December 10, 1997. Entered into force December 10, 1997, effective January 1, 1998. 16. Agreed minutes on government procurement issues. Signed December 17, 1997. Entered into force December 17, 1997. 17. Understanding concerning bilateral negotiations on the WTO accession of the separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) and the United States. Signed February 20, 1998. Entered into force February 20, 1998. 18. Agreement on mutual recognition for equipment subject to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations. Signed March 16, 1999. Entered into force March 16, 1999. 19. Agreement concerning the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation mutual recognition arrangement for conformity assessment of telecommunications equipment (APEC Telecon MRA). Signed March 16, 1999. Entered into force March 16, 1999. 20. Memorandum of understanding on the extension of trade in textile and apparel products. Signed February 9, 2001. Entered into force February 9, 2001. [FR Doc. E5–7435 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] By the National Credit Union Administration Board on December 9, 2005. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E5–7480 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–49–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION BILLING CODE 7535–01–P Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Revision to a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Extend and Revise a Current Information Collection National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The NCUA is submitting the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. DATES: Comments will be accepted until January 18, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the NCUA Clearance Officer listed below: Clearance Officer: Mr. Neil McNamara, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, Fax No. 703–518–6669, E-mail: mcnamara@ncua.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or a copy of the information collection request, should be directed to Tracy Sumpter at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, or at (703) 518–6444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal for the following collection of information: SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Title: Report of Officials. OMB Number: 3133–0053. Form Number: NCUA 4501. Type of Review: Revision to a currently approved collection. Description: 12 U.S.C. 1761—This statutory provision requires that a record of the names and addresses of the executive officers, members of the supervisory committee, credit committee, and loan officers shall be filed with the administration within 10 days of their election/appointment. Respondents: Credit unions. Estimated No. of Respondents/Record keepers: 8,871. Estimated Burden Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,871 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: 0. Jkt 208001 National Science Foundation. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request renewal of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting that OMB approve clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by February 17, 2006 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlington, Virginia 22230; telephone (703) 292–7556; or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75227 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. You also may obtain a copy of the data collection instrument and instructions from Ms. Plimpton. Comments: Comments are invited on (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Academic Research and Development Survey Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, FY 2006 through FY 2008; OMB Control Number 3145–0100. Expiration Date of Current Approval: August 31, 2006. Proposed Renewal Project: Separately budgeted current fund expenditures on research and development in the sciences and engineering performed by universities and colleges and federally funded research and development centers—A web survey, the Survey of Scientific and Engineering Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, originated in fiscal year (FY) 1954 and has been conducted annually since FY 1972. The survey is the academic expenditure component of the NSF statistical program that seeks to provide a ‘‘central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on the availability of, and the current and projected need for, scientific and technical resources in the United States, and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal government,’’ as mandated in the National Science Foundation Act of 1950. Use of the Information: The proposed project will continue the current survey cycle for three years. The Academic R&D Survey will be a census of the full population of an expected 656 institutions (619 universities or colleges plus 37 federally funded research and development centers—FFRDCs) for academic years FY 2006 through FY 2008. These institutions account for over 95 percent of the Nation’s E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

Office of the Federal Register


Agreements in Force as of December 31, 2004 Between the American 
Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative 
Office in the United States

AGENCY: Office of the Federal Register, NARA.

ACTION: Notice of availability of agreements.

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SUMMARY: The American Institute in Taiwan has concluded a number of 
agreements with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office 
in the United States (formerly the Coordination Council for North 
American Affairs) in order to maintain cultural, commercial and other 
unofficial relations between the American people and the people of 
Taiwan. The Director of the Federal Register is publishing the list of 
these agreements on behalf of the American Institute in Taiwan in the 
public interest.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cultural, commercial and other unofficial 
relations between the American people and the people of Taiwan are 
maintained on a non-governmental basis through the American Institute 
in Taiwan (AIT), a private nonprofit corporation created under the 
Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8; 93 Stat. 14). The Coordination 
Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA) was established as the 
nongovernmental Taiwan counterpart to AIT. On October 10, 1995 the 
CCNAA was renamed the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative 
Office in the United States (TECRO).
    Under section 12 of the Act, agreements concluded between AIT and 
TECRO (CCNAA) are transmitted to the Congress, and according to 
sections 6 and 10(a) of the Act, such agreements have full force and 
effect under the law of the United States.
    The texts of the agreements are available from the American 
Institute in Taiwan, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1700, Arlington, 
Virginia 22209. For further information, please telephone (703) 525-
8474, or fax (703) 841-1385.
    Following is a list of agreements between AIT and TECRO (CCNAA) 
which were in force as of December 31, 2004.

    Dated: November 22, 2005.
Barbara J. Schrage,
Trustee and Managing Director ad interim, American Institute in Taiwan.
    Dated: December 14, 2005.
Raymond A. Mosley,
Director of the Federal Register.

AIT-TECRO Agreements

In Force as of December 31, 2004

Status of TECRO

    The Exchange of Letters concerning the change in the name of the 
Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA) to the Taipei 
Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States 
(TECRO). Signed December 27, 1994 and January 3, 1995. Entered into 
force January 3, 1995.

Agriculture

    1. Guidelines for a cooperative program in the agriculture 
sciences. Signed January 15 and 28, 1986. Entered into force January 
28, 1986.
    2. Amendment amending the 1986 guidelines for a cooperative program 
in the agricultural sciences. Effected by exchange of letters September 
1 and 11, 1989. Entered into force September 11, 1989.
    3. Cooperative service agreement to facilitate fruit and vegetable 
inspection through their designated representatives, the United States 
Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) and the Taiwan Provincial Fruit Marketing Cooperative (TPFMC) 
supervised by the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA). Signed April 28, 
1993. Entered into force April 28, 1993.
    4. Memorandum of agreement concerning sanitary/phytosanitary and 
agricultural standards. Signed November 4, 1993. Entered into force 
November 4, 1993.
    5. Agreement amending the guidelines for the cooperative program in 
agricultural sciences. Signed October 30, 2001. Entered into force 
October 30, 2001.

Aviation

    1. Memorandum of agreement concerning the arrangement for certain 
aeronautical equipment and services relating to civil aviation (NAT-I-
845), with annexes. Signed September 24 and October 23, 1981. Entered 
into force October 23, 1981.
    2. Amendment amending the memorandum of agreement concerning 
aeronautical equipment and services of September 24 and October 23, 
1981. Signed September 18 and 23, 1985. Entered into force September 3, 
1985.

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    3. Agreement amending the memorandum of agreement of September 24 
and October 23, 1981, concerning aeronautical equipment and services. 
Signed September 23 and October 17, 1991. Entered into force October 
17, 1991.
    4. Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Washington 
March 18, 1998. Entered into force March 18, 1998.
    5. Agreement for promotion of aviation safety. Signed June 30, 
2003. Entered into force June 30, 2003.

Conservation

    1. Memorandum on cooperation in forestry and natural resources 
conservation. Signed May 23 and July 4, 1991. Entered into force July 
4, 1991.
    2. Memorandum on cooperation in soil and water conservation under 
the guidelines for a cooperative program in the agricultural sciences. 
Signed at Washington October 5, 1992. Entered into force October 5, 
1992.
    3. Agreement on technical cooperation in conservation of flora and 
fauna. Signed April 7, 1999. Entered into force April 7, 1999.
    4. Memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation in fisheries 
and aquaculture. Signed July 30, 2002. Entered into force July 30, 
2002.
    5. Agreement on technical cooperation in forest management and 
nature conservation. Signed October 24, 2003 and February 27, 2004. 
Entered into force February 27, 2004.

Consular

    1. Agreement regarding passport validity. Effected by exchange of 
letters of August 26 and November 13, 1998. Entered into force December 
10, 1998.

Consumer Product Safety

    1. Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation associated with 
consumer product safety matters. Signed April 29 and July 27, 2004. 
Entered into force July 27, 2004.

Customs

    1. Agreement for technical assistance in customs operations and 
management, with attachment. Signed May 14 and June 4, 1991. Entered 
into force June 4, 1991.
    2. Agreement on TECRO/AIT carnet for the temporary admission of 
goods. Signed June 25, 1996. Entered into force June 25, 1996.
    3. Agreement regarding mutual assistance between their designated 
representatives, the United States Customs Administration and the 
Taiwan Customs Administration. Signed January 17, 2001. Entered into 
force January 17, 2001.
    4. Declaration of Principles for governing cooperation, on the 
basis of reciprocity, including the posting of AIT Representatives at 
the Port of Kaohsiung, and the posting of TECRO Representatives at 
certain U.S. seaports. Signed August 18, 2004. Entered into force 
August 18, 2004.

Education and Culture

    1. Agreement amending the agreement for financing certain 
educational and cultural exchange programs of April 23, 1964. Effected 
by exchange of letters at Taipei April 14 and June 4, 1979. Entered 
into force June 4, 1979.
    2. Agreement concerning the Taipei American School, with annex. 
Signed at Taipei February 3, 1983. Entered into force February 3, 1983.

Energy

    1. Agreement relating to the establishment of a joint standing 
committee on civil nuclear cooperation. Signed at Taipei October 3, 
1984. Entered into force October 3, 1984.
    2. Agreement amending and extending the agreement of October 3, 
1984, relating to the establishment of a joint standing committee on 
civil nuclear cooperation. Signed October 19, 1989. Entered into force 
October 19, 1989.
    3. Agreement abandoning in place in Taiwan the Argonaut Research 
Reactor loaned to National Tsing Hua University. Signed November 28, 
1990.
    4. Agreement Amending and Extending the Agreement of October 3, 
1984, as amended and extended, relating to the establishment of a joint 
standing committee on civil nuclear cooperation. Signed October 3, 
1994. Entered into force October 3, 1994.
    5. Agreement concerning safeguards arrangements for nuclear 
materials transferred from France to Taiwan. Effected by exchange of 
letters February 12 and May 13, 1993. Entered into force May 13, 1993.
    6. Agreement relating to participation in the USNRC program of 
severe accident research, with appendix. Signed February 18 and June 
24, 1993. Entered into force June 24, 1993, effective January 1, 1993.
    7. Agreement regarding participation in the Second USNRC 
International Piping Integrity Research Group Program, with addendum. 
Signed at Arlington and Washington February 7 and June 30, 1994. 
Entered into force June 30, 1994.
    8. Memorandum of Agreement for release of an Energy and Power 
Evaluation Program (ENPEP) computer software package. Signed January 25 
and February 27, 1995. Entered into force February 27, 1995.
    9. Agreement relating to participation in the USNRC's program of 
thermal-hydraulic code applications and maintenance. Signed January 5 
and June 26, 1998. Entered into force June 26, 1998.
    10. Agreement regarding terms and conditions for the acceptance of 
foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel at the Department of 
Energy's Savannah River site. Signed December 28, 1998 and February 25, 
1999. Entered into force February 25, 1999.
    11. Agreement in the area of probabilistic risk assessment 
research. Signed July 20 and December 27. Entered into force January 1, 
1999.
    12. Agreement relating to the participation in the United States 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission program of severe accident research. 
Signed May 15, 2003 and August 8, 2003. Entered into force August 8, 
2003, effective January 1, 2003.
    13. Agreement for technical cooperation in clean coal and advanced 
power systems technologies. Signed October 31, 2003 and January 20, 
2004. Entered into force January 20, 2004.

Environment

    1. Agreement for technical cooperation in the field of 
environmental protection, with implementing arrangement. Signed June 
21, 1993. Entered into force June 21, 1993.
    2. Agreement extending the agreement of June 21, 1993 for technical 
cooperation in the field of environmental protection. Effected by 
exchanges of letters June 30 and July 20 and 30, 1998. Entered into 
force July 30, 1998, effective June 21, 1998.
    3. Agreement extending the agreement for technical cooperation in 
the field of environmental protection. Signed September 23, 2003. 
Entered into force September 23, 2003.

Health

    1. Guidelines for a cooperative program in the biomedical sciences. 
Signed May 21, 1984. Entered into force May 21, 1984.
    2. Guidelines for a cooperative program in food hygiene. Signed 
January 15 and 28, 1985. Entered into force January 28, 1985.
    3. Agreement amending the 1984 guidelines for a cooperative program 
in the biomedical sciences, with attachment. Signed April 20, 1989. 
Entered into force April 20, 1989.
    4. Agreement amending the 1984 guidelines for a cooperative program 
in the biomedical Sciences, as amended,

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with attachment. Signed August 24, 1989. Entered into force August 24, 
1989.
    5. Guidelines for a cooperative program in public health and 
preventive medicine. Signed at Arlington and Washington June 30 and 
July 19, 1994. Entered into force July 19, 1994.
    6. Agreement for technical cooperation in vaccine and immunization-
related activities, with implementing arrangement. Signed at Washington 
October 6 and 7, 1994. Entered into force October 7, 1994.
    7. Agreement regarding the mutual exchange of information on 
medical devices, including quality systems requirements inspectional 
information. Effected by exchange of letters January 9, 1998. Entered 
into force January 9, 1998.

Intellectual Property

    1. Agreement concerning the protection and enforcement of rights in 
audiovisual works. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and 
Washington June 6 and 27, 1989. Entered into force June 27, 1989.
    2. Understanding concerning the protection of intellectual property 
rights. Signed at Washington June 5, 1992. Entered into force June 5, 
1992.
    3. Agreement for the protection of copyrights, with appendix. 
Signed July 16, 1993. Entered into force July 16, 1993.
    4. Memorandum of understanding regarding the extension of priority 
filing rights for patent and trademark applications. Signed April 10, 
1996. Entered into force April 10, 1996.

Judicial Assistance

    1. Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of 
criminal investigations and prosecutions. Signed at Taipei October 5, 
1992. Entered into force October 5, 1992.
    2. Agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Signed 
March 26, 2002. Entered into force March 26, 2002.

Labor

    1. Guidelines for a cooperative program in labor affairs. Signed 
December 6, 1991. Entered into force December 6, 1991.
    2. Guidelines for a cooperative program in labor mediation and 
alternative dispute resolution. Signed April 7, 1995. Entered into 
force April 7, 1995.

Mapping

    1. Agreement concerning mapping, charting, and geodesy cooperation. 
Signed November 28, 1995. Entered into force November 28, 1995.

Maritime

    1. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the 1974 
Convention for the safety of life at sea. Effected by exchange of 
letters at Arlington and Washington August 17 and September 7, 1982. 
Entered into force September 7, 1982.
    2. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the 1969 
international convention on tonnage measurement. Effected by exchange 
of letters at Arlington and Washington May 13 and 26, 1983. Entered 
into force May 26, 1983.
    3. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the protocol of 
1978 relating to the 1974 international convention for the safety of 
life at sea. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and 
Washington January 22 and 31, 1985. Entered into force January 31, 
1985.
    4. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the protocol of 
1978 relating to the international convention for the prevention of 
pollution from ships, 1973. Effected by exchange of letters at 
Arlington and Washington January 22 and 31, 1985. Entered into force 
January 31, 1985.
    5. Agreement concerning mutual implementation of the 1966 
international convention on load lines. Effected by exchange of letters 
at Arlington and Washington March 26 and April 10, 1985. Entered into 
force April 10, 1985.
    6. Agreement concerning the operating environment for ocean 
carriers. Effected by exchange of letters at Washington and Arlington 
October 25 and 27, 1989. Entered into force October 27, 1989.

Military

    1. Agreement for foreign military sales financing by the 
authorities on Taiwan. Signed January 4 and July 12, 1999. Entered into 
force July 12, 1999.
    2. Letter of Agreement concerning exchange of research and 
development information. Signed August 4, 2004. Entered into force 
August 4, 2004.

Postal

    1. Agreement concerning establishment of INTELPOST service. 
Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington April 19 
and November 26, 1990. Entered into force November 26, 1990.
    2. International business reply service agreement, with detailed 
regulations. Signed at Washington February 7, 1992. Entered into force 
February 7, 1992.

Privileges and Immunities

    1. Agreement on privileges, exemptions and immunities, with 
addendum. Signed at Washington October 2. Entered into force October 2, 
1980.
    2. Agreement governing the use and disposal of vehicles imported by 
the American Institute in Taiwan and its personnel. Signed at Taipei 
April 21, 1986. Entered into force April 21, 1986.

Scientific & Technical Cooperation

    1. Agreement on scientific cooperation. Effected by exchange of 
letters at Arlington and Washington on September 4, 1980. Entered into 
force September 4, 1980.
    2. Agreement concerning renewal and extension of the 1980 agreement 
on scientific cooperation. Signed March 10, 1987. Entered into force 
March 10, 1987.
    3. Guidelines for a cooperative program in atmospheric research. 
Signed May 4, 1987. Entered into force May 4, 1987.
    4. Agreement for technical assistance in dam design and 
construction, with appendices. Signed August 24, 1987. Entered into 
force August 24, 1987.
    5. Agreement for a cooperative program in the sale and exchange of 
technical, scientific, and engineering information. Signed November 17, 
1987. Entered into force November 17, 1987.
    6. Agreement for technical cooperation in meteorology and forecast 
systems development, with implementing arrangements. Signed June 5 and 
28, 1990. Entered into force June 28, 1990.
    7. Agreement extending the agreement of November 17, 1987, for a 
cooperative program in the sale and exchange of technical, scientific 
and engineering information. Signed August 8, 1990. Entered into force 
August 8, 1990.
    8. Cooperative program on Hualien soil-structure interaction 
experiment. Signed September 28, 1990.
    9. Agreement for technical cooperation in geodetic research and use 
of advanced geodetic technology, with implementing arrangement. Signed 
January 11 and February 21, 1991. Entered into force February 21, 1991.
    10. Cooperative program in highway-related sciences. Signed October 
30, 1990 and January 7, 1992. Entered into force January 7, 1992.
    11. Agreement amending and extending the agreement of August 24, 
1987, for technical assistance in dam design and construction. * Name 
changed to Agreement for Technical Assistance in Areas of Water 
Resource Development. Signed May 11 and June 9, 1992. Entered into 
force June 9, 1992.

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    12. Agreement for technical cooperation in seismology and 
earthquake monitoring systems development, with implementing 
arrangement. Signed July 22 and 24, 1992. Entered into force July 24, 
1992.
    13. Agreement amending the Agreement of August 24, 1987 for 
technical assistance in areas of water resource development. Signed 
August 30 and September 3, 1996. Entered into force September 3, 1996.
    14. Agreement concerning joint studies on reservoir sedimentation 
and sluicing, including computer modeling. Signed February 14 and March 
8, 1996. Entered into force March 8, 1996.
    15. Guidelines for a cooperative program in physical sciences. 
Signed January 2 and 10, 1997. Entered into force January 10, 1997.
    16. Agreement for scientific and technical cooperation in ocean 
climate research. Signed February 18, 1997. Entered into force February 
18, 1997.
    17. Agreement amending the agreement of August 24, 1987 for 
technical assistance in areas of water resource development. Signed 
October 14, 1997. Entered into force October 14, 1997.
    18. Agreement for technical cooperation in scientific and weather 
technology systems support. Signed October 22 and November 5, 1997. 
Entered into force November 5, 1997.
    19. Agreement for technical cooperation associated with 
establishment of advanced operational aviation weather systems. Signed 
February 10 and 13, 1998. Entered into force February 13, 1998.
    20. Agreement for technical cooperation associated with 
development, launch and operation of a constellation observing system 
for meteorology, ionosphere and climate. Signed May 29 and June 30, 
1999. Entered into force June 30, 1999.
    21. Agreement on the International Research Institute for Climate 
Prediction, with attachments. Signed October 20, 2000 and October 26, 
2000. Entered into force October 26, 2000.
    22. Agreement for technical cooperation on neutron scattering 
research. Signed February 8, 2001. Entered into force February 8, 2001.
    23. Agreement for technical cooperation in meteorology and forecast 
systems development. Signed June 12, 2001 and June 20, 2001. Entered 
into force June 20, 2001.
    24. Agreement for cooperation on the tropical rainfall-measuring 
mission (TRMM). Signed February 6, 2002 and April 2, 2002. Entered into 
force April 2, 2002.
    25. Agreement for joint research on earthquake and bridge 
engineering. Signed July 24, 2003 and July 8, 2004. Entered into force 
July 8, 2004.
    26. Agreement in the area of probabilistic risk assessment 
research. Signed October 18 and December 29, 2004. Entered into force 
December 29, 2004, effective January 1, 2004.
    27. Agreement relating to participation in the United States 
nuclear regulatory program. Signed December 13, 2004. Entered into 
force December 13, 2004.

Security of Information

    1. Protection of information agreement. Signed September 15, 1981. 
Entered into force September 15, 1981.

Taxation

    1. Agreement concerning the reciprocal exemption from income tax of 
income derived from the international operation of ships and aircraft. 
Effected by exchange of letters at Taipei May 31, 1988. Entered into 
force May 31, 1988.
    2. Agreement for technical assistance in tax administration, with 
appendices. Signed August 1, 1989. Entered into force August 1, 1989.

Trade

    1. Agreement concerning trade matters, with annexes. Effected by 
exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington October 24, 1979. 
Entered into force October 24, 1979; effective January 1, 1980.
    2. Agreement concerning trade matters. Effected by exchange of 
letters at Arlington and Washington December 31, 1981. Entered into 
force December 31, 1981.
    3. Agreement concerning measures that the CCNAA will undertake in 
connection with implementation of the GATT Customs Valuation Code. 
Effected by exchange of letters at Bethesda and Arlington August 22, 
1986. Entered into force August 22, 1986.
    4. Agreement concerning the export performance requirement 
affecting investment in the automotive sector. Effected by exchange of 
letters at Washington and Arlington October 9, 1986. Entered into force 
October 9, 1986.
    5. Agreement concerning beer, wine and cigarettes. Signed at 
Washington December 12, 1986. Entered into force December 12, 1986, 
effective January 1, 1987.
    6. Agreement implementing the agreement of December 12, 1986, 
concerning beer, wine and cigarettes. Effected by exchange of letters 
at Taipei April 29, 1987. Entered into force April 29, 1987, effective 
January 1, 1987.
    7. Agreement concerning trade in whole turkeys, turkey parts, 
processed turkey products and whole ducks, with memorandum of 
understanding. Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and 
Washington March 16, 1989. Entered into force March 16, 1989.
    8. Agreement concerning the protection of trade in strategic 
commodities and technical data, with memorandum of understanding. 
Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington December 4, 
1990 and April 8, 1991. Entered into force April 8, 1991.
    9. Administrative arrangement concerning the textile visa system. 
Effected by exchange of letters at Arlington and Washington April 18 
and May 1, 1991. Entered into force May 1, 1991.
    10. Agreement regarding new requirements for health warning legends 
on cigarettes sold in the territory represented by CCNAA. Effected by 
exchange of letters at Washington and Arlington October 7 and 16, 1991. 
Entered into force October 16, 1991.
    11. Memorandum of understanding concerning a new quota arrangement 
for cotton and man-made fiber trousers. Signed at Washington December 
18, 1992. Entered into force December 18, 1992.
    12. Memorandum of understanding on the exchange of information 
concerning commodity futures and options matters, with appendix. Signed 
January 11, 1993. Entered into force January 11, 1993.
    13. Agreement concerning a framework of principles and procedures 
for consultations regarding trade and investment, with annex. Signed at 
Washington September 19, 1994. Entered into force September 19, 1994.
    14. Visa arrangement concerning textiles and textile products. 
Effected by exchange of letters of April 30 and September 3 and 23, 
1997. Entered into force September 23, 1997.
    15. Agreement concerning trade in cotton, wool, man-made fiber, 
silk blend and other non-cotton vegetable fiber textile products, with 
attachment. Effected by exchange of letters December 10, 1997. Entered 
into force December 10, 1997, effective January 1, 1998.
    16. Agreed minutes on government procurement issues. Signed 
December 17, 1997. Entered into force December 17, 1997.
    17. Understanding concerning bilateral negotiations on the WTO 
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and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) and the United States. Signed February 20, 
1998. Entered into force February 20, 1998.
    18. Agreement on mutual recognition for equipment subject to 
electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations. Signed March 16, 
1999. Entered into force March 16, 1999.
    19. Agreement concerning the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 
mutual recognition arrangement for conformity assessment of 
telecommunications equipment (APEC Telecon MRA). Signed March 16, 1999. 
Entered into force March 16, 1999.
    20. Memorandum of understanding on the extension of trade in 
textile and apparel products. Signed February 9, 2001. Entered into 
force February 9, 2001.

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