Agreements in Force as of December 31, 2011, Between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, 20054-20059 [2012-7931]

Download as PDF 20054 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom and forced or compulsory labour, including forced or compulsory recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.’’ Art. 3(a). Accordingly, the worst forms of child labor under Convention 182 necessarily encompass the EO definition of forced or indentured child labor, which includes ‘‘all work or service: (1) Extracted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its non-performance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties.’’ EO 13126, Sec. 6(c). Therefore, the commenter’s suggestion is based on an incorrect understanding of the definition under international law. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES G. Comments Related to the Stage of Production at Which Forced or Indentured Child Labor Might Have Been Used Comments were received suggesting that the EO List be expanded to include ‘‘end products’’ if there is a reasonable basis to believe the component parts of those products might have been mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor, regardless of the stage in the supply chain at which there is reason to believe such child labor might have been used. DOL is considering these comments and will consult and coordinate as appropriate with DOS, DHS and other Federal agencies. H. Comments Related to the Procurement of Products Named on the List Comments were received requesting that federal contracting officers use the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guidelines for Eliminating Child and Forced Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains (‘‘USDA Guidelines’’), set forth at 76 FR 20305, to evaluate whether a contractor has made a good faith effort to verify that forced or indentured child labor was not used to mine, produce, or manufacture any item on the EO List. The USDA Guidelines were published on April 12, 2011 under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110–246, 122 Stat. 1651 (2008), and Section 105 of the TVPRA as a ‘‘voluntary initiative to enable entities to reduce the likelihood that agricultural products or commodities imported into the United States are produced by forced labor or child labor.’’ (76 FR 20305). These guidelines, however, are not intended to be used by VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 the government for enforcement purposes. Further, the current General Services Administration (GSA) regulations applicable to procurements affected by the EO do not permit good faith to be evaluated in the manner suggested. The GSA regulations state that ‘‘[a]bsent any actual knowledge that the [good faith] certification is false, the contracting officer must rely on the offerors’ certifications in making award decisions.’’ 48 CFR 22.1503(d). Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of March 2012. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–7961 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy ACTION: Meeting Notice. Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy. Date, Time, Place: May 14, 2012; 2 p.m.–4 p.m.; U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary’s Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Purpose: The meeting will include a review and discussion of current issues which influence U.S. trade policy. Potential U.S. negotiating objectives and bargaining positions in current and anticipated trade negotiations will be discussed. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2155(f) it has been determined that the meeting will be concerned with matters the disclosure of which would seriously compromise the Government’s negotiating objectives or bargaining positions. Accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Zollner, Division Chief, Trade Policy and Negotiations, Office of Trade and Labor Affairs; Phone: (202) 693– 4890. Signed at Washington, DC, the 28th day of March 2012. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Undersecretary, International Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–7965 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Office of the Federal Register Agreements in Force as of December 31, 2011, 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. Notice of availability of agreements. ACTION: 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. SUMMARY: 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 (Pub. L. 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, 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For the American Institute in Taiwan. BILLING CODE 4510–28–P PO 00000 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices Dated: March 26, 2012. Barbara J. Schrage, Managing Director. beef and beef products for human consumption from territory of the authorities represented by AIT. Signed October 22, 2009. Entered into force October 22, 2009. For the Office of the Federal Register. Dated: March 28, 2012. Michael L. White, Acting Director. Aviation Agreements Between American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) in Force as of December 31, 2011 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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 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. 6. Memorandum of Understanding Establishing Consultative Committee on Agriculture Terms of Reference. Signed July 10, 2007. Entered into force July 10, 2007. 7. Consultative Committee on Agriculture Terms of Reference. Signed July 10, 2007. Entered into force July 10, 2007. 8. Notification on Protocol of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)— related measures for the importation of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 1 and 23, 1985. Entered into force September 3, 1985. 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. 6. Exchange of Letters concerning removal from the agreement of provisions relating to regulations of computer reservation systems in Annex III to the Air Transport Agreement signed March 18, 1998. Signed December 11, 2006 and January 2, 2007. Entered into force January 2, 2007. 7. Exchange of Letters on Principles for Cooperation on Improving Travel Security. Signed December 19, 2008. Enter into force December 19, 2008. 8. Agreement for Cooperation in and the promotion of Transportation of Safety. Signed June 15, 2010 and June 22, 2010. Entered into force June 22, 2010. 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 forest management and nature conservation. Signed October 24, 2003 and February 27, 2004. Entered into force February 27, 2004. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20055 4. Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Signed April 21, 2008. Entered into force April 21, 2008 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. Drug Enforcement 1. Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Sharing of Information in Relation to Preventing Combating Breach of Customs and Controlled Substances Laws. Signed February 10, 2009. Entered into force February 10, 2009. 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. 3. Memorandum of Understanding on Educational Cooperation. Signed at Washington, DC December 5, 2008. Entered into force December 5, 2008. 4. Exchange of letters concerning the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange pursuant to the Agreement for financing certain educational and cultural exchange programs. Signed December 4, 2009 and April 15, 2010. Entered into force April 15, 2010. E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 20056 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices 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. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. Modification Number 1 to the Agreement for the Shipment of Spent Nuclear Fuel. Signed July 8, 2009. Entered into force July 8, 2009. 10. Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Regulatory and Safety Matters. Signed January 4, 2011 and January 4, 2011. Entered into force January 4, 2011. 11. Statement of Intent regarding Nuclear and Radiological Incident Response and Emergency Management Capabilities. Signed May 9, 2011 and May 26, 2011. Entered into force May 26, 2011. 12. Joint Determination of Safeguardability for Alteration in Form or Content of Irradiated Fuel elements. Signed June 20, 2011 and June 20, 2011. Entered into force June 20, 2011. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Environment Homeland Security 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. 4. Extension of Agreement for the Technical Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection. Signed September 29, 2008. Entered into force September 29, 2008. 5. Letter of confirmation of compatible Good Laboratory Practices programs. Signed January 19, 2010 and February 3, 2010. Entered into force February 3, 2010. 1. 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 and August 18, 2004. Entered into force August 18, 2004. 2. Memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation to prevent the illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive material. Signed May 25, 2006 and May 25, 2006. Entered into force May 25, 2006. 3. Declaration of Principles for governing cooperation, on the basis of reciprocity, including the posting of AIT Representatives at seaports in Taiwan. Signed September 22, 2006 and September 22, 2006. Entered into force September 22, 2006. 4. Exchange of Letters to facilitate the implementation of the MOU concerning cooperation to prevent the illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive material signed May 25, 2006. Signed April 30, 2007 and July 5, 2007. Entered into force July 5, 2007. 5. Port Air Quality Partnership Declaration on the occasion of a Port Air Quality Partnership Conference hosted by their designated representatives, the Port of Tacoma, Washington and the Harbor Bureaus of Kaosiung, Taipei and Keelung on November 18–20, 2008. Signed November 20, 2008. Entered into force November 20, 2008. 6. Agreement for Transfer of Ownership. Signed September 30, 2009. Entered into force September 30, 2009. 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, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices 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. carriers. Effected by exchange of letters at Washington and Arlington October 25 and 27, 1989. Entered into force October 27, 1989. Labor 1. Guidelines for a cooperative program in labor affairs. Signed December 6, 1991. Entered into force December 6, 1991. 2. Agreement for a cooperative program in Labor Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Signed June 23, 2010 and July 7, 2010. Entered into force July 7, 2010. 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. 3. Master Information Exchange Agreement Information Exchange Annex AF–05–TW–9301 concerning Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Signed December 15, 2005. Entered into force December 15, 2005. 4. Information and communication technologies (ICT) forum terms of reference. Signed October 31, 2007. Entered into force October 31, 2007. 5. Memorandum of Agreement Concerning Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Projects. Signed May 14, 2008. Entered into force May 14, 2008. 6. Arrangement Concerning the Exchange of Aeronautical Information. Signed January 27, 2009. Entered into force January 27, 2009. 7. Information Exchange Annex N– 11–TW–6551 Master Information Exchange Letter of Agreement. Signed May 25, 2011 and May 25, 2011. Entered into force May 25, 2011. Mapping 1. Agreement concerning mapping, charting, and geodesy cooperation. Signed November 28, 1995. Entered into force November 28, 1995. 2. Amendment one to the Agreement concerning mapping, charting, and geodesy cooperation. Signed December 1, 2009. Entered into force December 1, 2009. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Military 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. 3. Agreement on the application of an EMS (express mail service) pay-forperformance plan. Signed March 5, 2004 and August 25, 2004. Entered into force January 1, 2005. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20057 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 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. 7. Cooperative program on Hualien soil-structure interaction experiment. Signed September 28, 1990. Entered into force September 28, 1990. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. Guidelines for a cooperative program in physical sciences. Signed January 2 and 10, 1997. Entered into force January 10, 1997. E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 20058 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices 14. Agreement for scientific and technical cooperation in ocean climate research. Signed February 18, 1997. Entered into force February 18, 1997. 15. 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. 16. Agreement for technical cooperation in scientific and weather technology systems support. Signed October 22 and November 5, 1997. Entered into force November 5, 1997. 17. 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. 18. 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. 19. Agreement for technical cooperation associated with establishment of advanced data assimilation and modeling systems. Signed December 20, 2004 and January 12, 2005. Entered into force January 12, 2005. 20. Agreement for cooperation in the micro pulse lidar network and the aerosol robotic network. Signed July 13, 2007 and April 17, 2007. Entered into force July 13, 2007. 21. Agreement for technical cooperation in meteorology and forecast systems development. Signed September 5, 2007 and June 25, 2007. Entered into force September 5, 2007. 22. Agreement for Cooperation in Astronomy and Astrophysics Research. Signed October 27, 2008. Entered into force October 27, 2008. 23. Agreement for Technical Cooperation associated with Development, Launch and Operation of a Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate Follow-on Mission. Signed May 10, 2010 and May 27, 2010. Entered into force May 27, 2010. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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. 21. Joint Arrangement for Sharing of Information Exchanged in Confidence. Signed September 7, 2010 and E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / Notices September 7, 2010. Entered into force September 7, 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Nicholas J. DiFrancesco, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch 3– 2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2012–7931 Filed 4–2–12; 8:45 am] [Docket No. 50–374; 2012–0083] BILLING CODE 4710–49–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice The National Science Board’s Committee on Programs and Plans Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n–5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows: DATE AND TIME: Monday, April 16, 2012, 1–2 p.m. EDT. (1) Chair’s opening remarks; and (2) Discussion of a revised draft of the final report of the NSB Task Force on Unsolicited Mid-Scale Research. SUBJECT MATTER: STATUS: Open. This meeting will be held by teleconference at the National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. 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[FR Doc. 2012–8062 Filed 3–30–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Apr 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company (the licensee) to withdraw its October 26, 2011, application for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF–18 for the LaSalle County Station, Unit 2, located in LaSalle County, Illinois. The proposed amendment would have revised license condition 2.C.(32) to require the installation of NETCO– SNAP–IN® inserts to be completed no later than December 31, 2012. 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[Notices]
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

Office of the Federal Register


Agreements in Force as of December 31, 2011, 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 (Pub. L. 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, 2011.

    For the American Institute in Taiwan.

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    Dated: March 26, 2012.
Barbara J. Schrage,
Managing Director.

    For the Office of the Federal Register.
    Dated: March 28, 2012.
Michael L. White,
Acting Director.

Agreements Between American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei 
Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States 
(TECRO) in Force as of December 31, 2011

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 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 
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.
    6. Memorandum of Understanding Establishing Consultative Committee 
on Agriculture Terms of Reference. Signed July 10, 2007. Entered into 
force July 10, 2007.
    7. Consultative Committee on Agriculture Terms of Reference. Signed 
July 10, 2007. Entered into force July 10, 2007.
    8. Notification on Protocol of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy 
(BSE)--related measures for the importation of beef and beef products 
for human consumption from territory of the authorities represented by 
AIT. Signed October 22, 2009. Entered into force October 22, 2009.

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 1 and 23, 1985. Entered into force September 3, 
1985.
    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.
    6. Exchange of Letters concerning removal from the agreement of 
provisions relating to regulations of computer reservation systems in 
Annex III to the Air Transport Agreement signed March 18, 1998. Signed 
December 11, 2006 and January 2, 2007. Entered into force January 2, 
2007.
    7. Exchange of Letters on Principles for Cooperation on Improving 
Travel Security. Signed December 19, 2008. Enter into force December 
19, 2008.
    8. Agreement for Cooperation in and the promotion of Transportation 
of Safety. Signed June 15, 2010 and June 22, 2010. Entered into force 
June 22, 2010.

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 forest management and 
nature conservation. Signed October 24, 2003 and February 27, 2004. 
Entered into force February 27, 2004.
    4. Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation in Fisheries 
and Aquaculture. Signed April 21, 2008. Entered into force April 21, 
2008

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.

Drug Enforcement

    1. Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Sharing of 
Information in Relation to Preventing Combating Breach of Customs and 
Controlled Substances Laws. Signed February 10, 2009. Entered into 
force February 10, 2009.

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.
    3. Memorandum of Understanding on Educational Cooperation. Signed 
at Washington, DC December 5, 2008. Entered into force December 5, 
2008.
    4. Exchange of letters concerning the Foundation for Scholarly 
Exchange pursuant to the Agreement for financing certain educational 
and cultural exchange programs. Signed December 4, 2009 and April 15, 
2010. Entered into force April 15, 2010.

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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. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Modification Number 1 to the Agreement for the Shipment of Spent 
Nuclear Fuel. Signed July 8, 2009. Entered into force July 8, 2009.
    10. Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and 
Cooperation in Nuclear Regulatory and Safety Matters. Signed January 4, 
2011 and January 4, 2011. Entered into force January 4, 2011.
    11. Statement of Intent regarding Nuclear and Radiological Incident 
Response and Emergency Management Capabilities. Signed May 9, 2011 and 
May 26, 2011. Entered into force May 26, 2011.
    12. Joint Determination of Safeguardability for Alteration in Form 
or Content of Irradiated Fuel elements. Signed June 20, 2011 and June 
20, 2011. Entered into force June 20, 2011.

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.
    4. Extension of Agreement for the Technical Cooperation in the 
Field of Environmental Protection. Signed September 29, 2008. Entered 
into force September 29, 2008.
    5. Letter of confirmation of compatible Good Laboratory Practices 
programs. Signed January 19, 2010 and February 3, 2010. Entered into 
force February 3, 2010.

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, 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.

Homeland Security

    1. 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 and August 18, 2004. 
Entered into force August 18, 2004.
    2. Memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation to prevent 
the illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive material. 
Signed May 25, 2006 and May 25, 2006. Entered into force May 25, 2006.
    3. Declaration of Principles for governing cooperation, on the 
basis of reciprocity, including the posting of AIT Representatives at 
seaports in Taiwan. Signed September 22, 2006 and September 22, 2006. 
Entered into force September 22, 2006.
    4. Exchange of Letters to facilitate the implementation of the MOU 
concerning cooperation to prevent the illicit trafficking in nuclear 
and other radioactive material signed May 25, 2006. Signed April 30, 
2007 and July 5, 2007. Entered into force July 5, 2007.
    5. Port Air Quality Partnership Declaration on the occasion of a 
Port Air Quality Partnership Conference hosted by their designated 
representatives, the Port of Tacoma, Washington and the Harbor Bureaus 
of Kaosiung, Taipei and Keelung on November 18-20, 2008. Signed 
November 20, 2008. Entered into force November 20, 2008.
    6. Agreement for Transfer of Ownership. Signed September 30, 2009. 
Entered into force September 30, 2009.

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

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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. Agreement for a cooperative program in Labor Mediation and 
Alternative Dispute Resolution. Signed June 23, 2010 and July 7, 2010. 
Entered into force July 7, 2010.

Mapping

    1. Agreement concerning mapping, charting, and geodesy cooperation. 
Signed November 28, 1995. Entered into force November 28, 1995.
    2. Amendment one to the Agreement concerning mapping, charting, and 
geodesy cooperation. Signed December 1, 2009. Entered into force 
December 1, 2009.

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.
    3. Master Information Exchange Agreement Information Exchange Annex 
AF-05-TW-9301 concerning Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Signed 
December 15, 2005. Entered into force December 15, 2005.
    4. Information and communication technologies (ICT) forum terms of 
reference. Signed October 31, 2007. Entered into force October 31, 
2007.
    5. Memorandum of Agreement Concerning Research, Development, Test 
and Evaluation (RDT&E) Projects. Signed May 14, 2008. Entered into 
force May 14, 2008.
    6. Arrangement Concerning the Exchange of Aeronautical Information. 
Signed January 27, 2009. Entered into force January 27, 2009.
    7. Information Exchange Annex N-11-TW-6551 Master Information 
Exchange Letter of Agreement. Signed May 25, 2011 and May 25, 2011. 
Entered into force May 25, 2011.

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.
    3. Agreement on the application of an EMS (express mail service) 
pay-for-performance plan. Signed March 5, 2004 and August 25, 2004. 
Entered into force January 1, 2005.

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 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.
    7. Cooperative program on Hualien soil-structure interaction 
experiment. Signed September 28, 1990. Entered into force September 28, 
1990.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. Guidelines for a cooperative program in physical sciences. 
Signed January 2 and 10, 1997. Entered into force January 10, 1997.

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    14. Agreement for scientific and technical cooperation in ocean 
climate research. Signed February 18, 1997. Entered into force February 
18, 1997.
    15. 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.
    16. Agreement for technical cooperation in scientific and weather 
technology systems support. Signed October 22 and November 5, 1997. 
Entered into force November 5, 1997.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. Agreement for technical cooperation associated with 
establishment of advanced data assimilation and modeling systems. 
Signed December 20, 2004 and January 12, 2005. Entered into force 
January 12, 2005.
    20. Agreement for cooperation in the micro pulse lidar network and 
the aerosol robotic network. Signed July 13, 2007 and April 17, 2007. 
Entered into force July 13, 2007.
    21. Agreement for technical cooperation in meteorology and forecast 
systems development. Signed September 5, 2007 and June 25, 2007. 
Entered into force September 5, 2007.
    22. Agreement for Cooperation in Astronomy and Astrophysics 
Research. Signed October 27, 2008. Entered into force October 27, 2008.
    23. Agreement for Technical Cooperation associated with 
Development, Launch and Operation of a Constellation Observing System 
for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate Follow-on Mission. Signed May 
10, 2010 and May 27, 2010. Entered into force May 27, 2010.

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 
accession of the separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen 
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.
    21. Joint Arrangement for Sharing of Information Exchanged in 
Confidence. Signed September 7, 2010 and

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September 7, 2010. Entered into force September 7, 2010.

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