First Round of TIFA Talks
Year & Location
1995, Washington, D.C.
- Taiwan: Justin Yi-fu Lin, Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade
- U.S.: Robert Cassidy, Assistant USTR
Overview of Meeting
The first meeting saw full discussions on Taiwan’s institution for protecting intellectual property rights, a request for US to support Taiwan’s participation in OECD activities, Taiwan-US customs cooperation, Taiwan-US interim ATA Carnet Cooperation, Taiwan-US environment and trade cooperation, and economic and trade issues related to Taiwan’s accession to the WTO, (including tariffs, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and finance). Subsequently, both sides completed in 1996 the signing of Bilateral Carnet Agreement between AIT and TECRO.