Sixth Round of TIFA Talks
Year & Location
2007, Washington, D.C.
- Taiwan: John Chen-Chung Deng, Chief Negotiation Representative of the Office of Trade Negotiations
- U.S.: Karan Bhatia, Deputy USTR and Ambassador
Overview of Meeting
The meeting saw the singing by both sides of the Memorandum of Understanding and Working Guidelines for the establishment of an Advisory Committee on Agriculture. (The Legislative Yuan has been notified in accordance with the “Regulations Governing the Processing of Treaties and Agreements”) Also, discussions were held on Taiwan-US bilateral trade relations, WTO Doha round of negotiations, agriculture, standards for pharmaceutical pricing and medical equipment, protection of intellectual property rights, and Taiwan’s participation in OECD. In addition, substantive discussions were held on “block building” issues including: negotiations for signing of a bilateral investment agreement, e-commerce cooperation agreement, and, relating to cargo security, Megaports initiative and Container Security Initiative.