Third Round of TIFA Talks
Year & Location
1998, Washington, D.C.
- Taiwan: Steve Ruey-long Chen, Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade
- U.S.: Robert Cassidy, Assistant USTR
Overview of Meeting
Taiwan called upon the US to support its participation in the OECD. Both sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation on consumer safety protection, Taiwan’s institution for protecting intellectual property rights, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) bidding dispute, export of Taiwan shrimp-products to the US, agricultural and industrial product market opening related to Taiwan’s accession to the WTO, limited import of rice, and telecommunications.