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1.Signed on April 21, 2017 and February 22, 2017 Entered into force on April 21, 2017
The Republic of China (Taiwan) and St. Vincent and the
Grenadines, hereinafter referred to individually as a “ Party
” and collectively as the “ Parties ”;

WISHING to promote cooperation between law enforcement
authorities of both countries;

BEING concerned about policing development and prevention of
transnational crime;

ACTING on the principle of equality and reciprocity;

Hereby have agreed as follows:

Article 1
Competent Authorities
1.1 The competent authorities that implement this Agreement are:
(a) The National Police Agency of the Ministry of the Interior
of the Republic of China (Taiwan); and
(b) Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
1.2 The Parties shall dedicate themselves to engaging in
exchange activities and cooperation in accordance with their
respective domestic laws, as set out in the provisions of this
Agreement and as required by their official responsibilities and

Article 2
This Agreement sets out the framework for cooperation between
the Parties in developing police cooperation and combating
transnational crimes.

Article 3
Scope of Cooperation
The Parties agree to seek possibility of cooperation in the
following matters:
(a) The exchange of personnel visiting;
(b) The exchange of personnel for study purposes;
(c) Training program of police professional techniques;
(d) The exchange of working experiences and technical
(e) The sharing and exchange of information in the area of law
(f) Cooperation in combating transnational crimes;
(g) To implement other areas of cooperation as agreed upon by
the Parties.

Article 4
Forms of Cooperation
To ensure the effective implementation of this Agreement, the
Parties shall cooperate as follows:
(a) To exchange business visits;
(b) To attend the entrance selection of policing-related
universities or graduate schools;
(c) To invite personnel to participate in training programs;
(d) To provide the consultation of law enforcement skills and
the assistance of forensic techniques;
(e) To protect any information provided by the other Party
pursuant to this Agreement from any unauthorized disclosure;
(f) To combat transnational crimes through the exchange of
information, cooperation of investigation, and conduct of
coordinated operations.

Article 5
Settlement of Disputes
Any dispute arising out of the interpretation or implementation
of this Agreement will be settled amicably through consultation
or negotiation between the Parties.

Article 6
Relations of This Agreement with Other International Instruments
This Agreement shall not prejudice the rights and obligations
stemming from other international instruments to which both
countries are party to.

Article 7
The expenses incurred in the implementation of this Agreement
will be borne by the respective Parties, unless otherwise agreed
upon by the Parties.

Article 8
The competent authorities, in the course of their cooperation in
accordance with this Agreement, will use English as the medium
of communication.

Article 9
Entry into Force, Termination and Amendment
9.1 This Agreement will enter into force on the date of the last
signature of the Parties thereof.
9.2 This Agreement will remain in force until terminated by
either Party giving six months written notification in
advance to the other Party of its intention to terminate it.
9.3 This Agreement may be amended by mutual consultation between
the Parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by
their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement,

DONE in duplicate in the Chinese and English languages, both
texts being equally authentic.

For the Republic of For St. Vincent and the
China (Taiwan) Grenadines

……………………… ………………………
Dr. Jiunn-rong Yeh Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

Minister of the Interior Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security

Date: 22 Feb. 2017 Place: 21 Apr. 2017
Date: Taipei, Taiwan Place: Kingstown