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1.Signed on Novenber 29, 2007; Entered into force on September 19, 2007.
 
Article I
The Council of Agriculture of the Government of the Republic of
China (Taiwan) has agreed to send to Papua New Guinea (PNG) an
Agricultural Technical Mission (hereinafter referred to as "the
Mission").

Article II
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG shall
collaborate with the Mission in the planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of the research and development
programme to ensure that the project is consistent with the PNG
government policy on food sector development.

Article III
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG shall
collaborate with the Mission in the selection of model farmers
sites for the development of model farmers.

Article IV
All agricultural produce raised by the model farmers, except for
the purpose of Mission's own consumption or for the use of seeds
and specimens, shall be handed over to the model farmers for
disposal.

Article V
The Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
agrees:
(1) To defray the travelling cost of the members of the Mission
to and from the project sites in Papua New Guinea and pay
their remuneration and regional allowances during the period
of their services in Papua New Guinea;
(2) To pay all the administrative expenses for the Mission
except as otherwise stated in this agreement;
(3) To be responsible for all the insurance for the member of
the Mission;
(4) To provide the mission with seeds, plant nursery, chemicals,
fertilizers, agricultural and irrigation machinery and
implements and spare parts made in Taiwan or imported from
the other countries;
(5) To pay the running expenses and the cost of maintenance of
the agriculture machinery and implements;
(6) To pay the cost of motor grease provided to the Mission by
the Department of Agriculture and Livestock of Papua New
Guinea specified in subsection (1) of Article VI of this
agreement;
(7) To pay salaries to the workers hired by the Mission in
accordance with the salary standard in Papua New Guinea;
(8) To ensure that the Mission will collaborate with the
Department of Agriculture and Livestock in the planning and
implementation of the R&D programme in accordance with the
PNG Government policy on food sector development;
(9) To ensure that the Mission will report to the Department of
Agriculture and Livestock on the progress of their work
programme on a quarterly and annual basis as a way of
informing the two governments on the progress of this
collaborative programme;
(10) To hand over to the Department of Agriculture and Livestock
the machinery and equipment of the Mission which are no
longer needed; and
(11) To provide short-term experts based on the needs of the
mission projects.

Article VI
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of Papua New Guinea
agrees:
(1) To provide suitable furnished office and dormitory with
adequate water and electricity supply for both the Mission
and its members; and also to pay the routine maintenance
cost; and to provide where possible motor grease and other
materials that may be needed from time to time;
(2) To grant duty free importation of vehicles and all items
specified in subsection (4) of Article V and to provide
transportation for the above-mentioned goods from harbour or
airport to the project site;
(3) To provide necessary assistance for quarantine purposes to
the Mission, in the importation of items as specified in
subsection (4) of Article V above;
(4) To take every measure to enable the relevant personnel to
participate in the work of the Mission, the number of
personnel will be decided by both sides; and
(5) To appoint one liaison-officer in order to provide necessary
assistance as required in the Bubia Agricultural
Experimental Stations.

Article VII
With regard to the members and dependants of the Mission, the
Department of Agriculture and Livestock of Papua New Guinea
undertakes;
(1) To provide medical services in Papua New Guinea at a
reasonable cost for members and the dependants of the
Mission;
(2) To grant them, during their tenure of service, exemption
from import duties and other duties and taxes on their
personal household effects which are not allowed to be sold
or otherwise disposed of before the termination of their
assignment;
(3) To grant them exemption from all taxes on their salaries,
fringe benefits and allowances paid to them by the Council
of Agriculture of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
(4) To arrange their visas, resident and employment permits in
accordance with local regulations;
(5) With respect to specific points not covered within the
subsection of this Article, to award to the members of the
Mission the same privileges as would normally be enjoyed by
the Senior Civil Servants of comparable rank and seniority
of the Government of Papua New Guinea;
(6) To accord the right to conduct a "non-resident external
account" with a commercial bank in Papua New Guinea into
which all payments received from the Council of Agriculture
of the Republic of China (Taiwan), either stipends,
emoluments or allowances may be deposited, and the right to
transfer to any country outside of Papua New Guinea any
balance in such an account any time;
(7) To guarantee the same repatriation facilities in times of
international crisis for the Mission members as are enjoyed
by organization of comparable status; and
(8) To take all necessary measures during a crisis situation
such as providing guards, rendering protective facilities,
etc., whenever the said situation becomes an eminent or
potential threat to the life, security, chattels and effects
of the mission members and the dependants.

Article VIII
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of Papua New Guinea
will bear all risks associated with the operation, will be
responsible for dealing with any claim which may be brought up
by the third parties against either the Council of Agriculture
of the Republic of China (Taiwan), or its executive authority of
the Mission members and will provide the afore-said with
protection from damage in case of any claim resulting from
activities under the arrangements unless where it is mutually
agreed by the parties of this agreement that such claim arises
from gross negligence or willful misconduct.

Article IX
If any member of the Mission is no longer suitable in performing
his duty, the Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China
(Taiwan) has the right to recall him and replace him with
another specialist and pay his traveling costs.

Article X
The members of the Mission shall not undertake any other
activities that are not in conformity with the duty as specified
in Article I.

Article XI
This Agreement shall remain valid for a period of three (3)
years retroactively from September 19, 2007 to September 18,
2010. Either government may terminate it ninety (90) days after
notice in writing has been given to the other government.

Article XII
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned being duly authorized by
their respective Governments, have signed duplicate copies of
the Agreement in the English language.
Done at Taipei on this twenty-ninth day of the eleventh month of
the ninety six year of the Republic of China (Taiwan),
corresponding to the twenty-ninth day of November of the year
two thousand and seven.


FOR THE COUNCIL OF FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE OF AGRICULTURE AND
THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA LIVESTOCK OF
(TAIWAN) PAPUA NEW GUINEA

HON. SU, JIA-CHYUAN HON. JOHN HICKEY
Minister Minister
Council of Agriculture Department of Agriculture and
Livestock