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1.Signed on October 24, 1995; Entered into force on September 19, 1995.

 
Article I
The Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China has agreed
and sent to Papua New Guinea an Agriculture Technical Mission (
hereinafter referred to as "the Mission") composed of one leader
and fourteen members to provide the technical services for rice
and vegetable production projects.
Article II
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG shall collab-
orate with the Mission in the planning, implementation, monitor-
ing the evaluation of the Research and Development Programme to
ensure that the project is consistent with government policy on
food sector development.
Article III
Ths Mission has completed the research phase and is now underta-
king the extension phase of the programme.
Article IV
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG shall collab-
orate with the Mission in the selection of model farmers and si-
tes for the development of model farmers.
Article V
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 di-
sposal.
Article VI
The Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China agrees:
(1) to defray the travelling cost of 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 t-
heir service in Papua New Guinea;
(2) to pay all the administrative expenses for the Mission exce-
pt as otherwise stated in this Agreement;
(3) to be responsible for the insurance policies for all the me-
mbers of the Mission;
(4) to provide the Mission with seeds, plant nurseries, chemica-
ls and implements made in the Republic of China or imported
from the other countries;
(5) to pay the running expenses and the cost of maintenance of
agriculture implements;
(6) to pay the cost of motor grease provided to the Mission by
the Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG specified
in subsection (1) of Article VII of this Agreement;
(7) to pay salaries to the employees of the Mission in accordan-
ce with the salary standard in Papua New Guinea;
(8) to ensure that the Mission will collaborate with the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG in the planning and
implementation of the R&D programme in accordance with the
government policy on food sector development; and
(9) that the Mission will report to the Department of Agricultu-
re and Livestock of PNG on the progress of their work progr-
amme on a quarterly and annual basis as a way of informing
the two governments on the progress of this collaborative p-
rogramme.
Article VII
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG agrees:
(1) to provide suitable furnished office and dormitory with ade-
quate water and electricity supply for both the Mission and
its members, and pay the routine maintenance cost;
(2) to grant duty free importation of vehicles and all items sp-
ecified in subsection (4) of Article VI and to provide tran-
sportation for the abovementioned goods from harbour or air-
port to the project sites;
(3) to provide necessary assistance for quarantine purpose to t-
he Mission in the importation of items as specified in subs-
ection (4) of Article VI above;
(4) to take every measure to enable the relevant personnel to p-
articipate in the work of the Mission, the number of person-
nel will be decided by both sides; and
(5) to appoint two liaison officers in order to provide necessa-
ry assistance as required in the Bubia and the Laloki Agric-
ultural Experimental Stations.
Article VIII
With regard to the members and dependents of the Mission, the D-
epartment of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG undertakes:
(1) to arrange for medical services in Papua New Guinea at reas-
onable cost to members and the dependents of the Mission;
(2) to grant them, during their tenure of service, exemption fr-
om import duties and other duties and taxes on their person-
al household effects which are not allowed to be sold or ot-
herwise disposed of before the termination of their assignm-
ent;
(3) to grant them exemption from all taxes on their salaries, f-
ringe benefits and allowances paid to them by the Council of
Agriculture of the Republic of China;
(4) to arrange their visas, resident and employment permits in
accordance with local regulations;
(5) with respect to specific points not covered within the subs-
ection of this Article, to award to the members of the Miss-
ion the same privileges as would normally be enjoyed by the
Senior Civil Servants of comparable rank and seniority of t-
he Government of Papua New Guinea;
(6) to accord the right to conduct a "non-resident external acc-
ount" with a commercial bank in Papua New Guinea into which
all payments received from the Council of Agriculture of the
Republic of China, 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 i-
nternational crisis for the Mission members as are enjoyed
by organizations of comparable status; and
(8) to take all necessary measures during a crisis situation su-
ch as providing guards, rendering protective facilities, etc
., whenever the said situation becomes an eminent or potent-
ial threat to the life, security, chattels and effects of t-
he Mission members and their dependents.
Article IX
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock of PNG will bear all
risks associated with the Mission's operation, will be responsi-
ble for dealing with any claim which may be brought up by the t-
hird parties against either the Council of Agriculture of the R-
epublic of China or the executive authority of the Mission memb-
ers, and will provide aforesaid with protection from damage in
case of any claim resulting from activities under this Agreement
, unless where it is mutually agreed by the parties of this Agr-
eement that such claims arise from gross negligence or willful
misconduct of the Mission.
Article X
If any member of the Mission is no longer suitable in performing
his duty, the Council of Agriculture of the Republic of China h-
as the right to recall him, replace him with other specialist a-
nd pay his travelling cost.
Article XI
The members of the Mission shall not undertake any other activi-
ties which are not in conformity with the duty as specified in
Article I.
Article XII
This Agreement shall enter into force upon signature and shall
remain valid for a period of three years retroactively from Sep-
tember 19, 1995 to September 18, 1998. Either government may te-
rminate it ninety (90) days after notice in writing has been gi-
ven to the other government.
Article XIII
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned being duly authorized by th-
eir respective governments, have signed duplicate copies of the
Agreement in the English language.
Done at Taipei this TWENTY-FOURTH day of the tenth month of the
Eighty-four year of the Republic of China, corresponding to the
TWENTY-FOURTH day of October of the year one thousand nine hurd-
red ninety-five.

FOR THE COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF
OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK
OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
[Signed] [Signed]
Ling Shiang-Nung Reuben N. Parua
Vice-Chairman Vice-Minister
Council of Agriculture Department of Agriculture and
Livestock
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