As the structure of the agreement and the sectors that are part of the TSA evolve, it is assumed that the agreement is divided into four fundamental parts: (I) the basic text; (II) market access and domestic processing obligations; (III) sectoral annexes; and (IV) institutional affairs. [367] The basic text is based on the provisions of the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and contains horizontal provisions that apply to all parts of the agreement. Market access and national processing obligations include single-party schedules and all non-compliant exceptions or measures listed. Sectoral annexes define disciplines for certain sectors and service issues. The institutional provisions define the basic rules for the operation of the TSA, including dispute resolution, amendments to the agreement, new membership and possible future multilateralization. The United States and Taiwan continued to cooperate to improve economic cooperation through bilateral trade and investment framework agreements (TIAAs). La TIFA. founded in 1994. is an important mechanism for both parties to resolve bilateral trade issues and address the concerns of the U.S. economy. The United States and Taiwan held a … By law, a country refuses fair and equitable access to the market if it refuses market access for a product protected by copyright or neighbouring rights, patents, trademarks, masks, trade secrets or plant breeder rights through the application of laws and practices that violate international agreements or constitute discriminatory non-tariff barriers.

[79] It can be found that a country refuses adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights, even if it complies with its obligations under the WTO agreement on aspects of intellectual property rights that affect trade (THE TRIPS). [80] In 2016, US and EU officials met five times to negotiate an agreement on insurance and reinsurance, although no final agreement was reached until the end of the year. [499] The U.S. objective was to ensure that a new agreement “establishes regulatory competition conditions for U.S.-based insurers and reinsurers operating in the EU” after January 1, 2016, when a new EU insurance regulatory regime, known as Solvency II, is established.