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Philippines: Information on current bilateral agreements between the Philippines and Taiwan, and on bilateral trade between the two countries

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 March 1997
Citation / Document Symbol PHL26028.E
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For the official position of the Embassy of the Philippines in Ottawa on this subject, please consult the attached 25 February 1997 letter faxed to the DIRB by the Chargé d'Affaires stating that (the Philippines has no bilateral agreements with Taiwan.(

For information on bilateral trade between the two countries, please consult the attached May 1996 article from Asia Survey, the 13 January 1994 Central News Agency report, the 8 July 1994 Reuters Financial Service report and the 18 March 1993 article of the Far Eastern Economic Review.

For additional information on this subject, please consult the attached documents.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Asian Political News. 15 April 1996. "Taiwan, Philippines Agree to Broaden Military Exchange." (IAC Newsletter Database/NEXIS)

Asian Survey [Berkeley]. May 1996. Vol. 36, No. 5. Xiangming Chen. "Taiwan Investments in China and Southeast Asia: "Go West But Also Go South," pp. 447-494.

The Associated Press (AP). 13 March 1996. "Philippines." (NEXIS)

Briefing [Ottawa]. 1993. Heather Gibbs. "Spanning the Pacific For Growth: APEC's 15 Economies Strengthen Their Links."

Central News Agency. 21 October 1994. "Possible Taiwan-Philippine Free-Trade Agreement Said 'Win-Win' Proposition." (NEXIS)

_____. 13 January 1994. "Ties With Southeast Asia Growing Steadily." (NEXIS)

Current History [Philadelphia]. December 1995. Vol. 94. Paul D. Hutchcroft. "Unraveling the Past in the Philippines," pp.430-434.

Embassy of the Philippines, Ottawa. 25 February 1997. Letter faxed  DIRB by the Chargé d'Affaires.

Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) [Hong Kong]. 20 June 1996. Rodolfo C. Severino. "Integrate and Persuade, But Gently," p. 32

_____.18 March 1993. Julian Baum. "Taipei's Offshore Empire," pp. 44-45.

Government of Canada, External Affairs, Asia Pacific South Trade Development Division. 1991. "A Guide For Canadian Exporters." Ottawa: Department of External Affairs.

Reuters. 11 July 1996. BC Cycle. "Taiwan Business Unperturbed by Philippine Crime." (NEXIS)

_____. 30 March 1994. BC Cycle. "Five Vietnam-Philippines Agreements Signed." (NEXIS)

The Reuter Asia-Pacific Business Report. 8 July 1996. BC Cycle. "Taiwan Minister to Review Philippines Investment." (NEXIS)

Reuters Financial Service. 12 January 1995. BC Cycle. "Northern Philippines, Taiwan Seek Free Trade Pact." (NEXIS)

 _____. 8 July 1994. "Philippines, Taiwan Aim to Boost Bilateral Trade." (NEXIS)

United Press International (UPI). 5 June 1996. "Philippines, Taiwan to Sign Air Accord." (NEXIS)

World Bank. 1994. World Tables 1994. "China." Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, pp. 204-205.

_____.  "Philippines." Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, pp. 532-533.

Databases Consulted

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        Asia-Pacific Database.

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Wilson Business Abstracts.

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