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TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT

Public Law 96-8 96th Congress
Effective as of January 1, 1979

Source: American Institute in Taiwan

An Act

To help maintain peace, security, and stability in the Western Pacific and to promote the foreign policy of the United States by authorizing the continuation of commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

SHORT TITLE

SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Taiwan Relations Act".

FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF POLICY

IMPLEMENTATION OF UNITED STATES POLICY WITH REGARD TO TAIWAN

APPLICATION OF LAWS; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TAIWAN

SERVICES BY THE INSTITUTE TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS ON TAIWAN

TAX EXEMPT STATUS OF THE INSTITUTE

FURNISHING PROPERTY AND SERVICES TO AND OBTAINING SERVICES FROM THE INSTITUTE

TAIWAN INSTRUMENTALITY

SEPARATION OF GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE INSTITUTE

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

RULES AND REGULATIONS

CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT

DEFINITIONS

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS

EFFECTIVE DATE