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EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATION COUNCIL AND THE CANADIAN TRADE OFFICE IN TAIPEI FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PHASE II OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT (APEC TEL MRA PHASE II)-1

Mr. Ronald A. MacIntoshExecutive DirectorCanadian Trade Office in TaipeiDear Mr. MacIntosh:I have the honour to refer to the recent discussions betweenrepresentatives of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT)and the National Communications Commission (NCC) on the subjectof the implementation of Phase II of the Asia-Pacific EconomicCooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement for ConformityAssessment of Telecommunications Equipment (APEC TEL MRA). Thepurpose of this letter is to confirm our common understandingsof the arrangements that will apply to the implementation ofPhase II of the APEC TEL MRA. To this end, it is theunderstanding of NCC that the following will apply:1.NCC confirms that it is prepared to initiate implementation of the general provisions, Appendix A, and Phase II Procedures in Appendix C of the APEC TEL MRA with the Department of Industry of Canada (IC). Specifically, NCC will apply Phase II Procedures for the recognition of Certification Bodies (CBs) designated by IC and for the acceptance of equipment certifications certified by those CBs for equipment subject to the regulations of Chinese Taipei regarding: telecommunications, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrical safety. NCC will also apply Phase II Procedures for the designation of Chinese Taipei’s CBs to certify equipment subject to radiocommunications regulations of Canada.2.Annex I of the Phase II Procedures of the APEC TEL MRA (List of Technical Regulations for Chinese Taipei) is attached as the list of Technical Regulations for which NCC will accept equipment certifications certified by recognized CBs of Canada. Any modifications to this list will be notified in accordance with the general provisions of the APEC TEL MRA which is an integral part of this letter.3.NCC will be the telecommunications Regulatory Authority responsible for recognizing CBs designated by IC under the APEC TEL MRA. Also, NCC will be the Designating Authority for Chinese Taipei CBs requesting recognition by IC under Phase II of the APEC TEL MRA.4.CTOT confirms that IC is prepared to initiate implementation of the general provisions, Appendix A, and Phase II procedures in Appendix C of the APEC TEL MRA with NCC. Specifically, IC will apply Phase II Procedures for the recognition of CBs designated by NCC and for the acceptance of equipment certifications certified by those CBs for equipment subject to radiocommunications regulations of Canada. IC will also apply Phase II Procedures for the designation of Canadian CBs to certify equipment subject to regulations of Chinese Taipei regarding: telecommunications, EMC and electrical safety.5.Annex I of the Phase II Procedures of the APEC TEL MRA (List of Technical Regulations for Canada) is attached as the list of Technical Regulations for which IC will accept equipment certifications certified by recognized CBs of Chinese Taipei. Any modifications to this list will be notified in accordance with the general provisions of the APEC TEL MRA.6.IC will be the telecommunications Regulatory Authority responsible for recognizing CBs designated by NCC under the APEC TEL MRA. Also, IC will be the Designating Authority for Canadian CBs requesting recognition by NCC under Phase II of the APEC TEL MRA.7.Both IC and NCC understand that as part of the implementation of the APEC TEL MRA, the necessary exchanges of technical criteria and related information for accrediting CBs will take place.8.At the commencement of this Phase II implementation, NCC and IC may designate and recognize CBs in accordance with the general provisions, Appendix A and Appendix C of the APEC TEL MRA.If the foregoing arrangements are acceptable to you, I have thehonour to suggest that this letter and your reply be placed onrecord as the understanding of NCC and CTOT in this matter andcome into effect on the date of your reply.Sincerely Yours,Yeong Chin SUChairmanNational Communications Commission April 3rd, 2007 Dear Mr. Su:I hereby acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 28th,2007 concerning the implementation of Phase II of the APEC TELMRA and have the honour to confirm that the arrangements set outtherein are acceptable to the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei(CTOT), and that your letter and this reply will place on recordthe understanding of CTOT and the National CommunicationsCommission in this matter and will come into effect April3rd,2007.Sincerely,Mr. Gordon HouldenExecutive DirectorCanadian Trade Office in Taipei