MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE, CANADA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY OF CANADA CONCERNING COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF ANTI-SPAM POLICIES AND STRATEGIES-1

Further to, but not limited to, Articles 2 and 3 of theMemorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Fields ofCommunications and Information Technologies between the Ministryof Industry in Ottawa and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office,Canada of June 1, 1998, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office,Canada and the Department of Industry of Canada (“IndustryCanada”) hereinafter jointly referred to as the “sides”, havereached the following understanding:Telecommunications and information technology, including theInternet, are key enablers in economic development. Spam poses apotential threat to this economic development. It must be madeclear that spam has no legitimate role in the e-Economy.Industry Canada and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office,Canada see mutual benefit in strengthening cooperation betweentheir two administrations concerning anti-spam policies andstrategies. The aim is to support international cooperation inand among organizations where both are members, such as the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).Under this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Industry Canadaand the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Canada willco-operate through the exchange of ideas, information,personnel, skills and experience and collaborative activitiesthat will be of benefit to both sides. Because spam hasimplications for many groups of stakeholders, Industry Canadaand the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Canada will makeevery effort to ensure that all interested policy, regulatoryand enforcement agencies are consulted as appropriate.Particular areas of co-operation will include:a) Exchanging information about anti-spam policies and strategies, security issues and other identified areas of interest to both sides;b) Encouraging the adoption of effective anti-spam technologies and network management practices, through industry codes of practice, by Internet Service Providers and major business network managers;c) Supporting marketers in adopting spam-free marketing techniques;d) Identifying and promoting user practices and behaviors which can effectively control and limit spam and supporting the development of multi-stakeholder public information and awareness campaigns to foster increased adoption of anti-spam practices and behaviors by end users;e) Cooperating to strengthen anti-spam initiatives being considered in international fora where both sides are members.The cooperative activities carried out as outlined above will besubject to the availability of funds and resources of each side.This MOU may be amended at any time upon the mutual writtenconsent of the two sides.This MOU will become effective on the date of the last signatureand will remain effective unless terminated by either side upon90 days prior written notice.Signed in duplicate at Ottawa on the 16th day of November 2006in the English, French and Chinese languages, each version beingequally valid. ────────────── ──────────────FOR THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND For the Department of IndustryCULTURAL OFFICE IN CANADA OF CANADAWITNESS WITNESSTHE NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRYCOMMISSION