Cooperation in the field of traditional Chinese medicine

Published under: Bondevik's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Health and Care Services

COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding

on the Cooperation in the Field of Health (1999)

between

Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China

and

Royal Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services

A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of health was signed between the Ministry of Health, People’s Republic of China and the then Royal Norwegian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (hereafter referred to as the “Parties”) in 1999. In accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of this Memorandum a Plan of co-operation was agreed on in 2002. The Memorandum of Understanding and the Plan of co-operation both encompass co-operation in the field of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In order to further strengthen and develop cooperation in this field the Parties sign this Addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding.

Article One

Both Parties will, abiding by legislation and regulations of their own countries, promote and develop cooperation in the field of traditional Chinese medicine on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

Article Two

Cooperation shall focus on the following fields of traditional Chinese medicine:

  • Exchange and cooperation on research and clinical application of treatment methods and remedies
  • Exchange and cooperation on legislation, regulation and management
  • Exchange and training of professional personnel
  • Seminars or symposiums
  • Cooperation in other fields of traditional Chinese medicine based on mutual agreement by the Parties

Article Three

Responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of this Addendum shall rest upon the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China and the Directorate for Health and Social Affairs, Kingdom of Norway, each representing the Party of their respective country.

Article Four

Concrete cooperation activities under this Addendum shall be established, financed and implemented by the activity partners involved (e.g. institutes, centres, organisations, researchers etc.). The activities shall be based on these partners’ mutual agreement after consultations with the institutions responsible for the implementation of this Addendum as mentioned in Article Three.

Article Five

In case of government funding of the implementation of this Addendum, financial grants are subject to appropriations and approvals in accordance with national law and regulations.

Article Six

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 1999, this Addendum will come into effect on the date of signing and shall remain in effect unless either Party notifies the other in writing of its intention to terminate this Addendum. Termination will then be effectuated ninety days after notification has been received. Any revision or modification of this Addendum shall come into effect upon mutual consent of the Parties by exchange of letters.

Signed on the 8 th> of October in Oslo in duplicate in Chinese and English languages, both being equally authentic.

For the Ministry of Health, People’s Republic of China

Gao Qiang

For the Royal Ministry of Health and Care Services, Kingdom of Norway

Ansgar Gabrielsen