of the list of persistent problems are the difficulties in obtaining appropriate visas for cooperative activities in a timely manner. Current efforts of the two governments to improve the visa situation should continue. Other potential impediments to cooperation relate to tax and customs aspects of joint projects, restrictions on international shipments of biological materials, intellectual property rights associated with joint projects, and compliance with export control requirements.
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