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AGREEMENT ON THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA

(OJ L 001 3.1.1994, p. 3)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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PROTOCOL ADJUSTING THE AGREEMENT ON THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA 

  L 1

572

3.1.1994

►M2

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 2/94 of 8 February 1994

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64

30.3.1994

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 3/94 of 8 February 1994

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65

30.3.1994

 M4

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 4/94 of 8 February 1994

  L 85

66

30.3.1994

 M5

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 5/94 of 8 February 1994

  L 85

71

30.3.1994

 M6

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 6/94 of 8 March 1994

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22

14.4.1994

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 7/94 of 21 March 1994

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1

28.6.1994

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 8/94 of 7 June 1994

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142

30.7.1994

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 10/94 of 12 August 1994

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32

29.9.1994

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 11/94 of 12 August 1994

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34

29.9.1994

 M11

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 1/95 of 27 January 1995

  L 47

19

2.3.1995

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DECISION OF THE EEA COUNCIL No 1/95 of 10 March 1995

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58

20.4.1995

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 35/95 of 19 May 1995

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39

31.8.1995

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 36/95 of 19 May 1995

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45

31.8.1995

 M15

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 4/96 of 29 February 1996

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45

25.4.1996

 M16

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 45/96 of 19 July 1996

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38

14.11.1996

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 54/96 of 4 October 1996

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9

23.1.1997

 M18

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 71/96 of 22 November 1996

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12

23.1.1997

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 56/96 of 28 October 1996

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50

27.2.1997

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 70/96 of 29 November 1996

  L 71

43

13.3.1997

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 84/96 of 20 December 1996

  L 71

44

13.3.1997

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 55/96 of 28 October 1996

  L 85

64

27.3.1997

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 83/96 of 13 December 1996

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52

5.6.1997

 M24

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 13/97 of 14 March 1997

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44

10.7.1997

 M25

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 39/97 of 10 July 1997

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24

23.10.1997

 M26

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 40/97 of 27 June 1997

  L 290

26

23.10.1997

 M27

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 41/97 of 10 July 1997

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27

23.10.1997

 M28

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 42/97 of 10 July 1997

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28

23.10.1997

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 43/97 of 10 July 1997

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29

23.10.1997

 M30

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 44/97 of 10 July 1997

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30

23.10.1997

 M31

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 45/97 of 10 July 1997

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31

23.10.1997

 M32

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 46/97 of 11 July 1997

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32

23.10.1997

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 37/97 of 27 June 1997

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38

4.6.1998

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 38/97 of 27 June 1997

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39

4.6.1998

 M35

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 73/97 of 4 October 1997

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39

9.7.1998

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 86/97 of 31 October 1997

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40

9.7.1998

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 98/97 of 12 December 1997

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55

9.7.1998

 M38

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 99/97 of 9 December 1997

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59

9.7.1998

 M39

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 102/97 of 15 December 1997

  L 193

62

9.7.1998

 M40

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 13/98 of 6 March 1998

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18

8.10.1998

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 18/98 of 6 March 1998

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31

8.10.1998

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 54/98 of 3 June 1998

  L 30

57

4.2.1999

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 77/98 of 31 July 1998

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56

8.7.1999

 M44

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 78/98 of 17 July 1998

  L 172

57

8.7.1999

 M45

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 79/98 of 17 July 1998

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58

8.7.1999

 M46

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 80/98 of 31 July 1998

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59

8.7.1999

 M47

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 81/98 of 31 July 1998

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60

8.7.1999

 M48

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 99/98 of 25 September 1998

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73

22.7.1999

 M49

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 114/98 of 27 November 1998

  L 277

51

28.10.1999

 M50

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 35/2000 of 31 March 2000

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62

15.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 36/2000 of 31 March 2000

  L 141

64

15.6.2000

 M52

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 37/2000 of 31 March 2000

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65

15.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 38/2000 of 31 March 2000

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66

15.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 39/2000 of 11 April 2000

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67

15.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 40/2000 of 11 April 2000

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68

15.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 22/1999 of 26 February 1999

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47

22.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 23/1999 of 26 February 1999

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48

22.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 24/1999 of 26 February 1999

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49

22.6.2000

 M59

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 25/1999 of 26 February 1999

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51

22.6.2000

 M60

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 26/1999 of 26 February 1999

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53

22.6.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 27/1999 of 26 February 1999

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54

22.6.2000

 M62

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 44/2000 of 19 May 2000

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55

13.7.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 45/2000 of 19 May 2000

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57

13.7.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 46/2000 of 19 May 2000

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58

13.7.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 47/2000 of 22 May 2000

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59

13.7.2000

 M66

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 64/2000 of 28 June 2000

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83

21.9.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 70/2000 of 2 August 2000

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53

5.10.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 38/1999 of 30 March 1999

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27

19.10.2000

 M69

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 45/1999 of 26 March 1999

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53

19.10.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 60/1999 of 30 April 1999

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38

9.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 69/1999 of 2 June 1999

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55

9.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 70/1999 of 2 June 1999

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57

9.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 71/1999 of 2 June 1999

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59

9.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 72/1999 of 15 June 1999

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61

9.11.2000

 M75

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 73/1999 of 28 May 1999

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63

9.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 74/1999 of 28 May 1999

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65

9.11.2000

 M77

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 82/1999 of 25 June 1999

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39

23.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 83/1999 of 25 June 1999

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41

23.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 89/1999 of 25 June 1999

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51

23.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 90/1999 of 25 June 1999

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53

23.11.2000

►M81

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 99/1999 of 30 July 1999

  L 296

78

23.11.2000

►M82

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 100/1999 of 30 July 1999

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79

23.11.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 82/2000 of 2 October 2000

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26

14.12.2000

 M84

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 83/2000 of 2 October 2000

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28

14.12.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 84/2000 of 2 October 2000

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30

14.12.2000

 M86

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 85/2000 of 2 October 2000

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32

14.12.2000

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 99/2000 of 27 October 2000

  L 7

29

11.1.2001

►M88

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 100/2000 of 10 November 2000

  L 7

32

11.1.2001

►M89

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 101/2000 of 10 November 2000

  L 7

36

11.1.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 102/2000 of 10 November 2000

  L 7

38

11.1.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 112/2000 of 15 December 2000

  L 52

37

22.2.2001

 M92

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 114/2000 of 22 December 2000

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40

22.2.2001

►M93

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 172/1999 of 26 November 1999

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31

1.3.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 173/1999 of 26 November 1999

  L 61

33

1.3.2001

 M95

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 174/1999 of 26 November 1999

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35

1.3.2001

 M96

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 187/1999 of 17 December 1999

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18

15.3.2001

 M97

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 188/1999 of 17 December 1999

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20

15.3.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 192/1999 of 17 December 1999

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32

15.3.2001

►M99

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 17/2000 of 28 January 2000

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34

12.4.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 24/2000 of 25 February 2000

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51

12.4.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 58/2001 of 18 May 2001

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64

21.6.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 59/2001 of 18 May 2001

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65

21.6.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 87/2001 of 19 June 2001

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41

6.9.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 88/2001 of 19 June 2001

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43

6.9.2001

 M105

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 98/2001 of 13 July 2001

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25

20.9.2001

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 99/2001 of 13 July 2001

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26

20.9.2001

 M107

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 100/2001 of 13 July 2001

  L 251

27

20.9.2001

►M108

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 140/2001 of 23 November 2001

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34

24.1.2002

►M109

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 164/2001 of 11 December 2001

  L 65

46

7.3.2002

►M110

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 165/2001 of 11 December 2001

  L 65

48

7.3.2002

►M111

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 46/2002 of 19 April 2002

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34

13.6.2002

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 66/2002 of 31 May 2002

  L 238

38

5.9.2002

 M113

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 67/2002 of 31 May 2002

  L 238

40

5.9.2002

►M114

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 94/2002 of 25 June 2002

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71

3.10.2002

►M115

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 111/2002 of 12 July 2002

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37

31.10.2002

►M116

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 135/2002 of 27 September 2002

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36

12.12.2002

►M117

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 140/2002 of 8 November 2002

  L 19

5

23.1.2003

►M118

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 154/2002 of 8 November 2002

  L 19

52

23.1.2003

►M119

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE Nr. 18/2003 of 31 January 2003

  L 94

78

10.4.2003

►M120

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 19/2003 of 31 January 2003

  L 94

80

10.4.2003

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PROTOCOL adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Czech Republic, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions

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17

30.4.2003

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PROTOCOL adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions

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40

30.4.2003

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 32/2003 of 14 April 2003

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32

5.6.2003

 M124

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 38/2003 of 14 April 2003

  L 137

46

5.6.2003

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 64/2003 of 16 May 2003

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54

31.7.2003

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 85/2003 of 20 June 2003

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42

9.10.2003

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 86/2003 of 20 June 2003

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44

9.10.2003

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 96/2003 of 11 July 2003

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34

23.10.2003

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 163/2003 of 7 November 2003

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64

12.2.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 164/2003 of 7 November 2003

  L 41

67

12.2.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 165/2003 of 7 November 2003

  L 41

69

12.2.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 181/2003 of 5 December 2003

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63

25.3.2004

►M133

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 9/2004 of 6 February 2004

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56

22.4.2004

►M134

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 10/2004 of 6 February 2004

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58

22.4.2004

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AGREEMENT on the participation of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the European Economic Area

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11

29.4.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 78/2004 of 8 June 2004

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13

19.6.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 79/2004 of 8 June 2004

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24

19.6.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 58/2004 of 23 April 2004

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29

26.8.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 65/2004 of 26 April 2004

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26.8.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 66/2004 of 26 April 2004

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26.8.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 67/2004 of 26 April 2004

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185

26.8.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 138/2004 of 29 October 2004

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30

18.11.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 87/2004 of 8 June 2004

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48

25.11.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 88/2004 of 8 June 2004

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49

25.11.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 89/2004 of 8 June 2004

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51

25.11.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 90/2004 of 8 June 2004

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52

25.11.2004

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 115/2004 of 6 August 2004

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1

10.3.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 116/2004 of 6 August 2004

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3

10.3.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 117/2004 of 6 August 2004

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5

10.3.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 130/2004 of 24 September 2004

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57

10.3.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 137/2004 of 24 September 2004

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80

10.3.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 160/2004 of 29 October 2004

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45

21.4.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 177/2004 of 3 December 2004

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33

26.5.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 178/2004 of 3 December 2004

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35

26.5.2005

►M155

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 180/2004 of 16 December 2004

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42

26.5.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 181/2004 of 16 December 2004

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44

26.5.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 182/2004 of 16 December 2004

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46

26.5.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 183/2004 of 16 December 2004

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48

26.5.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 23/2005 of 8 February 2005

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52

23.6.2005

►M160

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 40/2005 of 11 March 2005

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38

28.7.2005

►M161

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 43/2005 of 11 March 2005

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45

28.7.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 72/2005 of 29 April 2005

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64

15.9.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 73/2005 of 29 April 2005

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66

15.9.2005

 M164

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 74/2005 of 29 April 2005

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67

15.9.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 75/2005 of 29 April 2005

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68

15.9.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 88/2005 of 10 June 2005

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24

13.10.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 89/2005 of 10 June 2005

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25

13.10.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 107/2005 of 8 July 2005

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45

24.11.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 136/2005 of 21 October 2005

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1

8.12.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 123/2005 of 30 September 2005

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32

22.12.2005

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 129/2005 of 30 September 2005

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55

22.12.2005

►M172

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 135/2005 of 21 October 2005

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24

19.1.2006

►M173

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 17/2006 of 27 January 2006

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46

30.3.2006

►M174

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 38/2006 of 10 March 2006

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58

1.6.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 39/2006 of 10 March 2006

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61

1.6.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 40/2006 of 10 March 2006

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1.6.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 41/2006 of 10 March 2006

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64

1.6.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 73/2006 of 2 June 2006

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44

7.9.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 74/2006 of 2 June 2006

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7.9.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 75/2006 of 2 June 2006

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7.9.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 98/2006 of 7 July 2006

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19.10.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 128/2006 of 22 September 2006

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30.11.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 138/2006 of 27 October 2006

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21.12.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTE No 139/2006 of 27 October 2006

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21.12.2006

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 153/2006 of 8 December 2006

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25

29.3.2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 161/2006 of 8 December 2006

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40

29.3.2007

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AGREEMENT on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European Economic Area

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15

25.8.2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 63/2007 of 15 June 2007

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43

22.11.2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 64/2007 of 15 June 2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 65/2007 of 15 June 2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 66/2007 of 15 June 2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 67/2007 of 29 June 2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 68/2007 of 15 June 2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 69/2007 of 15 June 2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 70/2007 of 29 June 2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 71/2007 of 29 June 2007

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22.11.2007

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 96/2007 of 27 July 2007

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1

21.2.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 97/2007 of 28 September 2007

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21.2.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 115/2007 of 28 September 2007

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21.2.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 131/2007 of 28 September 2007

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67

21.2.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 132/2007 of 26 October 2007

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1

10.4.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 142/2007 of 26 October 2007

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10.4.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 147/2007 of 26 October 2007

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99

10.4.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 19/2008 of 1 February 2008

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38

12.6.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 20/2008 of 1 February 2008

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40

12.6.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 39/2008 of 14 March 2008

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42

10.7.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 75/2008 of 6 June 2008

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41

25.9.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 76/2008 of 6 June 2008

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45

25.9.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 77/2008 of 6 June 2008

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46

25.9.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 78/2008 of 6 June 2008

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47

25.9.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 81/2008 of 4 July 2008

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12

23.10.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 93/2008 of 4 July 2008

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34

23.10.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 94/2008 of 4 July 2008

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36

23.10.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 109/2008 of 26 September 2008

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39

20.11.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 110/2008 of 5 November 2008

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93

18.12.2008

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 40/2009 of 17 March 2009

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36

28.5.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 61/2009 of 29 May 2009

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13

3.9.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 75/2009 of 29 May 2009

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39

3.9.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 76/2009 of 30 June 2009

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40

3.9.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 90/2009 of 3 July 2009

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43

22.10.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 91/2009 of 3 July 2009

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22.10.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 92/2009 of 3 July 2009

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22.10.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 93/2009 of 3 July 2009

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22.10.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 94/2009 of 8 July 2009

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50

22.10.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 117/2009 of 22 October 2009

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20

17.12.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 118/2009 of 22 October 2009

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17.12.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 119/2009 of 22 October 2009

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23

17.12.2009

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 153/2009 of 4 December 2009

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56

11.3.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 159/2009 of 4 December 2009

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65

11.3.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 160/2009 of 4 December 2009

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67

11.3.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 16/2010 of 29 January 2010

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26

22.4.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 57/2010 of 30 April 2010

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26

15.7.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 58/2010 of 30 April 2010

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27

15.7.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 78/2010 of 11 June 2010

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37

16.9.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 79/2010 of 11 June 2010

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39

16.9.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 80/2010 of 11 June 2010

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16.9.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 92/2010 of 2 July 2010

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46

21.10.2010

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 96/2010 of 2 July 2010

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53

21.10.2010

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AGREEMENT between the European Union, Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway on an EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014

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4

9.11.2010

►M240

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 4/2011 of 11 February 2011

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1

5.5.2011

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 50/2011 of 20 May 2011

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29

28.7.2011

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 76/2011 of 1 July 2011

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33

6.10.2011

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 91/2011 of 19 July 2011

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63

6.10.2011

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 92/2011 of 19 July 2011

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64

6.10.2011

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 104/2011 of 30 September 2011

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42

1.12.2011

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 61/2012 of 30 March 2012

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41

2.8.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 101/2012 of 30 April 2012

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39

13.9.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 102/2012 of 30 April 2012

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40

13.9.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 109/2012 of 15 June 2012

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31

4.10.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 121/2012 of 15 June 2012

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44

4.10.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 122/2012 of 15 June 2012

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46

4.10.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 139/2012 of 13 July 2012

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8.11.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 140/2012 of 13 July 2012

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8.11.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 141/2012 of 13 July 2012

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8.11.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 142/2012 of 13 July 2012

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8.11.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 143/2012 of 13 July 2012

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8.11.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 190/2012 of 28 September 2012

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44

13.12.2012

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 204/2012 of 26 October 2012

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57

24.1.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 233/2012 of 7 December 2012

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35

21.3.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 18/2013 of 1 February 2013

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23

30.5.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 101/2013 of 3 May 2013

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67

31.10.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 118/2013 of 14 June 2013

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28.11.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 132/2013 of 14 June 2013

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28.11.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 133/2013 of 8 July 2013

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1

19.12.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 134/2013 of 8 July 2013

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19.12.2013

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 211/2013 of 8 November 2013

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27.3.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 212/2013 of 8 November 2013

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38

27.3.2014

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AGREEMENT on the participation of the Republic of Croatia in the European Economic Area and three related agreements

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11.6.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 109/2014 of 16 May 2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 110/2014 of 16 May 2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 111/2014 of 16 May 2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 112/2014 of 16 May 2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 146/2014 of 27 June 2014

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27.11.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 147/2014 of 27 June 2014

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27.11.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 148/2014 of 27 June 2014

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27.11.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 149/2014 of 27 June 2014

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27.11.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 150/2014 of 27 June 2014

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27.11.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 151/2014 of 27 June 2014

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27.11.2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 157/2014 of 9 July 2014

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22.1.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 158/2014 of 9 July 2014

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22.1.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 159/2014 of 9 July 2014

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22.1.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 192/2014 of 25 September 2014

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30.7.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 201/2014 of 25 September 2014

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30.7.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 202/2014 of 25 September 2014

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30.7.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 244/2014 of 24 October 2014

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3.9.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 247/2014 of 13 November 2014

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8.10.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 248/2014 of 13 November 2014

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8.10.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 249/2014 of 13 November 2014

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8.10.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 250/2014 of 13 November 2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 251/2014 of 13 November 2014

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 252/2014 of 13 November 2014

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8.10.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 253/2014 of 13 November 2014

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8.10.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 300/2014 of 12 December 2014

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26.11.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 301/2014 of 12 December 2014

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26.11.2015

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 32/2015 of 25 February 2015

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49

7.4.2016

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DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No 33/2015 of 25 February 2015 amending Protocol 47 (on the abolition of technical barriers to trade in wine) to the EEA Agreement [2016/521]

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7.4.2016


Corrected by:

►C1

Corrigendum, OJ L 349, 25.11.2004, p.  70 (78/2004)

►C2

Corrigendum, OJ L 198, 28.7.2005, p.  65 (182/2004)

►C3

Corrigendum, OJ L 053, 23.2.2006, p.  65 (89/2005)

 C4

Corrigendum, OJ L 047, 21.2.2008, p.  69 (131/2007)

►C5

Corrigendum, OJ L 247, 13.9.2012, p.  16 (104/2011)

►C6

Corrigendum, OJ L 211, 17.7.2014, p.  49 (121/2012)




▼B

AGREEMENT ON THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREAMBLE

PART I

OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES

PART II

FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS

Chapter 1

Basic principles

Chapter 2

Agricultural and fishery products

Chapter 3

Cooperation in customs-related matters and trade facilitation

Chapter 4

Other rules relating to the free movement of goods

Chapter 5

Coal and steel products

PART III

FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS, SERVICES AND CAPITAL

Chapter 1

Workers and self-employed persons

Chapter 2

Right of establishment

Chapter 3

Services

Chapter 4

Capital

Chapter 5

Economic and monetary policy cooperation

Chapter 6

Transport

PART IV

COMPETITION AND OTHER COMMON RULES

Chapter 1

Rules applicable to undertakings

Chapter 2

State aid

Chapter 3

Other common rules

PART V

HORIZONTAL PROVISIONS RELEVANT TO THE FOUR FREEDOMS

Chapter 1

Social policy

Chapter 2

Consumer protection

Chapter 3

Environment

Chapter 4

Statistics

Chapter 5

Company law

PART VI

COOPERATION OUTSIDE THE FOUR FREEDOMS

PART VII

INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 1

The structure of the association

Chapter 2

The decision-making procedure

Chapter 3

Homogeneity, surveillance procedure and settlement of disputes

Chapter 4

Safeguard measures

PART VIII

FINANCIAL MECHANISM

PART IX

GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

PROTOCOLS

ANNEXES

FINAL ACT



PREAMBLE

▼M187

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY,

THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM,

THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA,

THE CZECH REPUBLIC,

THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK,

THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,

THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA,

IRELAND,

THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC,

THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN,

THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,

▼M268

THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA,

▼M187

THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC,

THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS,

THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA,

THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA,

THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG,

►M268  ————— ◄ HUNGARY,

►M268  THE REPUBLIC OF ◄ MALTA,

THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS,

THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA,

THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND,

THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC,

ROMANIA,

THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA,

THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC,

THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND,

THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN,

THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND,

and

ICELAND,

THE PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN,

THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY,

▼B

hereinafter referred to as the CONTRACTING PARTIES;

CONVINCED of the contribution that a European Economic Area will bring to the construction of a Europe based on peace, democracy and human rights;

REAFFIRMING the high priority attached to the privileged relationship between the European Community, its Member States and the EFTA States, which is based on proximity, long-standing common values and European identity;

DETERMINED to contribute, on the basis of market economy, to world-wide trade liberalization and cooperation, in particular in accordance with the provisions of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the Convention on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;

CONSIDERING the objective of establishing a dynamic and homogeneous European Economic Area, based on common rules and equal conditions of competition and providing for the adequate means of enforcement including at the judicial level, and achieved on the basis of equality and reciprocity and of an overall balance of benefits, rights and obligations for the Contracting Parties;

DETERMINED to provide for the fullest possible realization of the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital within the whole European Economic Area, as well as for strengthened and broadened cooperation in flanking and horizontal policies;

AIMING to promote a harmonious development of the European Economic Area and convinced of the need to contribute through the application of this Agreement to the reduction of economic and social regional disparities;

DESIROUS of contributing to the strengthening of the cooperation between the members of the European Parliament and of the Parliaments of the EFTA States, as well as between the social partners in the European Community and in the EFTA States;

CONVINCED of the important role that individuals will play in the European Economic Area through the exercise of the rights conferred on them by this Agreement and through the judicial defence of these rights;

DETERMINED to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment and to ensure a prudent and rational utilization of natural resources on the basis, in particular, of the principle of sustainable development, as well as the principle that precautionary and preventive action should be taken;

DETERMINED to take, in the further development of rules, a high level of protection concerning health, safety and the environment as a basis;

NOTING the importance of the development of the social dimension, including equal treatment of men and women, in the European Economic Area and wishing to ensure economic and social progress and to promote conditions for full employment, an improved standard of living and improved working conditions within the European Economic Area;

DETERMINED to promote the interests of consumers and to strengthen their position in the market place, aiming at a high level of consumer protection;

ATTACHED to the common objectives of strengthening the scientific and technological basis of European industry and of encouraging it to become more competitive at the international level;

CONSIDERING that the conclusion of this Agreement shall not prejudge in any way the possibility of any EFTA State to accede to the European Communities;

WHEREAS, in full deference to the independence of the courts, the objective of the Contracting Parties is to arrive at, and maintain, a uniform interpretation and application of this Agreement and those provisions of Community legislation which are substantially reproduced in this Agreement and to arrive at an equal treatment of individuals and economic operators as regards the four freedoms and the conditions of competition;

WHEREAS this Agreement does not restrict the decision-making autonomy or the treaty-making power of the Contracting Parties, subject to the provisions of this Agreement and the limitations set by public international law;

HAVE DECIDED to conclude the following Agreement:



PART I

OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES

Article 1

1.  The aim of this Agreement of association is to promote a continuous and balanced strengthening of trade and economic relations between the Contracting Parties with equal conditions of competition, and the respect of the same rules, with a view to creating a homogeneous European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as the EEA.

2.  In order to attain the objectives set out in paragraph 1, the association shall entail, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement:

(a) the free movement of goods;

(b) the free movement of persons;

(c) the free movement of services;

(d) the free movement of capital;

(e) the setting up of a system ensuring that competition is not distorted and that the rules thereon are equally respected; as well as

(f) closer cooperation in other fields, such as research and development, the environment, education and social policy.

Article 2

For the purposes of this Agreement:

(a) the term ‘Agreement’ means the main Agreement, its Protocols and Annexes as well as the acts referred to therein;

(b)  ►M135  the term ‘EFTA States’ means the ►M187  ————— ◄ Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway; ◄

(c) the term ‘Contracting Parties’ means, concerning the Community and the EC Member States, the Community and the EC Member States, or the Community, or the EC Member States. The meaning to be attributed to this expression in each case is to be deduced from the relevant provisions of this Agreement and from the respective competences of the Community and the EC Member States as they follow from the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community ►M135  ————— ◄ ;

▼M135

(d) the term ‘Act of Accession of 16 April 2003’ shall mean the Act concerning the conditions of Accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded, adopted in Athens on 16 April 2003;

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(e) the term ‘Act of Accession of 25 April 2005’ shall mean the Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded, adopted in Luxembourg on 25 April 2005;

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(f) the term ‘Act of Accession of 9 December 2011’ shall mean the Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Croatia and the adjustments to the Treaty on European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, signed at Brussels on 9 December 2011.

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Article 3

The Contracting Parties shall take all appropriate measures, whether general or particular, to ensure fulfilment of the obligations arising out of this Agreement.

They shall abstain from any measure which could jeopardize the attainment of the objectives of this Agreement,

Moreover, they shall facilitate cooperation within the framework of this Agreement.

Article 4

Within the scope of application of this Agreement, and without prejudice to any special provisions contained therein, any discrimination on grounds of nationality shall be prohibited.

Article 5

A Contracting Party may at any time raise a matter of concern at the level of the EEA Joint Committee or the EEA Council according to the modalities laid down in Articles 92(2) and 89(2), respectively.

Article 6

Without prejudice to future developments of case-law, the provisions of this Agreement, in so far as they are identical in substance to corresponding rules of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community and to acts adopted in application of these two Treaties, shall, in their implementation and application, be interpreted in conformity with the relevant rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Communities given prior to the date of signature of this Agreement.

Article 7

Acts referred to or contained in the Annexes to this Agreement or in decisions of the EEA Joint Committee shall be binding upon the Contracting Parties and be, or be made, part of their internal legal order as follows:

(a) an act corresponding to an EEC regulation shall as such be made part of the internal legal order of the Contracting Parties;

(b) an act corresponding to an EEC directive shall leave to the authorities of the Contracting Parties the choice of form and method of implementation.



PART II

FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS



CHAPTER 1

BASIC PRINCIPLES

Article 8

1.  Free movement of goods between the Contracting Parties shall be established in conformity with the provisions of this Agreement.

2.  Unless otherwise specified, Articles 10 to 15, 19, 20 and 25 to 27 shall apply only to products originating in the Contracting Parties.

3.  Unless otherwise specified, the provisions of this Agreement shall apply only to:

(a) products falling within Chapters 25 to 97 of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, excluding the products listed in Protocol 2;

(b) products specified in Protocol 3, subject to the specific arrangements set out in that Protocol.

Article 9

1.  The rules of origin are set out in Protocol 4. They are without prejudice to any international obligations which have been, or may be, subscribed to by the Contracting Parties under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

2.  With a view to developing the results achieved in this Agreement, the Contracting Parties will continue their efforts in order further to improve and simplify all aspects of rules of origin and to increase cooperation in customs matters.

3.  A first review will take place before the end of 1993. Subsequent reviews will take place at two-yearly intervals. On the basis of these reviews, the Contracting Parties undertake to decide on the appropriate measures to be included in this Agreement.

Article 10

Customs duties on imports and exports, and any charges having equivalent effect, shall be prohibited between the Contracting Parties. Without prejudice to the arrangements set out in Protocol 5, this shall also apply to customs duties of a fiscal nature.

Article 11

Quantitative restrictions on imports and all measures having equivalent effect shall be prohibited between the Contracting Parties.

Article 12

Quantitative restrictions on exports and all measures having equivalent effect shall be prohibited between the Contracting Parties.

Article 13

The provisions of Articles 11 and 12 shall not preclude prohibitions or restrictions on imports, exports or goods in transit justified on grounds of public morality, public policy or public security; the protection of health and life of humans, animals or plants; the protection of national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value; or the protection of industrial and commercial property. Such prohibitions or restrictions shall not, however, constitute a means of arbitrary discrimination or a disguised restriction on trade between the Contracting Parties.

Article 14

No Contracting Party shall impose, directly or indirectly, on the products of other Contracting Parties any internal taxation of any kind in excess of that imposed directly or indirectly on similar domestic products.

Furthermore, no Contracting Party shall impose on the products of other Contracting Parties any internal taxation of such a nature as to afford indirect protection to other products.

Article 15

Where products are exported to the territory of any Contracting Party, any repayment of internal taxation shall not exceed the internal taxation imposed on them whether directly or indirectly.

Article 16

1.  The Contracting Parties shall ensure that any State monopoly of a commercial character be adjusted so that no discrimination regarding the conditions under which goods are procured and marketed will exist between nationals of EC Member States and EFTA States.

2.  The provisions of this Article shall apply to any body through which the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties, in law or in fact, either directly or indirectly supervise, determine or appreciably influence imports or exports between Contracting Parties. These provisions shall likewise apply to monopolies delegated by the State to others.



CHAPTER 2

AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERY PRODUCTS

Article 17

Annex I contains specific provisions and arrangements concerning veterinary and phytosanitary matters.

Article 18

Without prejudice to the specific arrangements governing trade in agricultural products, the Contracting Parties shall ensure that the arrangements provided for in Articles 17 and 23 (a) and (b), as they apply to products other than those covered by Article 8(3), are not compromised by other technical barriers to trade. Article 13 shall apply.

Article 19

1.  The Contracting Parties shall examine any difficulties that might arise in their trade in agricultural products and shall endeavour to seek appropriate solutions.

2.  The Contracting Parties undertake to continue their efforts with a view to achieving progressive liberalization of agricultural trade.

3.  To this end, the Contracting Parties will carry out, before the end of 1993 and subsequently at two-yearly intervals, reviews of the conditions of trade in agricultural products.

4.  In the light of the results of these reviews, within the framework of their respective agricultural policies and taking into account the results of the Uruguay Round, the Contracting Parties will decide, within the framework of this Agreement, on a preferential, bilateral or multilateral, reciprocal and mutually beneficial basis, on further reductions of any type of barriers to trade in the agricultural sector, including those resulting from State monopolies of a commercial character in the agricultural field.

Article 20

Provisions and arrangements that apply to fish and other marine products are set out in Protocol 9.



CHAPTER 3

COOPERATION IN CUSTOMS-RELATED MATTERS AND TRADE FACILITATION

Article 21

1.  In order to facilitate trade between them, the Contracting Parties shall simplify border controls and formalities. Arrangements for this purpose are set out in Protocol 10.

2.  The Contracting Parties shall assist each other in customs matters in order to ensure that customs legislation is correctly applied. Arrangements for this purpose are set out in Protocol 11.

3.  The Contracting Parties shall strengthen and broaden cooperation with the aim of simplifying the procedures for trade in goods, in particular in the context of Community programmes, projects and actions aimed at trade facilitation, in accordance with the rules set out in Part VI.

4.  Notwithstanding Article 8(3), this Article shall apply to all products.

Article 22

A Contracting Party which is considering the reduction of the effective level of its duties or charges having equivalent effect applicable to third countries benefiting from most-favoured-nation treatment, or which is considering the suspension of their application, shall, as far as may be practicable, notify the EEA Joint Committee not later than 30 days before such reduction or suspension comes into effect. It shall take note of any representations by other Contracting Parties regarding any distortions which might result therefrom.



CHAPTER 4

OTHER RULES RELATING TO THE FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS

Article 23

Specific provisions and arrangements are laid down in:

(a) Protocol 12 and Annex II in relation to technical regulations, standards, testing and certification;

(b) Protocol 47 in relation to the abolition of technical barriers to trade in wine;

(c) Annex III in relation to product liability.

They shall apply to all products unless otherwise specified.

Article 24

Annex IV contains specific provisions and arrangements concerning energy.

Article 25

Where compliance with the provisions of Articles 10 and 12 leads to:

(a) re-export towards a third country against which the exporting Contracting Party maintains, for the product concerned, quantitative export restrictions, export duties or measures or charges having equivalent effect; or

(b) a serious shortage, or threat thereof, of a product essential to the exporting Contracting Party;

and where the situations referred to above give rise, or are likely to give rise, to major difficulties for the exporting Contracting Party, that Contracting Party may take appropriate measures in accordance with the procedures set out in Article 113.

Article 26

Anti-dumping measures, countervailing duties and measures against illicit commercial practices attributable to third countries shall not be applied in relations between the Contracting Parties, unless otherwise specified in this Agreement.



CHAPTER 5

COAL AND STEEL PRODUCTS

Article 27

Provisions and arrangements concerning coal and steel products are set out in Protocols 14 and 25.



PART III

FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS, SERVICES AND CAPITAL



CHAPTER 1

WORKERS AND SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS

Article 28

1.  Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured among EC Member States and EFTA States.

2.  Such freedom of movement shall entail the abolition of any discrimination based on nationality between workers of EC Member States and EFTA States as regards employment, remuneration and other conditions of work and employment.

3.  It shall entail the right, subject to limitations justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health:

(a) to accept offers of employment actually made;

(b) to move freely within the territory of EC Member States and EFTA States for this purpose;

(c) to stay in the territory of an EC Member State or an EFTA State for the purpose of employment in accordance with the provisions governing the employment of nationals of that State laid down by law, regulation or administrative action;

(d) to remain in the territory of an EC Member State or an EFTA State after having been employed there.

4.  The provisions of this Article shall not apply to employment in the public service.

5.  Annex V contains specific provisions on the free movement of workers.

Article 29

In order to provide freedom of movement for workers and self-employed persons, the Contracting Parties shall, in the field of social security, secure, as provided for in Annex VI, for workers and self-employed persons and their dependants, in particular:

(a) aggregation, for the purpose of acquiring and retaining the right to benefit and of calculating the amount of benefit, of all periods taken into account under the laws of the several countries;

(b) payment of benefits to persons resident in the territories of Contracting Parties.

Article 30

In order to make it easier for persons to take up and pursue activities as workers and self-employed persons, the Contracting Parties shall take the necessary measures, as contained in Annex VII, concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications, and the coordination of the provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in the Contracting Parties concerning the taking up and pursuit of activities by workers and self-employed persons.



CHAPTER 2

RIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT

Article 31

1.  Within the framework of the provisions of this Agreement, there shall be no restrictions on the freedom of establishment of nationals of an EC Member State or an EFTA State in the territory of any other of these States. This shall also apply to the setting up of agencies, branches or subsidiaries by nationals of any EC Member State or EFTA State established in the territory of any of these States.

Freedom of establishment shall include the right to take up and pursue activities as self-employed persons and to set up and manage undertakings, in particular companies or firms within the meaning of Article 34, second paragraph, under the conditions laid down for its own nationals by the law of the country where such establishment is effected, subject to the provisions of Chapter 4.

2.  Annexes VIII to XI contain specific provisions on the right of establishment.

Article 32

The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply, so far as any given Contracting Party is concerned, to activities which in that Contracting Party are connected, even occasionally, with the exercise of official authority.

Article 33

The provisions of this Chapter and measures taken in pursuance thereof shall not prejudice the applicability of provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action providing for special treatment for foreign nationals on grounds of public policy, public security or public health.

Article 34

Companies or firms formed in accordance with the law of an EC Member State or an EFTA State and having their registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the territory of the Contracting Parties shall, for the purposes of this Chapter, be treated in the same way as natural persons who are nationals of EC Member States or EFTA States.

‘Companies or firms’ means companies or firms constituted under civil or commercial law, including cooperative societies, and other legal persons governed by public or private law, save for those which are non-profit-making.

Article 35

The provisions of Article 30 shall apply to the matters covered by this Chapter.



CHAPTER 3

SERVICES

Article 36

1.  Within the framework of the provisions of this Agreement, there shall be no restrictions on freedom to provide services within the territory of the Contracting Parties in respect of nationals of EC Member States and EFTA States who are established in an EC Member State or an EFTA State other than that of the person for whom the services are intended.

2.  Annexes IX to XI contain specific provisions on the freedom to provide services.

Article 37

Services shall be considered to be ‘services’ within the meaning of this Agreement where they are normally provided for remuneration, in so far as they are not governed by the provisions relating to freedom of movement for goods, capital and persons.

‘Services’ shall in particular include:

(a) activities of an industrial character;

(b) activities of a commercial character;

(c) activities of craftsmen;

(d) activities of the professions.

Without prejudice to the provisions of Chapter 2, the person providing a service may, in order to do so, temporarily pursue his activity in the State where the service is provided, under the same conditions as are imposed by that State on its own nationals.

Article 38

Freedom to provide services in the field of transport shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter 6.

Article 39

The provisions of Articles 30 and 32 to 34 shall apply to the matters covered by this Chapter.



CHAPTER 4

CAPITAL

Article 40

Within the framework of the provisions of this Agreement, there shall be no restrictions between the Contracting Parties on the movement of capital belonging to persons resident in EC Member States or EFTA States and no discrimination based on the nationality or on the place of residence of the parties or on the place where such capital is invested. Annex XII contains the provisions necessary to implement this Article.

Article 41

Current payments connected with the movement of goods, persons, services or capital between Contracting Parties within the framework of the provisions of this Agreement shall be free of all restrictions.

Article 42

1.  Where domestic rules governing the capital market and the credit system are applied to the movements of capital liberalized in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, this shall be done in a non-discriminatory manner.

2.  Loans for the direct or indirect financing of an EC Member State or an EFTA State or its regional or local authorities shall not be issued or placed in other EC Member States or EFTA States unless the States concerned have reached agreement thereon.

Article 43

1.  Where differences between the exchange rules of EC Member States and EFTA States could lead persons resident in one of these States to use the freer transfer facilities within the territory of the Contracting Parties which are provided for in Article 40 in order to evade the rules of one of these States concerning the movement of capital to or from third countries, the Contracting Party concerned may take appropriate measures to overcome these difficulties.

2.  If movements of capital lead to disturbances in the functioning of the capital market in any EC Member State or EFTA State, the Contracting Party concerned may take protective measures in the field of capital movements.

3.  If the competent authorities of a Contracting Party make an alteration in the rate of exchange which seriously distorts conditions of competition, the other Contracting Parties may take, for a strictly limited period, the necessary measures in order to counter the consequences of such alteration.

4.  Where an EC Member State or an EFTA State is in difficulties, or is seriously threatened with difficulties, as regards its balance of payments either as a result of an overall disequilibrium in its balance of payments, or as a result of the type of currency at its disposal, and where such difficulties are liable in particular to jeopardize the functioning of this Agreement, the Contracting Party concerned may take protective measures.

Article 44

The Community, on the one hand, and the EFTA States, on the other, shall apply their internal procedures, as provided for in Protocol 18, to implement the provisions of Article 43.

Article 45

1.  Decisions, opinions and recommendations related to the measures laid down in Article 43 shall be notified to the EEA Joint Committee.

2.  All measures shall be the subject of prior consultations and exchange of information within the EEA Joint Committee.

3.  In the situation referred to in Article 43(2), the Contracting Party concerned may, however, on the grounds of secrecy and urgency take the measures, where this proves necessary, without prior consultations and exchange of information.

4.  In the situation referred to in Article 43(4), where a sudden crisis in the balance of payments occurs and the procedures set out in paragraph 2 cannot be followed, the Contracting Party concerned may, as a precaution, take the necessary protective measures. Such measures must cause the least possible disturbance in the functioning of this Agreement and must not be wider in scope than is strictly necessary to remedy the sudden difficulties which have arisen.

5.  When measures are taken in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4, notice thereof shall be given at the latest by the date of their entry into force, and the exchange of information and consultations as well as the notifications referred to in paragraph 1 shall take place as soon as possible thereafter.



CHAPTER 5

ECONOMIC AND MONETARY POLICY COOPERATION

Article 46

The Contracting Parties shall exchange views and information concerning the implementation of this Agreement and the impact of the integration on economic activities and on the conduct of economic and monetary policies. Furthermore, they may discuss macroeconomic situations, policies and prospects. This exchange of views and information shall take place on a non-binding basis.



CHAPTER 6

TRANSPORT

Article 47

1.  Articles 48 to 52 shall apply to transport by rail, road and inland waterway.

2.  Annex XIII contains specific provisions on all modes of transport.

Article 48

1.  The provisions of an EC Member State or an EFTA State, relative to transport by rail, road and inland waterway and not covered by Annex XIII, shall not be made less favourable in their direct or indirect effect on carriers of other States as compared with carriers who are nationals of that State.

2.  Any Contracting Party deviating from the principle laid down in paragraph 1 shall notify the EEA Joint Committee thereof. The other Contracting Parties which do not accept the deviation may take corresponding countermeasures.

Article 49

Aid shall be compatible with this Agreement if it meets the needs of coordination of transport or if it represents reimbursement for the discharge of certain obligations inherent in the concept of a public service.

Article 50

1.  In the case of transport within the territory of the Contracting Parties, there shall be no discrimination which takes the form of carriers charging different rates and imposing different conditions for the carriage of the same goods over the same transport links on grounds of the country of origin or of destination of the goods in question.

2.  The competent authority according to Part VII shall, acting on its own initiative or on application by an EC Member State or an EFTA State, investigate any cases of discrimination falling within this Article and take the necessary decisions within the framework of its internal rules.

Article 51

1.  The imposition, in respect of transport operations carried out within the territory of the Contracting Parties, of rates and conditions involving any element of support or protection in the interest of one or more particular undertakings or industries, shall be prohibited unless authorized by the competent authority referred to in Article 50(2).

2.  The competent authority shall, acting on its own initiative or on application by an EC Member State or an EFTA State, examine the rates and conditions referred to in paragraph 1, taking account in particular of the requirements of an appropriate regional economic policy, the needs of underdeveloped areas and the problems of areas seriously affected by political circumstances, on the one hand, and of the effects of such rates and conditions on competition between the different modes of transport, on the other.

The competent authority shall take the necessary decisions within the framework of its internal rules.

3.  The prohibition provided for in paragraph 1 shall not apply to tariffs fixed to meet competition.

Article 52

Charges or dues in respect of the crossing of frontiers which are charged by a carrier in addition to transport rates shall not exceed a reasonable level after taking the costs actually incurred thereby into account. The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to reduce these costs progressively.



PART IV

COMPETITION AND OTHER COMMON RULES



CHAPTER 1

RULES APPLICABLE TO UNDERTAKINGS

Article 53

1.  The following shall be prohibited as incompatible with the functioning of this Agreement: all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices which may affect trade between Contracting Parties and which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the territory covered by this Agreement, and in particular those which:

(a) directly or indirectly fix purchase or selling prices or any other trading conditions;

(b) limit or control production, markets, technical development, or investment;

(c) share markets or sources of supply;

(d) apply dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;

(e) make the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial usage, have no connection with the subject of such contracts.

2.  Any agreements or decisions prohibited pursuant to this Article shall be automatically void.

3.  The provisions of paragraph 1 may, however, be declared inapplicable in the case of:

 any agreement or category of agreements between undertakings;

 any decision or category of decisions by associations of undertakings;

 any concerted practice or category of concerted practices;

which contributes to improving the production or distribution of goods or to promoting technical or economic progress, while allowing consumers a fair share of the resulting benefit, and which does not:

(a) impose on the undertakings concerned restrictions which are not indispensable to the attainment of these objectives;

(b) afford such undertakings the possibility of eliminating competition in respect of a substantial part of the products in question.

Article 54

Any abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position within the territory covered by this Agreement or in a substantial part of it shall be prohibited as incompatible with the functioning of this Agreement in so far as it may affect trade between Contracting Parties.

Such abuse may, in particular, consist in:

(a) directly or indirectly imposing unfair purchase or selling prices or other unfair trading conditions;

(b) limiting production, markets or technical development to the prejudice of consumers;

(c) applying dissimilar conditions to equivalent transactions with other trading parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage;

(d) making the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial usage, have no connection with the subject of such contracts.

Article 55

1.  Without prejudice to the provisions giving effect to Articles 53 and 54 as contained in Protocol 21 and Annex XIV of this Agreement, the EC Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority provided for in Article 108(1) shall ensure the application of the principles laid down in Articles 53 and 54.

The competent surveillance authority, as provided for in Article 56, shall investigate cases of suspected infringement of these principles, on its own initiative, or on application by a State within the respective territory or by the other surveillance authority. The competent surveillance authority shall carry out these investigations in cooperation with the competent national authorities in the respective territory and in cooperation with the other surveillance authority, which shall give it its assistance in accordance with its internal rules.

If it finds that there has been an infringement, it shall propose appropriate measures to bring it to an end.

2.  If the infringement is not brought to an end, the competent surveillance authority shall record such infringement of the principles in a reasoned decision.

The competent surveillance authority may publish its decision and authorize States within the respective territory to take the measures, the conditions and details of which it shall determine, needed to remedy the situation. It may also request the other surveillance authority to authorize States within the respective territory to take such measures.

Article 56

1.  Individual cases falling under Article 53 shall be decided upon by the surveillance authorities in accordance with the following provisions:

(a) individual cases where only trade between EFTA States is affected shall be decided upon by the EFTA Surveillance Authority;

(b) without prejudice to subparagraph (c), the EFTA Surveillance Authority decides, as provided for in the provisions set out in Article 58, Protocol 21 and the rules adopted for its implementation, Protocol 23 and Annex XIV, on cases where the turnover of the undertakings concerned in the territory of the EFTA States equals 33% or more of their turnover in the territory covered by this Agreement;

(c) the EC Commission decides on the other cases as well as on cases under (b) where trade between EC Member States is affected, taking into account the provisions set out in Article 58, Protocol 21, Protocol 23 and Annex XIV.

2.  Individual cases falling under Article 54 shall be decided upon by the surveillance authority in the territory of which a dominant position is found to exist. The rules set out in paragraph l(b) and (c) shall apply only if dominance exists within the territories of both surveillance authorities.

3.  Individual cases falling under subparagraph (c) of paragraph 1, whose effects on trade between EC Member States or on competition within the Community are not appreciable, shall be decided upon by the EFTA Surveillance Authority.

4.  The terms ‘undertaking’ and ‘turnover’ are, for the purposes of this Article, defined in Protocol 22.

Article 57

1.  Concentrations the control of which is provided for in paragraph 2 and which create or strengthen a dominant position as a result of which effective competition would be significantly impeded within the territory covered by this Agreement or a substantial part of it, shall be declared incompatible with this Agreement.

2.  The control of concentrations falling under paragraph 1 shall be carried out by:

(a) the EC Commission in cases falling under Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89 in accordance with that Regulation and in accordance with Protocols 21 and 24 and Annex XIV to this Agreement. The EC Commission shall, subject to the review of the EC Court of Justice, have sole competence to take decisions on these cases;

(b) the EFTA Surveillance Authority in cases not falling under subparagraph (a) where the relevant thresholds set out in Annex XIV are fulfilled in the territory of the EFTA States in accordance with Protocols 21 and 24 and Annex XIV. This is without prejudice to the competence of EC Member States.

Article 58

With a view to developing and maintaining a uniform surveillance throughout the European Economic Area in the field of competition and to promoting a homogeneous implementation, application and interpretation of the provisions of this Agreement to this end, the competent authorities shall cooperate in accordance with the provisions set out in Protocols 23 and 24.

Article 59

1.  In the case of public undertakings and undertakings to which EC Member States or EFTA States grant special or exclusive rights, the Contracting Parties shall ensure that there is neither enacted nor maintained in force any measure contrary to the rules contained in this Agreement, in particular to those rules provided for in Articles 4 and 53 to 63.

2.  Undertakings entrusted with the operation of services of general economic interest or having the character of a revenue-producing monopoly shall be subject to the rules contained in this Agreement, in particular to the rules on competition, in so far as the application of such rules does not obstruct the performance, in law or in fact, of the particular tasks assigned to them. The development of trade must not be affected to such an extent as would be contrary to the interests of the Contracting Parties.

3.  The EC Commission as well as the EFTA Surveillance Authority shall ensure within their respective competence the application of the provisions of this Article and shall, where necessary, address appropriate measures to the States falling within their respective territory.

Article 60

Annex XIV contains specific provisions giving effect to the principles set out in Articles 53, 54, 57 and 59.



CHAPTER 2

STATE AID

Article 61

1.  Save as otherwise provided in this Agreement, any aid granted by EC Member States, EFTA States or through State resources in any form whatsoever which distorts or threatens to distort competition by favouring certain undertakings or the production of certain goods shall, in so far as it affects trade between Contracting Parties, be incompatible with the functioning of this Agreement.

2.  The following shall be compatible with the functioning of this Agreement:

(a) aid having a social character, granted to individual consumers, provided that such aid is granted without discrimination related to the origin of the products concerned;

(b) aid to make good the damage caused by natural disasters or exceptional occurrences;

(c) aid granted to the economy of certain areas of the Federal Republic of Germany affected by the division of Germany, in so far as such aid is required in order to compensate for the economic disadvantages caused by that division.

3.  The following may be considered to be compatible with the functioning of this Agreement:

(a) aid to promote the economic development of areas where the standard of living is abnormally low or where there is serious underemployment;

(b) aid to promote the execution of an important project of common European interest or to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of an EC Member State or an EFTA State;

(c) aid to facilitate the development of certain economic activities or of certain economic areas, where such aid does not adversely affect trading conditions to an extent contrary to the common interest;

(d) such other categories of aid as may be specified by the EEA Joint Committee in accordance with Part VII.

Article 62

1.  All existing systems of State aid in the territory of the Contracting Parties, as well as any plans to grant or alter State aid, shall be subject to constant review as to their compatibility with Article 61. This review shall be carried out:

(a) as regards the EC Member States, by the EC Commission according to the rules laid down in Article 93 of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community;

(b) as regards the EFTA States, by the EFTA Surveillance Authority according to the rules set out in an agreement between the EFTA States establishing the EFTA Surveillance Authority which is entrusted with the powers and functions laid down in Protocol 26.

2.  With a view to ensuring a uniform surveillance in the field of State aid throughout the territory covered by this Agreement, the EC Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority shall cooperate in accordance with the provisions set out in Protocol 27.

Article 63

Annex XV contains specific provisions on State aid.

Article 64

1.  If one of the surveillance authorities considers that the implementation by the other surveillance authority of Articles 61 and 62 of this Agreement and Article 5 of Protocol 14 is not in conformity with the maintenance of equal conditions of competition within the territory covered by this Agreement, exchange of views shall be held within two weeks according to the procedure of Protocol 27, paragraph (f).

If a commonly agreed solution has not been found by the end of this two-week period, the competent authority of the affected Contracting Party may immediately adopt appropriate interim measures in order to remedy the resulting distortion of competition.

Consultations shall then be held in the EEA Joint Committee with a view to finding a commonly acceptable solution.

If within three months the EEA Joint Committee has not been able to find such a solution, and if the practice in question causes, or threatens to cause, distortion of competition affecting trade between the Contracting Parties, the interim measures may be replaced by definitive measures, strictly necessary to offset the effect of such distortion. Priority shall be given to such measures that will least disturb the functioning of the EEA.

2.  The provisions of this Article will also apply to State monopolies, which are established after the date of signature of the Agreement.



CHAPTER 3

OTHER COMMON RULES

Article 65

1.  Annex XVI contains specific provisions and arrangements concerning procurement which, unless otherwise specified, shall apply to all products and to services as specified.

2.  Protocol 28 and Annex XVII contain specific provisions and arrangements concerning intellectual, industrial and commercial property, which, unless otherwise specified, shall apply to all products and services.



PART V

HORIZONTAL PROVISIONS RELEVANT TO THE FOUR FREEDOMS



CHAPTER 1

SOCIAL POLICY

Article 66

The Contracting Parties agree upon the need to promote improved working conditions and an improved standard of living for workers.

Article 67

1.  The Contracting Parties shall pay particular attention to encouraging improvements, especially in the working environment, as regards the health and safety of workers. In order to help achieve this objective, minimum requirements shall be applied for gradual implementation, having regard to the conditions and technical rules obtaining in each of the Contracting Parties. Such minimum requirements shall not prevent any Contracting Party from maintaining or introducing more stringent measures for the protection of working conditions compatible with this Agreement.

2.  Annex XVIII specifies the provisions to be implemented as the minimum requirements referred to in paragraph 1.

Article 68

In the field of labour law, the Contracting Parties shall introduce the measures necessary to ensure the good functioning of this Agreement. These measures are specified in Annex XVIII.

Article 69

1.  Each Contracting Party shall ensure and maintain the application of the principle that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work.

For the purposes of this Article, ‘pay’ means the ordinary basic or minimum wage or salary and any other consideration, whether in cash or in kind, which the worker receives, directly or indirectly, in respect of his employment from his employer.

Equal pay without discrimination based on sex means:

(a) that pay for the same work at piece rates shall be calculated on the basis of the same unit of measurement;

(b) that pay for work at time rates shall be the same for the same job.

2.  Annex XVIII contains specific provisions for the implementation of paragraph 1.

Article 70

The Contracting Parties shall promote the principle of equal treatment for men and women by implementing the provisions specified in Annex XVIII.

Article 71

The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to promote the dialogue between management and labour at European level.



CHAPTER 2

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Article 72

Annex XIX contains provisions on consumer protection.



CHAPTER 3

ENVIRONMENT

Article 73

1.  Action by the Contracting Parties relating to the environment shall have the following objectives:

(a) to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment;

(b) to contribute towards protecting human health;

(c) to ensure a prudent and rational utilization of natural resources.

2.  Action by the Contracting Parties relating to the environment shall be based on the principles that preventive action should be taken, that environmental damage should as a priority be rectified at source, and that the polluter should pay. Environmental protection requirements shall be a component of the Contracting Parties' other policies.

Article 74

Annex XX contains the specific provisions on protective measures which shall apply pursuant to Article 73.

Article 75

The protective measures referred to in Article 74 shall not prevent any Contracting Party from maintaining or introducing more stringent protective measures compatible with this Agreement.



CHAPTER 4

STATISTICS

Article 76

1.  The Contracting Parties shall ensure the production and dissemination of coherent and comparable statistical information for describing and monitoring all relevant economic, social and environmental aspects of the EEA.

2.  To this end the Contracting Parties shall develop and use harmonized methods, definitions and classifications as well as common programmes and procedures organizing statistical work at appropriate administrative levels and duly observing the need for statistical confidentiality.

3.  Annex XXI contains specific provisions on statistics.

4.  Protocol 30 contains specific provisions on the organization of cooperation in the field of statistics.



CHAPTER 5

COMPANY LAW

Article 77

Annex XXII contains specific provisions on company law.



PART VI

COOPERATION OUTSIDE THE FOUR FREEDOMS

Article 78

The Contracting Parties shall strengthen and broaden cooperation in the framework of the Community's activities in the fields of:

 research and technological development,

 information services,

 the environment,

 education, training and youth,

 social policy,

 consumer protection,

 small and medium-sized enterprises,

 tourism,

 the audiovisual sector, and

 civil protection,

in so far as these matters are not regulated under the provisions of other Parts of this Agreement.

Article 79

1.  The Contracting Parties shall strengthen the dialogue between them by all appropriate means, in particular through the procedures provided for in Part VII, with a view to identifying areas and activities where closer cooperation could contribute to the attainment of their common objectives in the fields referred to in Article 78.

2.  They shall, in particular, exchange information and, at the request of a Contracting Party, hold consultations within the EEA Joint Committee in respect of plans or proposals for the establishment or amendment of framework programmes, specific programmes, actions and projects in the fields referred to in Article 78.

3.  Part VII shall apply mutatis mutandis with regard to this Part whenever the latter or Protocol 31 specifically provides therefor.

Article 80

The cooperation provided for in Article 78 shall normally take one of the following forms:

 participation by EFTA States in EC framework programmes, specific programmes, projects or other actions;

 establishment of joint activities in specific areas, which may include concertation or coordination of activities, fusion of existing activities and establishment of ad hoc joint activities;

 the formal and informal exchange or provision of information;

 common efforts to encourage certain activities throughout the territory of the Contracting Parties;

 parallel legislation, where appropriate, of identical or similar content;

 coordination, where this is of mutual interest, of efforts and activities via, or in the context of, international organizations, and of cooperation with third countries.

Article 81

Where cooperation takes the form of participation by EFTA States in an EC framework programme, specific programme, project or other action, the following principles shall apply:

(a) The EFTA States shall have access to all parts of a programme.

(b) The status of the EFTA States in the committees which assist the EC Commission in the management or development of a Community activity to which EFTA States may be contributing financially by virtue of their participation shall take full account of that contribution.

(c) Decisions by the Community, other than those relating to the general budget of the Community, which affect directly or indirectly a framework programme, specific programme, project or other action, in which EFTA States participate by a decision under this Agreement, shall be subject to the provisions of Article 79(3). The terms and conditions of the continued participation in the activity in question may be reviewed by the EEA Joint Committee in accordance with Article 86.

(d) At the project level, institutions, undertakings, organizations and nationals of EFTA States shall have the same rights and obligations in the Community programme or other action in question as those applicable to partner institutions, undertakings, organizations and nationals of EC Member States. The same shall apply mutatis mutandis to participants in exchanges between EC Member States and EFTA States, under the activity in question.

(e) EFTA States, their institutions, undertakings, organizations and nationals shall have the same rights and obligations with regard to dissemination, evaluation and exploitation of results as those applicable to EC Member States, their institutions, undertakings, organizations and nationals.

(f) The Contracting Parties undertake, in accordance with their respective rules and regulations, to facilitate the movement of participants in the programme and other action to the extent necessary.

Article 82

1.  When the cooperation envisaged under the present Part involves a financial participation of the EFTA States, this participation shall take one of the following forms:

(a) The contribution of the EFTA States, arising from their participation in Community activities, shall be calculated proportionally:

 to the commitment appropriations; and

 to the payment appropriations;

entered each year for the Community in the general budget of the Community for each budgetary line corresponding to the activities in question.

The ‘proportionality factor’ determining the participation of the EFTA States shall be the sum of the ratios between, on the one hand, the gross domestic product at market prices of each of the EFTA States and, on the other hand, the sum of the gross domestic products at market prices of the EC Member States and of that EFTA State. This factor shall be calculated, for each budgetary year, on the basis of the most recent statistical data.

The amount of the contribution of the EFTA States shall be additional, both in commitment appropriations and in payment appropriations, to the amounts entered for the Community in the general budget on each line corresponding to the activities concerned.

The contributions to be paid each year by the EFTA States shall be determined on the basis of the payment appropriations.

Commitments entered into by the Community prior to the entry into force, on the basis of this Agreement, of the participation of the EFTA States in the activities in question — as well as the payments which result from this — shall give rise to no contribution on the part of the EFTA States.

(b) The financial contribution of the EFTA States deriving from their participation in certain projects or other activities shall be based on the principle that each Contracting Party shall cover its own costs, with an appropriate contribution which shall be fixed by the EEA Joint Committee to the Community's overhead costs.

(c) The EEA Joint Committee shall take the necessary decisions concerning the contribution of the Contracting Parties to the costs of the activity in question.

2.  The detailed provisions for the implementation of this Article are set out in Protocol 32.

Article 83

Where cooperation takes the form of an exchange of information between public authorities, the EFTA States shall have the same rights to receive, and obligations to provide, information as EC Member States, subject to the requirements of confidentiality, which shall be fixed by the EEA Joint Committee.

Article 84

Provisions governing cooperation in specific fields are set out in Protocol 31.

Article 85

Unless otherwise provided for in Protocol 31, cooperation already established between the Community and individual EFTA States in the fields referred to in Article 78 on the date of entry into force of this Agreement shall thereafter be governed by the relevant provisions of this Part and of Protocol 31.

Article 86

The EEA Joint Committee shall, in accordance with Part VII, take all decisions necessary for the implementation of Articles 78 to 85 and measures derived therefrom, which may include, inter alia, supplementing and amending the provisions of Protocol 31, as well as adopting any transitional arrangements required by way of implementation of Article 85.

Article 87

The Contracting Parties shall take the necessary steps to develop, strengthen or broaden cooperation in the framework of the Community's activities in fields not listed in Article 78, where such cooperation is considered likely to contribute to the attainment of the objectives of this Agreement, or is otherwise deemed by the Contracting Parties to be of mutual interest. Such steps may include the amendment of Article 78 by the addition of new fields to those listed therein.

Article 88

Without prejudice to provisions of other Parts of this Agreement, the provisions of this Part shall not preclude the possibility for any Contracting Party to prepare, adopt and implement measures independently.



PART VII

INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS



CHAPTER 1

THE STRUCTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION



Section 1

The EEA Council

Article 89

1.  An EEA Council is hereby established. It shall, in particular, be responsible for giving the political impetus in the implementation of this Agreement and laying down the general guidelines for the EEA Joint Committee.

To this end, the EEA Council shall assess the overall functioning and the development of the Agreement. It shall take the political decisions leading to amendments of the Agreement.

2.  The Contracting Parties, as to the Community and the EC Member States in their respective fields of competence, may, after having discussed it in the EEA Joint Committee, or directly in exceptionally urgent cases, raise in the EEA Council any issue giving rise to a difficulty.

3.  The EEA Council shall by decision adopt its rules of procedure.

Article 90

1.  The EEA Council shall consist of the members of the Council of the European Communities and members of the EC Commission, and of one member of the Government of each of the EFTA States.

Members of the EEA Council may be represented in accordance with the conditions to be laid down in its rules of procedure.

2.  Decisions by the EEA Council shall be taken by agreement between the Community, on the one hand, and the EFTA States, on the other.

Article 91

1.  The office of President of the EEA Council shall be held alternately, for a period of six months, by a member of the Council of the European Communities and a member of the Government of an EFTA State,

2.  The EEA Council shall be convened twice a year by its President. The EEA Council shall also meet whenever circumstances so require, in accordance with its rules of procedure.



Section 2

The EEA Joint Committee

Article 92

1.  An EEA Joint Committee is hereby established. It shall ensure the effective implementation and operation of this Agreement. To this end, it shall carry out exchanges of views and information and take decisions in the cases provided for in this Agreement.

2.  The Contracting Parties, as to the Community and the EC Member States in their respective fields of competence, shall hold consultations in the EEA Joint Committee on any point of relevance to the Agreement giving rise to a difficulty and raised by one of them.

3.  The EEA Joint Committee shall by decision adopt its rules of procedure.

Article 93

1.  The EEA Joint Committee shall consist of representatives of the Contracting Parties.

2.  The EEA Joint Committee shall take decisions by agreement between the Community, on the one hand, and the EFTA States speaking with one voice, on the other.

Article 94

1.  The office of President of the EEA Joint Committee shall be held alternately, for a period of six months, by the representative of the Community, i.e. the EC Commission, and the representative of one of the EFTA States.

2.  In order to fulfil its functions, the EEA Joint Committee shall meet, in principle, at least once a month. It shall also meet on the initiative of its President or at the request of one of the Contracting Parties in accordance with its rules of procedure.

3.  The EEA Joint Committee may decide to establish any subcommittee or working group to assist it in carrying out its tasks. The EEA Joint Committee shall in its rules of procedure lay down the composition and mode of operation of such subcommittees and working groups. Their tasks shall be determined by the EEA Joint Committee in each individual case.

4.  The EEA Joint Committee shall issue an annual report on the functioning and the development of this Agreement.



Section 3

Parliamentary cooperation

Article 95

1.  An EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee is hereby established. It shall be composed of equal numbers of, on the one hand, members of the European Parliament and, on the other, members of Parliaments of the EFTA States. The total number of members of the Committee is laid down in the Statute in Protocol 36.

2.  The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee shall alternately hold sessions in the Community and in an EFTA State in accordance with the provisions laid down in Protocol 36.

3.  The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee shall contribute, through dialogue and debate, to a better understanding between the Community and the EFTA States in the fields covered by this Agreement.

4.  The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee may express its views in the form of reports or resolutions, as appropriate. It shall, in particular, examine the annual report of the EEA Joint Committee, issued in accordance with Article 94(4), on the functioning and the development of this Agreement.

5.  The President of the EEA Council may appear before the EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee in order to be heard by it.

6.  The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.



Section 4

Cooperation between economic and social partners

Article 96

1.  Members of the Economic and Social Committee and other bodies representing the social partners in the Community and the corresponding bodies in the EFTA States shall work to strengthen contacts between them and to cooperate in an organized and regular manner in order to enhance the awareness of the economic and social aspects of the growing interdependence of the economies of the Contracting Parties and of their interests within the context of the EEA.

2.  To this end, an EEA Consultative Committee is hereby established. It shall be composed of equal numbers of, on the one hand, members of the Economic and Social Committee of the Community and, on the other, members of the EFTA Consultative Committee. The EEA Consultative Committee may express its views in the form of reports or resolutions, as appropriate.

3.  The EEA Consultative Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.



CHAPTER 2

THE DECISION-MAKING PROCEDURE

Article 97

This Agreement does not prejudge the right for each Contracting Party to amend, without prejudice to the principle of non-discrimination and after having informed the other Contracting Parties, its internal legislation in the areas covered by this Agreement:

 if the EEA Joint Committee concludes that the legislation as amended does not affect the good functioning of this Agreement; or

 if the procedures referred to in Article 98 have been completed.

Article 98

The Annexes to this Agreement and Protocols 1 to 7, 9 to 11, 19 to 27, 30 to 32, 37, 39, 41 and 47, as appropriate, may be amended by a decision of the EEA Joint Committee in accordance with Articles 93(2), 99, 100, 102 and 103.

Article 99

1.  As soon as new legislation is being drawn up by the EC Commission in a field which is governed by this Agreement, the EC Commission shall informally seek advice from experts of the EFTA States in the same way as it seeks advice from experts of the EC Member States for the elaboration of its proposals.

2.  When transmitting its proposal to the Council of the European Communities, the EC Commission shall transmit copies thereof to the EFTA States.

At the request of one of the Contracting Parties, a preliminary exchange of views takes place in the EEA Joint Committee.

3.  During the phase preceding the decision of the Council of the European Communities, in a continuous information and consultation process, the Contracting Parties consult each other again in the EEA Joint Committee at the significant moments at the request of one of them.

4.  The Contracting Parties shall cooperate in good faith during the information and consultation phase with a view to facilitating, at the end of the process, the decision-taking in the EEA Joint Committee.

Article 100

The EC Commission shall ensure experts of the EFTA States as wide a participation as possible according to the areas concerned, in the preparatory stage of draft measures to be submitted subsequently to the committees which assist the EC Commission in the exercise of its executive powers. In this regard, when drawing up draft measures the EC Commission shall refer to experts of the EFTA States on the same basis as it refers to experts of the EC Member States.

In the cases where the Council of the European Communities is seized in accordance with the procedure applicable to the type of committee involved, the EC Commission shall transmit to the Council of the European Communities the views of the experts of the EFTA States.

Article 101

1.  In respect of committees which are covered neither by Article 81 nor by Article 100 experts from EFTA States shall be associated with the work when this is called for by the good functioning of this Agreement,

These committees are listed in Protocol 37. The modalities of such an association are set out in the relevant sectoral Protocols and Annexes dealing with the matter concerned.

2.  If it appears to the Contracting Parties that such an association should be extended to other committees which present similar characteristics, the EEA Joint Committee may amend Protocol 37.

Article 102

1.  In order to guarantee the legal security and the homogeneity of the EEA, the EEA Joint Committee shall take a decision concerning an amendment of an Annex to this Agreement as closely as possible to the adoption by the Community of the corresponding new Community legislation with a view to permitting a simultaneous application of the latter as well as of the amendments of the Annexes to the Agreement. To this end, the Community shall, whenever adopting a legislative act on an issue which is governed by this Agreement, as soon as possible inform the other Contracting Parties in the EEA Joint Committee.

2.  The part of an Annex to this Agreement which would be directly affected by the new legislation is assessed in the EEA Joint Committee.

3.  The Contracting Parties shall make all efforts to arrive at an agreement on matters relevant to this Agreement.

The EEA Joint Committee shall, in particular, make every effort to find a mutually acceptable solution where a serious problem arises in any area which, in the EFTA States, falls within the competence of the legislator.

4.  If, notwithstanding the application of the preceding paragraph, an agreement on an amendment of an Annex to this Agreement cannot be reached, the EEA Joint Committee shall examine all further possibilities to maintain the good functioning of this Agreement and take any decision necessary to this effect, including the possibility to take notice of the equivalence of legislation. Such a decision shall be taken at the latest at the expiry of a period of six months from the date of referral to the EEA Joint Committee or, if that date is later, on the date of entry into force of the corresponding Community legislation.

5.  If, at the end of the time-limit set out in paragraph 4, the EEA Joint Committee has not taken a decision on an amendment of an Annex to this Agreement, the affected part thereof, as determined in accordance with paragraph 2, is regarded as provisionally suspended, subject to a decision to the contrary by the EEA Joint Committee. Such a suspension shall take effect six months after the end of the period referred to in paragraph 4, but in no event earlier than the date on which the corresponding EC act is implemented in the Community. The EEA Joint Committee shall pursue its efforts to agree on a mutually acceptable solution in order for the suspension to be terminated as soon as possible.

6.  The practical consequences of the suspension referred to in paragraph 5 shall be discussed in the EEA Joint Committee. The rights and obligations which individuals and economic operators have already acquired under this Agreement shall remain. The Contracting Parties shall, as appropriate, decide on the adjustments necessary due to the suspension.

Article 103

1.  If a decision of the EEA Joint Committee can be binding on a Contracting Party only after the fulfilment of constitutional requirements, the decision shall, if a date is contained therein, enter into force on that date, provided that the Contracting Party concerned has notified the other Contracting Parties by that date that the constitutional requirements have been fulfilled.

In the absence of such a notification by that date, the decision shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the last notification.

2.  If upon the expiry of a period of six months after the decision of the EEA Joint Committee such a notification has not taken place, the decision of the EEA Joint Committee shall be applied provisionally pending the fulfilment of the constitutional requirements unless a Contracting Party notifies that such a provisional application cannot take place. In the latter case, or if a Contracting Party notifies the non-ratification of a decision of the EEA Joint Committee, the suspension provided for in Article 102(5) shall take effect one month after such a notification but in no event earlier than the date on which the corresponding EC act is implemented in the Community.

Article 104

Decisions taken by the EEA Joint Committee in the cases provided for in this Agreement shall, unless otherwise provided for therein, upon their entry into force be binding on the Contracting Parties which shall take the necessary steps to ensure their implementation and application.



CHAPTER 3

HOMOGENEITY, SURVEILLANCE PROCEDURE AND SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES



Section 1

Homogeneity

Article 105

1.  In order to achieve the objective of the Contracting Parties to arrive at as uniform an interpretation as possible of the provisions of the Agreement and those provisions of Community legislation which are substantially reproduced in the Agreement, the EEA Joint Committee shall act in accordance with this Article.

2.  The EEA Joint Committee shall keep under constant review the development of the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the EFTA Court. To this end judgments of these Courts shall be transmitted to the EEA Joint Committee which shall act so as to preserve the homogeneous interpretation of the Agreement.

3.  If the EEA Joint Committee within two months after a difference in the case-law of the two Courts has been brought before it, has not succeeded to preserve the homogeneous interpretation of the Agreement, the procedures laid down in Article 111 may be applied.

Article 106

In order to ensure as uniform an interpretation as possible of this Agreement, in full deference to the independence of courts, a system of exchange of information concerning judgments by the EFTA Court, the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the Court of First Instance of the European Communities and the Courts of last instance of the EFTA States shall be set up by the EEA Joint Committee. This system shall comprise:

(a) transmission to the Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Communities of judgments delivered by such courts on the interpretation and application of, on the one hand, this Agreement or, on the other hand, the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, as amended or supplemented, as well as the acts adopted in pursuance thereof in so far as they concern provisions which are identical in substance to those of this Agreement;

(b) classification of these judgments by the Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Communities including, as far as necessary, the drawing up and publication of translations and abstracts;

(c) communications by the Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Communities of the relevant documents to the competent national authorities, to be designated by each Contracting Party.

Article 107

Provisions on the possibility for an EFTA State to allow a court or tribunal to ask the Court of Justice of the European Communities to decide on the interpretation of an EEA rule are laid down in Protocol 34.



Section 2

Surveillance procedure

Article 108

1.  The EFTA States shall establish an independent surveillance authority (EFTA Surveillance Authority) as well as procedures similar to those existing in the Community including procedures for ensuring the fulfilment of obligations under this Agreement and for control of the legality of acts of the EFTA Surveillance Authority regarding competition.

2.  The EFTA States shall establish a court of justice (EFTA Court).

The EFTA Court shall, in accordance with a separate agreement between the EFTA States, with regard to the application of this Agreement be competent, in particular, for:

(a) actions concerning the surveillance procedure regarding the EFTA States;

(b) appeals concerning decisions in the field of competition taken by the EFTA Surveillance Authority;

(c) the settlement of disputes between two or more EFTA States.

Article 109

1.  The fulfilment of the obligations under this Agreement shall be monitored by, on the one hand, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and, on the other, the EC Commission acting in conformity with the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community ►M135  ————— ◄ and this Agreement.

2.  In order to ensure a uniform surveillance throughout the EEA, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EC Commission shall cooperate, exchange information and consult each other on surveillance policy issues and individual cases.

3.  The EC Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority shall receive any complaints concerning the application of this Agreement. They shall inform each other of complaints received.

4.  Each of these bodies shall examine all complaints falling within its competence and shall pass to the other body any complaints which fall within the competence of that body.

5.  In case of disagreement between these two bodies with regard to the action to be taken in relation to a complaint or with regard to the result of the examination, either of the bodies may refer the matter to the EEA Joint Committee which shall deal with it in accordance with Article 111.

Article 110

Decisions under this Agreement by the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EC Commission which impose a pecuniary obligation on persons other than States, shall be enforceable. The same shall apply to such judgments under this Agreement by the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities and the EFTA Court.

Enforcement shall be governed by the rules of civil procedure in force in the State in the territory of which it is carried out. The order for its enforcement shall be appended to the decision, without other formality than verification of the authenticity of the decision, by the authority which each Contracting Party shall designate for this purpose and shall make known to the other Contracting Parties, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the EC Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities and the EFTA Court.

When these formalities have been completed on application by the party concerned, the latter may proceed to enforcement, in accordance with the law of the State in the territory of which enforcement is to be carried out, by bringing the matter directly before the competent authority.

Enforcement may be suspended only by a decision of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, as far as decisions by the EC Commission, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities or the Court of Justice of the European Communities are concerned, or by a decision of the EFTA Court as far as decisions by the EFTA Surveillance Authority or the EFTA Court are concerned. However, the courts of the States concerned shall have jurisdiction over complaints that enforcement is being carried out in an irregular manner.



Section 3

Settlement of disputes

Article 111

1.  The Community or an EFTA State may bring a matter under dispute which concerns the interpretation or application of this Agreement before the EEA Joint Committee in accordance with the following provisions.

2.  The EEA Joint Committee may settle the dispute. It shall be provided with all information which might be of use in making possible an in-depth examination of the situation, with a view to finding an acceptable solution. To this end, the EEA Joint Committee shall examine all possibilities to maintain the good functioning of the Agreement.

3.  If a dispute concerns the interpretation of provisions of this Agreement, which are identical in substance to corresponding rules of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community and to acts adopted in application of these two Treaties and if the dispute has not been settled within three months after it has been brought before the EEA Joint Committee, the Contracting Parties to the dispute may agree to request the Court of Justice of the European Communities to give a ruling on the interpretation of the relevant rules.

If the EEA Joint Committee in such a dispute has not reached an agreement on a solution within six months from the date on which this procedure was initiated or if, by then, the Contracting Parties to the dispute have not decided to ask for a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Communities, a Contracting Party may, in order to remedy possible imbalances,

 either take a safeguard measure in accordance with Article 112(2) and following the procedure of Article 113;

 or apply Article 102 mutatis mutandis.

4.  If a dispute concerns the scope or duration of safeguard measures taken in accordance with Article 111(3) or Article 112, or the proportionality of rebalancing measures taken in accordance with Article 114, and if the EEA Joint Committee after three months from the date when the matter has been brought before it has not succeeded to resolve the dispute, any Contracting Party may refer the dispute to arbitration under the procedures laid down in Protocol 33. No question of interpretation of the provisions of this Agreement referred to in paragraph 3 may be dealt with in such procedures. The arbitration award shall be binding on the parties to the dispute.



CHAPTER 4

SAFEGUARD MEASURES

Article 112

1.  If serious economic, societal or environmental difficulties of a sectorial or regional nature liable to persist are arising, a Contracting Party may unilaterally take appropriate measures under the conditions and procedures laid down in Article 113.

2.  Such safeguard measures shall be restricted with regard to their scope and duration to what is strictly necessary in order to remedy the situation. Priority shall be given to such measures as will least disturb the functioning of this Agreement.

3.  The safeguard measures shall apply with regard to all Contracting Parties.

Article 113

1.  A Contracting Party which is considering taking safeguard measures under Article 112 shall, without delay, notify the other Contracting Parties through the EEA Joint Committee and shall provide all relevant information.

2.  The Contracting Parties shall immediately enter into consultations in the EEA Joint Committee with a view to finding a commonly acceptable solution.

3.  The Contracting Party concerned may not take safeguard measures until one month has elapsed after the date of notification under paragraph 1, unless the consultation procedure under paragraph 2 has been concluded before the expiration of the stated time-limit. When exceptional circumstances requiring immediate action exclude prior examination, the Contracting Party concerned may apply forthwith the protective measures strictly necessary to remedy the situation.

For the Community, the safeguard measures shall be taken by the EC Commission.

4.  The Contracting Party concerned shall, without delay, notify the measures taken to the EEA Joint Committee and shall provide all relevant information.

5.  The safeguard measures taken shall be the subject of consultations in the EEA Joint Committee every three months from the date of their adoption with a view to their abolition before the date of expiry envisaged, or to the limitation of their scope of application.

Each Contracting Party may at any time request the EEA Joint Committee to review such measures.

Article 114

1.  If a safeguard measure taken by a Contracting Party creates an imbalance between the rights and obligations under this Agreement, any other Contracting Party may towards that Contracting Party take such proportionate rebalancing measures as are strictly necessary to remedy the imbalance. Priority shall be given to such measures as will least disturb the functioning of the EEA.

2.  The procedure under Article 113 shall apply.



PART VIII

FINANCIAL MECHANISM

Article 115

With a view to promoting a continuous and balanced strengthening of trade and economic relations between the Contracting Parties, as provided for in Article 1, the Contracting Parties agree on the need to reduce the economic and social disparities between their regions. They note in this regard the relevant provisions set out elsewhere in this Agreement and its related Protocols, including certain of the arrangements regarding agriculture and fisheries.

Article 116

A Financial Mechanism shall be established by the EFTA States to contribute, in the context of the EEA and in addition to the efforts already deployed by the Community in this regard, to the objectives laid down in Article 115.

Article 117

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PART IX

GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 118

1.  Where a Contracting Party considers that it would be useful in the interests of all the Contracting Parties to develop the relations established by this Agreement by extending them to fields not covered thereby, it shall submit a reasoned request to the other Contracting Parties within the EEA Council. The latter may instruct the EEA Joint Committee to examine all the aspects of this request and to issue a report.

The EEA Council may, where appropriate, take the political decisions with a view to opening negotiations between the Contracting Parties.

2.  The agreements resulting from the negotiations referred to in paragraph 1 will be subject to ratification or approval by the Contracting Parties in accordance with their own procedures.

Article 119

The Annexes and the acts referred to therein as adapted for the purposes of this Agreement as well as the Protocols shall form an integral part of this Agreement.

Article 120

Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement and in particular in ►M1  Protocols 41 and 43 ◄ , the application of the provisions of this Agreement shall prevail over provisions in existing bilateral or multilateral agreements binding the European Economic Community, on the one hand, and one or more EFTA States, on the other, to the extent that the same subject matter is governed by this Agreement.

Article 121

The provisions of this Agreement shall not preclude cooperation:

(a) within the framework of the Nordic cooperation to the extent that such cooperation does not impair the good functioning of this Agreement;

(b) within the framework of the regional union between Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the extent that the objectives of this union are not attained by the application of this Agreement and the good functioning of this Agreement is not impaired;

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Article 122

The representatives, delegates and experts of the Contracting Parties, as well as officials and other servants acting under this Agreement shall be required, even after their duties have ceased, not to disclose information of the kind covered by the obligation of professional secrecy, in particular information about undertakings, their business relations or their cost components.

Article 123

Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent a Contracting Party from taking any measures:

(a) which it considers necessary to prevent the disclosure of information contrary to its essential security interests;

(b) which relate to the production of, or trade in, arms, munitions and war materials or other products indispensable for defence purposes or to research, development or production indispensable for defence purposes, provided that such measures do not impair the conditions of competition in respect of products not intended for specifically military purposes;

(c) which it considers essential to its own security in the event of serious internal disturbances affecting the maintenance of law and order, in time of war or serious international tension constituting threat of war or in order to carry out obligations it has accepted for the purpose of maintaining peace and international security.

Article 124

The Contracting Parties shall accord nationals of EC Member States and EFTA States the same treatment as their own nationals as regards participation In the capital of companies or firms within the meaning of Article 34, without prejudice to the application of the other provisions of this Agreement.

Article 125

This Agreement shall in no way prejudice the rules of the Contracting Parties governing the system of property ownership.

Article 126

1.  The Agreement shall apply to the territories to which the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community ►M135  ————— ◄ is applied and under the conditions laid down in ►M135  that Treaty ◄ , and to the territories of ►M135  the ►M187  ————— ◄ Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway ◄ .

2.  Notwithstanding paragraph 1, this Agreement shall not apply to the Åland Islands. The Government of Finland may, however, give notice, by a declaration deposited when ratifying this Agreement with the Depositary, which shall transmit a certified copy thereof to the Contracting Parties, that the Agreement shall apply to those Islands under the same conditions as it applies to other parts of Finland subject to the following provisions:

(a) The provisions of this Agreement shall not preclude the application of the provisions in force at any given time on the Åland Islands on:

(i) restrictions on the right for natural persons who do not enjoy regional citizenship in Åland, and for legal persons, to acquire and hold real property on the Åland Islands without permission by the competent authorities of the Islands;

(ii) restrictions on the right of establishment and the right to provide services by natural persons who do not enjoy regional citizenship in Åland, or by any legal person, without permission by the competent authorities of the Åland Islands.

(b) The rights enjoyed by Ålanders in Finland shall not be affected by this Agreement.

(c) The authorities of the Åland Islands shall apply the same treatment to all natural and legal persons of the Contracting Parties.

Article 127

Each Contracting Party may withdraw from this Agreement provided it gives at least 12 months' notice in writing to the other Contracting Parties.

Immediately after the notification of the intended withdrawal, the other Contracting Parties shall convene a diplomatic conference in order to envisage the necessary modifications to bring to the Agreement.

Article 128

►M1

 

Any European State becoming a member of the Community shall, and the Swiss Confederation or any European State becoming a member of EFTA may, apply to become a party to this Agreement. It shall address its application to the EEA Council.

 ◄

2.  The terms and conditions for such participation shall be the subject of an agreement between the Contracting Parties and the applicant State. That agreement shall be submitted for ratification or approval by all Contracting Parties in accordance with their own procedures.

Article 129

1.  This Agreement is drawn up in a single original in the Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish languages, each of these texts being equally authentic.

▼M268

Pursuant to the enlargements of the European Economic Area the versions of this Agreement in the Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Romanian, Slovak and Slovenian languages shall be equally authentic.

The texts of the acts referred to in the Annexes are equally authentic in the Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish languages as published in the Official Journal of the European Union and shall for the authentication thereof be drawn up in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages and published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union.

▼B

2.  This Agreement shall be ratified or approved by the Contracting Parties in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements.

It shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Communities by which certified copies shall be transmitted to all other Contracting Parties.

The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Communities which shall notify all other Contracting Parties.

▼M1

3.  This Agreement shall enter into force on the date and under the conditions provided for in the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

▼B

En fe de lo cual, los plenipotenciarios abajo firmantes suscriben el presente acuerdo.

Til bekræftelse heraf har undertegnede befuldmægtigede underskrevet denne aftale.

Zu Urkund dessen haben die unterzeichneten Bevollmächtigten ihre Unterschriften unter dieses Abkommen gesetzt.

Εις πίστωση των ανωτέρω, οι υπογεγραμμένοι πληρεξούσιοι έθεσαν τις υπογραφές τους στην παρούσα συμφωνία.

In witness whereof the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed this Agreement.

En foi de quoi, les plénipotentiaires soussignés ont apposé leurs signatures au bas du présent accord.

þEssu til staðfestingar hafa undirritaðir fulltrúar, sem til þess hafa fullt umboð, undirritað samning þennan.

In fede di che, i plenipotenziari sottoscritti hanno apposto le loro firme in calce al presente accordo.

Ten blijke waarvan de ondergetekende gevolmachtigden hun handtekening onder deze Overeenkomst hebben gesteld.

Som bevitnelse på dette har de undertegnede befullmäktigade undertegnet denne avtal.

Em fé do que, os plenipotenciários abaixo assinados apuseram as suas assinaturas no final do presente acordo.

Tämän vakuudeksi alla mainitut täysivaltaiset edustajat ovat allekirjoittaneet tämän sopimuksen.

Till bestyrkande härav har undertecknade befullmäktigade ombud undertecknat detta avtal.

Hecho en Oporto, el dos de mayo de mil novecientos noventa y dos.

Udfærdiget i Porto, den anden maj nitten hundrede og tooghalvfems.

Geschehen zu Porto am zweiten Mai neunzehnhundertzweiundneunzig.

'Εγινε στο Πόρτο, στις δύο Μαΐου χίλια εννιακόσια ενενήντα δύο.

Done at Oporto on the second day of May in the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two.

Fait à Porto, le deux mai mil neuf cent quatre-vingt-douze.

Gjört í Oporto annan dag maímánaðar árið nítján hundruð níutíu og tvö.

Fatto a Porto, addì due maggio millenovecentonovantadue.

Gedaan te Oporto, de tweede mei negentienhonderd tweeënnegentig.

Gitt i Oporte på den annen dag i mai i året nittenhundre og nitti to.

Feito no Porto, em dois de Maio de mil novecentos e noventa e dois.

Tehty portossa toisena päivänä toukokuuta tuhat yhdeksänsataayhdeksänkymmentäkaksi.

Undertecknat i Oporto de 2 maj 1992.

Por el Consejo y la Comisión de las Comunidades Europeas

For Rådet og Kommissionen for De Europæiske Fællesskaber

Für den Rat und die Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften

Για το Συμβούλιο και την Επιτροπή των Ευρωπαϊκών Κοινοτήτων

For the Council and the Commission of the European Communities

Pour le Conseil et la Commission des Communautés européennes

Per il Consiglio e la Commissione delle Comunità europee

Voor de Raad en de Commissie van de Europese Gemeenschappen

Pelo Conselho e pela Comissão das Comunidades Europeias

signatory

Pour le royaume de Belgique

Voor het Koninkrijk België

signatory

På Kongeriget Danmarks vegne

signatory

Für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland

signatory

Για την Ελληνική Δημοκρατία

signatory

Por el Reino de España

signatory

Pour la République française

signatory

Thar cheann Na hÉireann

For Ireland

signatory

Per la Repubblica italiana

signatory

Pour le grand-duché de Luxembourg

signatory

Voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden

signatory

Pela República Portuguesa

signatory

For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

signatory

Für die Republik Österreich

signatory

Suomen tasavallan puolesta

signatory

Fyrir Lýðveldið Ísland

signatory

Für das Fürstentum Liechtenstein

signatory

For Kongeriket Norge

signatory

För Konungariket Sverige

signatory

Für die Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

Pour la Confédération suisse

Per la Confederazione svizzera

signatory

PROTOCOLS



PROTOCOL 1

on horizontal adaptations



The provisions of the acts referred to in the Annexes to the Agreement shall be applicable in accordance with the Agreement and this Protocol, unless otherwise provided in the respective Annex. The specific adaptations necessary for individual acts are set out in the Annex where the act concerned is listed.

1.   INTRODUCTORY PARTS OF THE ACTS

The preambles of the acts referred to are not adapted for the purposes of the Agreement. They are relevant to the extent necessary for the proper interpretation and application, within the framework of the Agreement, of the provisions contained in such acts.

2.   PROVISIONS ON EC COMMITTEES

Procedures, institutional arrangements or other provisions concerning EC committees contained in the acts referred to are dealt with in Articles 81, 100 and 101 of the Agreement and in Protocol 31.

3.   PROVISIONS SETTING UP PROCEDURES FOR ADAPTING/AMENDING COMMUNITY ACTS

Where an act referred to provides for EC procedures on its adaptation, extension or amendment or for the development of new Community policies, initiatives or acts, the relevant decision-making procedures provided for in the Agreement shall apply.

4.   EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

▼M2

(a) Where an EC Member State is to submit information to the EC Commission, an EFTA State shall submit such information to the EFTA Surveillance Authority which shall pass it on to the Standing Committee on the EFTA States. The same shall apply when the transmission of information is to be carried out by the competent authorities. The EC Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority shall exchange information they have received from the EC Member States or from the EFTA States or from the competent authorities.

▼B

(b) Where an EC Member State is to submit information to one or more other EC Member States, it shall also submit that information to the EC Commission which shall pass it on to the Standing Committee for distribution to the EFTA States.

An EFTA State shall submit corresponding information to one or more other EFTA States and to the Standing Committee which shall pass it on to the EC Commission for distribution to the EC Member States. The same shall apply when the information is to be submitted by the competent authorities.

(c) In areas where, for reasons of urgency, rapid transfer of information is called for, appropriate sectoral solutions providing for direct exchange of information shall apply.

(d) Functions of the EC Commission in the context of procedures for verification or approval, information, notification or consultation and similar matters shall for the EFTA States be carried out according to procedures established among them. This is without prejudice to paragraphs 2, 3 and 7. The EC Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority or the Standing Committee, as the case may be, shall exchange all information regarding these matters. Any issue arising in this context may be referred to the EEA Joint Committee.

5.   REVIEW AND REPORTING PROCEDURES

Where, according to an act referred to, the EC Commission or another EC body is to prepare a report or an assessment or the like, the EFTA Surveillance Authority or the Standing Committee, as the case may be, shall, unless otherwise agreed, concurrently prepare, as appropriate, a corresponding report or assessment or the like, with regard to the EFTA States. The EC Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority or the Standing Committee, as the case may be, shall consult each other and exchange information during the preparation of their respective reports, copies of which shall be sent to the EEA Joint Committee.

6.   PUBLICATION OF INFORMATION

(a) Where, according to an act referred to, an EC Member State is to publish certain information on facts, procedures and the like, also the EFTA States shall, under the Agreement, publish the relevant information in a corresponding manner.

(b) Where, according to an act referred to, facts, procedures, reports and the like are to be published in the Official Journal of the European Communities, the corresponding information regarding the EFTA States shall be published in a separate EEA section ( 3 ) thereof.

7.   RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

Rights conferred and obligations imposed upon the EC Member States or their public entities, undertakings or individuals in relation to each other, shall be understood to be conferred or imposed upon Contracting Parties, the latter also being understood, as the case may be, as their competent authorities, public entities, undertakings or individuals.

8.   REFERENCES TO TERRITORIES

Whenever the acts referred to contain references to the territory of the ‘Community’ or of the ‘common market’ the references shall for the purposes of the Agreement be understood to be references to the territories of the Contracting Parties as defined in Article 126 of the Agreement.

9.   REFERENCES TO NATIONALS OF EC MEMBER STATES

Whenever the acts referred to contain references to nationals of EC Member States, the references shall for the purposes of the Agreement be understood to be references also to nationals of EFTA States.

10.   REFERENCES TO LANGUAGES

Where an act referred to confers upon the EC Member States or their public entities, undertakings or individuals rights or imposes obligations regarding the use of any of the official languages of the European Communities, the corresponding rights and obligations regarding the use of any of the official languages of all Contracting Parties shall be understood to be conferred or imposed upon Contracting Parties, their competent authorities, public entities, undertakings or individuals.

11.   ENTRY INTO FORCE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTS

Provisions on the entry into force or implementation of the acts referred to in the Annexes to the Agreement are not relevant for the purposes of the Agreement. The time limits and dates for the EFTA States for bringing into force and implementing acts referred to follow from ►M1  the date of entry into force ◄ of the Agreement, as well as from provisions on transitional arrangements.

12.   ADDRESSEES OF THE COMMUNITY ACTS

Provisions indicating that a Community act is addressed to the Member States of the Community are not relevant for the purposes of the Agreement.

▼M108

PROTOCOL 2

on products excluded from the scope of the agreement in accordance with article 8(3)(a)



HS heading No

Description of products

 

 

3502

 

Albumins, albuminates and other albumin derivates:

 

– Egg albumin:

ex 11

– – Dried, other than unfit, or to be rendered unfit, for human consumption

ex 19

– – Other egg albumin, other than unfit, or to be rendered unfit, for human consumption

ex 20

– Milk albumin, including concentrates of two or more whey proteins, other than unfit, or to be rendered unfit, for human consumption

3823

 

Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining; industrial fatty alcohols:

 

– Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining:

ex 11

– – Stearic acid for animal feeding

ex 12

– – Oleic acid for animal feeding

ex 13

– – Tall oil fatty acids for animal feeding

ex 19

– – Other for animal feeding

ex 70

– Industrial fatty alcohols for animal feeding

PROTOCOL 3

concerning products referred to in article 8(3)(b) of the agreement





Article 1

1.  The provisions of the Agreement shall apply to the products listed in Tables I and II, subject to the provisions of this Protocol.

2.  The provisions of this Protocol shall not apply to Liechtenstein ►M153  ————— ◄ .

Article 2

1.  The products specified in Table I shall be subject to the customs duties set out in the Annexes to that Table.

2.  These customs duties shall be subject to annual calendar reviews. They may be adapted by the Joint Committee taking account of the evolution of the costs among the Contracting Parties of the basic agricultural products and/or mutual concessions.

Article 3

1.  This Protocol shall not prevent each Contracting Party from applying its system of export refunds for the goods listed in Table I, taking into account the impact of the differences in prices between the world market and the markets of the Contracting Parties for the basic agricultural products.

2.  Where production refunds or direct subsidies related to the basic agricultural products used in the production of the exported products are granted, the export refund shall be reduced accordingly.

Article 4

The Contracting Parties shall periodically make available to each other the levels of refunds granted in respect of the basic agricultural products for which the products listed in Table I may be eligible and related changes in the agricultural policy including institutional prices.

Article 5

1.  The Contracting Parties may not levy customs duties or charges having equivalent effect on import or grant refunds upon export of the products listed in Table II.

2.  The provisions of Article 4 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the products listed in Table II.

Article 6

At the request of a Contracting Party, this Protocol may be reviewed by the EEA Joint Committee. Such review may involve amendments to Tables I or II relating to the extent of the products covered and the duties applicable.

Article 7

1.  The Contracting Parties shall notify the EEA Joint Committee of the detailed implementing rules adopted for the application of this Protocol.

2.  Any Contracting Party may at any time request a discussion in the EEA Joint Committee on the functioning of this Protocol.



TABLE I

HS heading No

Description of products

 

 

0403

 

Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa:

10

– Yogurt:

ex 10

– – Flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa

90

– Other:

ex 90

– – Flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa

0501

 

Human hair, unworked, whether or not washed or scoured; waste of human hair

0502

 

Pigs', hogs' or boars' bristles and hair; badger hair and other brush making hair; waste of such bristles or hair

0503

 

Horsehair and horsehair waste, whether or not put up as a layer with or without supporting material

0505

 

Skins and other parts or birds, with their feathers or down, feathers and parts of feathers (whether or not with trimmed edges) and down, not further worked than cleaned, disinfected or treated for preservation; powder and waste of feathers or parts of feathers

0507

 

Ivory, tortoise-shell, whalebone and whalebone hair, horns, antlers, hooves, nails, claws and beaks, unworked or simply prepared but not cut to shape; powder and waste of these products

0508

 

Coral and similar materials, unworked or simply prepared but not otherwise worked; shells of molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms and cuttlebone, unworked or simply prepared but not cut to shape; powder and waste thereof

0509

 

Natural sponges of animal origin

0510

 

Ambergris, castoreum, civet and musk; cantharides; bile, whether or not dried; glands and other animal products used in the preparation of pharmaceutical products, fresh, chilled, frozen or otherwise provisionally preserved

0710

 

Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen:

40

– Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

0711

 

Vegetables provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption:

90

– Other vegetables; mixtures of vegetables:

ex 90

– – Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

1302

 

Vegetables saps and extracts; pectic substances, pectinates and pectates; agar-agar and other mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products:

 

– Vegetable saps and extracts:

14

– – Of pyrethrum or of the roots of plants containing rotenone

19

– – Other:

ex 19

– – – Intermixtures of vegetable extracts, for the manufacture of beverages or of food preparations

ex 19

– – – Other medicinal than intermixtures of vegetable extracts for the manufacture of beverages or of food preparations or of vanilla oleoresin

20

– Pectic substances, pectinates and pectates:

ex 20

– – Containing 5 % or more by weight of added sugar

1401

 

Vegetable materials of a kind used primarily for plaiting (for example bamboos, rattans, reeds, rushes, osier, raffia, cleaned, bleached or dyed cereal straw, and of lime bark)

1402

 

Vegetable materials of a kind used primarily as stuffing or as padding (for example kapok, vegetable hair and eel-grass), whether or not put up as a layer with or without supporting material

1403

 

Vegetable materials of a kind used primarily in brooms or in brushes (for example broomcorn piassava, couch-grass and istle), whether or not in hanks or bundles

1404

 

Vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included:

10

– Raw vegetable materials of a kind used primarily in dyeing and tanning

90

– Other

1517

 

Margarine; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of this Chapter, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading No 1516:

10

– Margarine, excluding liquid margarine:

ex 10

– – Containing more than 10 % but not more than 15 % by weight of milk fats

90

– Other:

ex 90

– – Containing more than 10 % but not more than 15 % by weight of milk fats

ex 90

– – Edible mixtures or preparations of a kind used as mould release preparations

1520

 

Glycerol, crude; glycerol waters and glycerol lyes:

ex 00

For feed purpose (1)

1522

 

Degras; residues resulting from the treatment of fatty substances or animal or vegetable waxes:

ex 00

– Degras for feed purpose (1)

1702

 

Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel:

50

– Chemically pure fructose

90

– Other, including invert sugar:

ex 90

– – Chemically pure maltose

1704

 

Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa

1806

 

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa

1901

 

Malt extract; food preparations of flour, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa powder or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of heading Nos 0401 to 0404, not containing cocoa or containing less than 5 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included

1902

 

Pasta, whether or not cooked or stuffed (with meat or other substances) or otherwise prepared, such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni; couscous, whether or not prepared:

 

– Uncooked pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared:

11

– – Containing eggs

19

– – Other

20

– Stuffed pasta, whether or not cooked or otherwise prepared:

ex 20

– – Other than products containing more than 20 % by weight of sausage, meat, meat offal or blood, or any combination thereof

30

– Other pasta

40

– Couscous

1903

 

Tapioca and substitutes thereof prepared from starch, in the form of flakes, grains, pearls, siftings or in similar forms

1904

 

Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products (for example, corn flakes); cereals (other than maize (corn)) in grain form or in the form of flakes or other worked grains (except flour and meal), pre-cooked, or otherwise prepared, not elsewhere specified or included

1905

 

Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products

2001

 

Vegetables, fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid:

90

– Other:

ex 90

– – Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata); palm hearts; yams, sweet potatoes and similar edible parts of plants containing 5 % or more by weight of starch

2004

 

Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen, other than products of heading No 2006:

10

– Potatoes:

ex 10

– – In the form of flour, meal or flakes

90

– Other vegetables and mixtures or vegetables:

ex 90

– – Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

2005

 

Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products of heading No 2006:

20

– Potatoes:

ex 20

– – In the form of flour, meal or flakes

80

– Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

2006

 

Vegetables, fruit, nuts, fruit-peel and other parts of plants, preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystillised):

ex 2006

– Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

2007

 

Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, being cooked preparations, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter

2008

 

Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included:

 

– Nuts, ground-nuts and other seeds, whether or not mixed together:

11

– – Ground-nuts:

ex 11

– – – Peanut butter

ex 11

– – – Ground nuts, roasted

 

– Other, including mixtures other than those of subheading No 2008 19 :

ex 91

– – Palm hearts for feed purpose (1)

99

– – Other:

ex 99

– – – Maize (corn), other than sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

2101

 

Extracts, essences and concentrates, of coffee, tea or maté and preparations with a basis of these products or with a basis of coffee, tea or maté; roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof:

 

– Extracts, essences and concentrates, of coffee, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of coffee:

12

– – Preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of coffee:

ex 12

– – – Containing by weight 1,5 % or more milk fat, 2,5 % or more milk proteins, 5 % or more sugar or 5 % or more starch

20

– Extracts, essences and concentrates, of tea or maté, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates, or with a basis of tea or maté:

ex 20

– – Containing by weight 1,5 % or more milk fat, 2,5 % or more milk proteins, 5 % or more sugar or 5 % or more starch

30

– Roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof:

ex 30

– – Other roasted coffee substitutes than roasted chicory; extracts, essences and concentrates of other roasted coffee substitutes than roasted chicory

2102

 

Yeasts (active or inactive); other single-cell micro-organisms, dead (but not including vaccines of heading No 3002); prepared baking powders

2103

 

Sauces and preparations thereof; mixed condiments and mixed seasonings; mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard:

20

– Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces

30

– Mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard:

ex 30

– – Prepared mustard containing 5 % or more by weight of added sugar

90

– Other:

ex 90

– – Other than mango chutney, liquid

2104

 

Soups and broths and preparations thereof; homogenised composite food preparations

2105

 

Ice cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa (2)

2106

 

Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included (3):

ex 2106

– Other than flavoured or coloured sugar syrups

2202

 

Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading No 2009

2203

 

Beer made from malt

2205

 

Vermouth and other wine of fresh grapes flavoured with plants or aromatic substances

2207

 

Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages:

20

– Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength

2208

 

Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages:

40

– Rum and tafia

50

– Gin and genever

60

– Vodka

70

– Liqueurs and cordials:

ex 70

– – Liqueurs containing more than 5 % by weight of added sugar

90

– Other:

ex 90

– – Aquavit

2209

 

Vinegar and substitutes for vinegar obtained from acetic acid

2402

 

Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes

2403

 

Other manufactured tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes; homogenised or reconstituted tobacco; tobacco extracts and essences

2905

 

Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

 

– Other polyhydric alcohols:

43

– – Mannitol

44

– – D-glucitol (sorbitol)

3302

 

Mixtures of odoriferous substances and mixtures (including alcoholic solutions) with a basis of one or more of these substances, of a kind used as raw materials in industry; other preparations based on odoriferous substances, of a kind used for the manufacture of beverages:

10

– Of a kind used in the food or drink industries

3501

 

Casein, caseinates and other casein derivatives; casein glues

3505

 

Dextrins and other modified starches (for example, pre-gelatinised or esterified starches); glues based on starches, or on dextrins or other modified starches

3809

 

Finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the drying or fixing or dyestuffes and other products and preparations (for example, dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included:

10

– With a basis of amylaceous substances

3824

 

Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixture of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included; residual products of the chemical or allied industries, not elsewhere specified or included:

60

– Sorbitol other than that of subheading No 2905 44

(1)   This split is only applicable to Norway.

(2)   With regard to Iceland, the provisions of Protocol 3 shall not apply to products classified within heading No 2105.

(3)   With regard to Iceland, the provisions of Protocol 3 shall not apply to preparations consisting mainly of fat and water, containing more than 15 % by weight of butter or other milkfat classified within subheading No 2106 90 .

ANNEX I TO TABLE I

Community Import Regime

1. The following basic amounts will be used for the calculation of the agricultural components and the additional duties:

 Cereal (common wheat, durum wheat, rye, barley and maize): 7,583 EUR/100 kg

 Long grain husked rice: 25,610 EUR/100 kg

 Whole milk powder: 126,488 EUR/100 kg

 Skimmed-milk powder: 115,236 EUR/100 kg

 Butter: 183,912 EUR/100 kg

 Sugar: 40,640 EUR/100 kg

 Molasses: 0,34 EUR/100 kg.

2. The de minimis quantity below which a duty will not be applied for starch/glucose and sucrose/invert sugar/isoglucose will be 5 %.

3. The intervals of the notional quantities and the agreed quantities of agricultural raw materials to be taken into account, as well as the standard recipes used in the calculation of the customs duties, are set out in the Appendix.

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4. The customs duties for the products listed in the table below are as specified.



CN Code

Applied duty

Comments

0501 00 00

Zero

 

0502 10 00

Zero

 

0502 90 00

Zero

 

0503 00 00

Zero

 

0505 10 10

Zero

 

0505 10 90

Zero

 

0505 90 00

Zero

 

0507 10 00

Zero

 

0507 90 00

Zero

 

0508 00 00

Zero

 

0509 00 10

Zero

 

0509 00 90

Zero

 

0510 00 00

Zero

 

1302 14 00

Zero

 

1302 19 30

Zero

 

1302 19 91

Zero

 

ex 1302 20 10

18,6 %

Containing 5 % or more by weight of added sugar

ex 1302 20 90

10,9 %

Containing 5 % or more by weight of added sugar

1401 10 00

Zero

 

1401 20 00

Zero

 

1401 90 00

Zero

 

1402 00 00

Zero

 

1403 00 00

Zero

 

1404 10 00

Zero

 

1404 90 00

Zero

 

1517 10 10

0 % + 26,1 EUR/100 kg

 

1517 90 10

0 % + 26,1 EUR/100 kg

 

1517 90 93

Zero

 

1702 50 00

Zero

 

1702 90 10

Zero

 

1704 90 10

Zero

 

1806 10 15

Zero

 

1901 90 91

Zero

 

1902 20 10

8,2 %

 

2001 90 60

Zero

 

ex 2006 00 38

9,12 EUR/100 kg

Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

ex 2006 00 99

9,12 EUR/100 kg

Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)

2007 10 10

13,98 % + 4,07 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 10 91

13,14 %

 

2007 10 99

15,15 %

 

2007 91 10

11,64 % + 22,31 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 91 30

11,64 % + 4,07 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 91 90

18,90 %

 

2007 99 10

19,53 %

 

2007 99 20

13,98 % + 19,11 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 99 31

13,98 % + 22,31 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 99 33

13,98 % + 22,31 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 99 35

13,98 % + 22,31 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 99 39

7 % + 22,31 EUR/100 kg

 

2007 99 55

13,98 % + 4,07 EUR/100 kg

 

ex 2007 99 57

13,98 % + 4,07 EUR/100 kg

Chestnut purée and paste

ex 2007 99 57

7 % + 4,07 EUR/100 kg

Other than chestnut purée and paste

2007 99 91

20,97 %

 

2007 99 93

13,14 %

 

2007 99 98

16,31 %

 

2008 11 10

Zero

 

2008 11 92

Zero

 

2008 11 96

Zero

 

2102 10 10

Zero

 

2102 10 90

Zero

 

2102 20 11

Zero

 

2102 20 19

Zero

 

2102 20 90

Zero

 

2102 30 00

Zero

 

2103 20 00

Zero

 

ex 2103 30 90

Zero

Containing 5 % or more by weight of added sugar

2103 90 30

Zero

 

2103 90 90

Zero

 

2104 10 10

Zero

 

2104 10 90

Zero

 

2104 20 00

Zero

 

2106 10 20

12,4 %

 

2106 90 10

24,25 EUR/100 kg

 

2106 90 20

16,8 % min 0,97 EUR/% vol/hl

 

2106 90 92

Zero

 

2202 10 00

Zero (1)

 

2202 90 10

Zero (1)

 

2203 00 01

Zero

 

2203 00 09

Zero

 

2203 00 10

Zero

 

2205 10 10

Zero

 

2205 10 90

Zero

 

2205 90 10

Zero

 

2205 90 90

Zero

 

2207 20 00

9,9 EUR/hl

 

2208 40 11

Zero

 

2208 40 31

Zero

 

2208 40 39

Zero

 

2208 40 51

Zero

 

2208 40 91

Zero

 

2208 40 99

Zero

 

2208 50 11

Zero

 

2208 50 19

Zero

 

2208 50 91

Zero

 

2208 50 99

Zero

 

2208 60 11

Zero

 

2208 60 19

Zero

 

2208 60 91

Zero

 

2208 60 99

Zero

 

2208701011

Zero

Containing more than 5 % by weight of added sugar

2208709011

Zero

Containing more than 5 % by weight of added sugar

2208905610

Zero

Aquavit

2208907710

Zero

Aquavit

2209 00 11

3,10 EUR/hl

 

2209 00 19

2,33 EUR/hl

 

2209 00 91

2,49 EUR/hl

 

2209 00 99

1,50 EUR/hl

 

2402 10 00

12,60 %

 

2402 20 10

Zero

 

2402 20 90

27,95 %

 

2402 90 00

27,95 %

 

2403 10 10

36,35 %

 

2403 10 90

36,35 %

 

2403 91 00

8,05 %

 

2403 99 10

20,2 %

 

2403 99 90

Zero

 

3302 10 21

5,8 %

 

3501 10 10

Zero

 

3501105010

Zero

Of a water content of more than 50 % by weight

3501105090

2,9 %

Of a water content not exceeding 50 % by weight

3501 10 90

8,7 %

 

3501 90 10

8,1 %

 

3501 90 90

6,2 %

 

3505 10 50

7,5 %

 

(1)   The zero rate is temporarily suspended. For Iceland, the preferential arrangement provided for by Protocol No 2 to the bilateral Free Trade Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Iceland shall apply (zero duty rate). For Norway, Protocol 2 to the bilateral Free Trade Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Norway will be adapted to include a duty free quota on imports of these goods originating in Norway into the Community.

5. The ad valorem part of the customs duties for the following products is 0 %:

0403 10 51 to 0403 10 59

0403 10 91 to 0403 10 99

0403 90 71 to 0403 90 79

0403 90 91 to 0403 90 99

0710 40 00

0711 90 30

1704 10

1704 90 30 to 1704 90 99

1806 10 20 to 1806 10 90

1806 20 10 to 1806 20 50

1806 20 70

1806 20 80

1806 20 95

1806 31 00

1806 32

1806 90 11 to 1806 90 50

1806 90 60 10

1806 90 60 90

1806 90 70 10

1806 90 70 90

1806 90 90 11

1806 90 90 19

1806 90 90 91

1806 90 90 99

1901 10 00

1901 20 00

1901 90 11

1901 90 19

1901 90 99

1902 11 00

1902 19

1902 20 91

1902 20 99

1902 30

1902 40

1903 00 00

1904

1905

2001 90 30

2001 90 40

2004 10 91

2004 90 10

2005 20 10

2005 80 00

2008 99 85

2008 99 91

2101 12 98 91

2101 20 98 90

2101 30 19

2101 30 99

2105 00

2106 10 80

2106 90 98

2202 90 91 to 2202 90 99

3302 10 29

3505 10 10

3505 10 90

3505 20

3809 10 .

6. The ad valorem part of the customs duties for the following products is 5,8 %:

2905 44

3824 60 .

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7. The ad valorem part of the customs duties for the following product is 7,8 %:

2905 43 00 .

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8. Tariff codes set out in this Annex refer to those applicable in the Community on 1 January 2004. The terms of this Annex will not be affected by any changes that may be made in the tariff nomenclature.

▼M108

Appendix

Quantities and recipes referred to in paragraph 3



(per 100 kg of goods)

Quantities to be taken into account within the bands — milk and milk products

Milk fat

(% of weight)

Milk prot.

(% of weight)

Skimmed-milk powder

(kg)

WMP

(kg)

Butter

(kg)

0–1,5

0–2,5

0

0

0

2,5–6

14

0

0

6–18

42

0

0

18–30

75

0

0

30–60

146

0

0

60->

208

0

0

1,5–3

0–2,5

0

0

3

2,5–6

14

0

3

6–18

42

0

3

18–30

75

0

3

30–60

146

0

3

60->

208

0

3

3–6

0–2,5

0

0

6

2,5–12

12

20

0

12->

71

0

6

6–9

0–4

0

0

10

4–15

10

32

0

15->

71

0

10

9–12

0–6

0

0

14

6–18

9

43

0

18->

70

0

14

12–18

0–6

0

0

20

6–18

0

56

2

18->

65

0

20

18–26

0–6

0

0

29

6->

50

0

29

26–40

0–6

0

0

45

6->

38

0

45

40–55

0

0

0

63

55–70

0

0

0

81

70–85

0

0

0

99

85->

0

0

0

117



(per 100 kg of goods)

Quantities to be taken into account within the bands — other than milk products

Banding

To be applied

White sugar (kg)

Common wheat (kg)

Maize (kg)

Sucrose, invert sugar and/or isoglucose

0–5

0

 

 

5–30

24

 

 

30–50

45

 

 

50–70

65

 

 

70->

93

 

 

Starch/glucose

0–5

 

0

0

5–25

 

22

22

25–70

 

47

47

50–75

 

74

74

75->

 

101

101



Standard recipes used in the calculation of customs duties upon importation into the Community

CN Code

Common wheat

Durum wheat

Rye

Barley

Maize

Rice

White sugar

Molasses

Skimmed-milk powder

Whole-milk powder

Butter

kg

kg

kg

kg

kg

kg

kg

kg

kg

kg

kg

0403 10 51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

0403 10 53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

0403 10 59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

 

68

0403 10 91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

2

0403 10 93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

5

0403 10 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

10

0403 90 71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

0403 90 73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

0403 90 79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

 

68

0403 90 91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

2

0403 90 93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

5

0403 90 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

10

0710 40 00

 

 

 

 

100  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0711 90 30

 

 

 

 

100  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1704 10 11

 

 

 

 

30

 

58

 

 

 

 

1704 10 19

 

 

 

 

30

 

58

 

 

 

 

1704 10 91

 

 

 

 

16

 

70

 

 

 

 

1704 10 99

 

 

 

 

16

 

70

 

 

 

 

1704 90 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

20

 

1806 10 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

1806 10 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

1806 10 90

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

1806 32 90  (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

20

 

1901 90 11

 

 

 

195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1901 90 19

 

 

 

159

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 11 00

 

167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 19 10  (3)

 

167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 19 90  (4)

67

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 20 91

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 20 99

 

116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 30 10

 

167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 30 90

 

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 40 10

 

167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 40 90

 

66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903 00 00

 

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

 

 

 

1904 10 10

 

 

 

 

213

 

 

 

 

 

 

1904 10 30

 

 

 

 

 

174

 

 

 

 

 

1904 10 90

 

53

 

53

53

53

 

 

 

 

 

1904 20 91

 

 

 

 

213

 

 

 

 

 

 

1904 20 95

 

 

 

 

 

174

 

 

 

 

 

1904 20 99

 

53

 

53

53

53

 

 

 

 

 

1904 90 10

 

 

 

 

 

174

 

 

 

 

 

►M142  19049080  ◄

 

174

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905 10 00

 

 

140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905 20 10

44

 

40

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

1905 20 30

33

 

30

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

 

1905 20 90

22

 

20

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

1905 90 10

168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905 90 20

 

 

 

 

644

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 90 30

 

 

 

 

100  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 90 40

 

 

 

 

40  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 90 10

 

 

 

 

100  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 80 00

 

 

 

 

100  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 99 85

 

 

 

 

100  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 99 91

 

 

 

 

40  (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2101 30 19

 

 

 

137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2101 30 99

 

 

 

245

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2102 10 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

425

 

 

 

2102 10 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

125

 

 

 

2105 00 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

10

 

 

2105 00 91

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

23

 

2105 00 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

35

 

2202 90 91

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

8

 

 

2202 90 95

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

6

 

2202 90 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

13

 

2905 43 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

300

 

 

 

 

2905 44 11

 

 

 

 

172

 

 

 

 

 

 

2905 44 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

 

2905 44 91

 

 

 

 

245

 

 

 

 

 

 

2905 44 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

128

 

 

 

 

3505 10 10

 

 

 

 

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

3505 10 90

 

 

 

 

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

3505 20 10

 

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

3505 20 30

 

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

3505 20 50

 

 

 

 

151

 

 

 

 

 

 

3505 20 90

 

 

 

 

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

3809 10 10

 

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

3809 10 30

 

 

 

 

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

3809 10 50

 

 

 

 

161

 

 

 

 

 

 

3809 10 90

 

 

 

 

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

3824 60 11

 

 

 

 

172

 

 

 

 

 

 

3824 60 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

 

 

 

 

3824 60 91

 

 

 

 

245

 

 

 

 

 

 

3824 60 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

128

 

 

 

 

(1)   For 100 kg of drained sweet potatoes or maize.

(2)   For the goods containing by weight 3% or more but less than 6% of milkfat, the additional code 6920 is applicable.

(3)   For durum wheat, pasta, not containing or containing by weight not more than 3% of other cereals, the additional code 6921 is applicable.

(4)   For other goods under this subheading than durum wheat, pasta, not containing or containing by weight not more than 3% of other cereals, the additional code 6922 is applicable.

ANNEX II TO TABLE I

Icelandic Import Regime

1.

 



Icelandic Tariff Code

Description of products

Applied duty

(ISK/kg)

0403

Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa:

 

0403.1011

– Yogurt containing cocoa

53

0403.1012

– Yogurt containing fruit or nuts

53

0403.1013

– Yogurt, flavoured, n.e.s.

53

0403.1021

– Yogurt as beverage containing cocoa

51

0403.1022

– Yogurt as beverage containing fruit or nuts

51

ex 0403.1029

– Yogurt as beverage, flavoured, n.e.s.

51

0403.9011

– Other containing cocoa

45

0403.9012

– Other containing fruit or nuts

45

0403.9013

– Other, flavoured, n.e.s.

45

0403.9021

– Other as beverage containing cocoa

45

0403.9022

– Other as beverage containing fruit or nuts

45

ex 0403.9029

– Other as beverage, flavoured, n.e.s.

45

1517

Margarine; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of this Chapter, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading No 1516:

 

1517.1001

– Margarine, excluding liquid margarine, containing more than 10 % but not more than 15 % by weight of milk fats

88

1517.1001

– Other than margarine, excluding liquid margarine, containing more than 10 % but not more than 15 % by weight of milk fats

88

1806

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa:

– Other preparations in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg:

 

1806.2003

– – Cocoa powder, excluding products of heading No 1901, containing by weight 30 % or more of fresh milk powder and/or skimmed-milk powder, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, but not mixed with other substances

109

1806.2004

– – Cocoa powder, excluding products of heading No 1901, containing by weight less than 30 % of fresh milk powder and/or skimmed-milk powder, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, but not mixed with other substances

39

1806.2005

– – Other preparations, excluding products of heading No 1901, containing by weight 30 % or more of fresh milk powder and/or skimmed-milk powder

109

1806.2006

– – Other preparations, excluding products of heading No 1901, containing by weight less than 30 % of fresh milk powder and/or skimmed-milk powder

39

 

– Other in blocks, slabs or bars:

 

1806.3101

– – Filled chocolate in slabs or bars

51

1806.3109

– – Other filled in blocks, slabs and bars

51

1806.3202

– – Not filled chocolate containing cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa butter and milk powder, in slabs or bars

47

1806.3203

– – Not filled imitation chocolate in slabs or bars

39

1806.3209

– – Other not filled in blocks, slabs and bars

21

 

– Other:

– – Substances for the manufacture of beverages:

 

1806.9011

– – – Prepared substances for beverages, with a basis of goods of headings Nos 0401 to 0404, containing by weight 5 % or more of cocoa powder calculated on a totally defatted basis, n.e.s., sugar or other sweetening matter, in addition to other minor ingredients and flavouring matter

22

 

– – Other than substances for the manufacture of beverages:

 

1806.9022

– – – Food specially prepared for infants and for dietetic purposes

18

1806.9023

– – – Easter eggs

48

1806.9024

– – – Ice-cream sauces and dips

39

1806.9025

– – – Coated or covered, such as raisins, nuts,

‘puffed’

cereals, liquorice, caramels and jellies

53

1806.9026

– – – Chocolate creams (konfekt)

48

1806.9028

– – – Cocoa powder, excluding products of heading No 1901, containing by weight 30 % or more of fresh milk powder and/or skimmed-milk powder, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, but not mixed with other substances

118

1806.9029

– – – Cocoa powder, excluding products of heading No 1901, containing by weight less than 30 % of fresh milk powder and/or skimmed-milk powder, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, but not mixed with other substances

43

1806.9039

– – – Other

47

1901

Malt extract; food preparations of flour, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of headings Nos 0401 to 0404, not containing cocoa or containing less than 5 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included:

– Mixes and doughs for the preparation of bakers' wares of heading No 1905, containing a total of 3 % or more of fresh milk powder, skimmed-milk powder, eggs, milkfat (such as butter), cheese or meat:

 

1901.2012

– – For the preparation of gingerbread and the like of heading No 1905.2000

25

1901.2013

– – For the preparation of sweet biscuits of headings Nos 1905.3011 and 1905.3029, including cookies

17

1901.2014

– – For the preparation of ginger snaps of heading No 1905.3021

29

1901.2015

– – For the preparation of waffles and wafers of heading No 1905.3030

10

1901.2016

– – For the preparation of rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products of heading No 1905.4000

15

1901.2017

– – For the preparation of bread of heading No 1905.9011 with filling based on butter or other dairy products

39

1901.2018

– – For the preparation of bread of heading No 1905.9019

5

1901.2019

– – For the preparation of plain biscuits of heading No 1905.9020

5

1901.2022

– – For the preparation of cakes and pastry of heading No 1905.9040

33

1901.2023

– – Mixes and doughs, containing meat, for the preparation of pies, including pizza, of heading No 1905.9051

97

1901.2024

– – Mixes and doughs, containing ingredients other than meat, for the preparation of pizza and the like of heading No 1905.9059

53

1901.2029

– – For the preparation of products of heading No 1905.9090

43

1902

Pasta, whether or not cooked or stuffed (with meat or other substances) or otherwise prepared, such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni; couscous, whether or not prepared:

 

1902.1100

– Uncooked pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, containing eggs

8

 

– Stuffed pasta, whether or not cooked or otherwise prepared:

 

1902.2022

– – Stuffed with preparations of sausages, meat, meat offal or blood or mixtures thereof in a proportion of 3 % but not more than 20 % by weight of sausages, meat, meat offal or blood or mixtures thereof

41

1902.2031

– – Stuffed with cheese in a proportion of more than 3 % by weight of cheese

35

1902.2041

– – Stuffed with meat and cheese in a proportion of more than 20 % by weight of meat and cheese

142

1902.2042

– – Stuffed with meat and cheese in a proportion of 3 % but not more than 20 % by weight of meat and cheese

41

 

– Other pasta:

 

1902.3021

– – With sausages, meat, meat offal or blood or mixtures thereof in a proportion of 3 % but not more than 20 % by weight

41

1902.3031

– – With cheese in a proportion of more than 3 % by weight

35

1902.3041

– – With meat and cheese in a proportion of 3 % but not more than 20 % by weight

41

1902.4021

– Couscous with sausages, meat, meat offal or blood or mixtures thereof in a proportion of 3 % but not more than 20 % by weight

41

1903

Tapioca and substitutes thereof prepared from starch, in the form of flakes, grains, pearls, siftings or in similar forms:

 

1903.0001

– In retail packings of 5 kg or less

Zero

1903.0009

– Other than in retail packings of 5 kg or less

Zero

1904

Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products (for example, corn flakes); cereals [other than maize (corn)] in grain form or in the form of flakes or other worked grains (except flour and meal), pre-cooked or otherwise prepared, not elsewhere specified or included:

– Other:

 

1904.9001

– – Containing meat in a proportion of 3 % but not more than 20 % by weight

42

1905

Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products:

 

1905.2000

– Gingerbread and the like

83

 

– Sweet biscuits; waffles and wafers coated or covered with chocolate or with fondants containing cocoa:

 

1905.3011

– – Sweet biscuits (including cookies)

17

1905.3019

– – Other than sweet biscuits

16

 

– Sweet biscuits; waffles and wafers not coated or covered with chocolate or with fondants containing cocoa:

– – Sweet biscuits (including cookies):

 

1905.3021

– – – Ginger snaps

31

1905.3022

– – – Sweet biscuits and cookies, containing less than 20 % of sugar

23

1905.3029

– – – Other than sweet biscuits and cookies

19

1905.3030

– – Other

11

1905.4000

– Rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products

16

 

– Other:

– – Bread:

 

1905.9011

– – – With a filling consisting essentially of butter or other dairy products (for example, garlic butter)

39

1905.9019

– – – Other

5

1905.9020

– – Plain biscuits

5

1905.9040

– – Cakes and pastry

35

 

– – Pies, including pizza:

 

1905.9051

– – – Containing meat

97

1905.9059

– – – Other

53

1905.9090

– – Other

45

2103

Sauces and preparations thereof; mixed condiments and mixed seasonings; mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard:

– Other than soya sauce, tomato ketchup and other tomato, mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard sauces:

 

2103.9020

– – Mayonnaise

19

2103.9030

– – Sauces of oil n.e.s. (for example remoulades sauces)

19

2103.9051

– – Containing meat in a proportion of more than 20 % by weight

97

2103.9052

– – Containing meat in a proportion of 3 % or more but not more than 20 % by weight

52

2104

Soups and broths and preparations thereof; homogenised composite food preparations:

– Soups and broths and preparations thereof:

 

2104.1001

– – Preparations of vegetable soups with a basis of flour, meal, starch or malt extract

3

2104.1002

– – Other soup powder in packings of 5 kg or more

31

2104.1003

– – Canned fish soups

27

 

– – Other soups:

 

2104.1011

– – – Containing meat in a proportion exceeding 20 % by weight

78

2104.1012

– – – Containing meat in a proportion of 3 % but not exceeding 20 % by weight

44

2104.1019

– – – Other

21

 

– – Other:

 

2104.1021

– – – Containing meat in a proportion exceeding 20 % by weight

78

2104.1022

– – – Containing meat in a proportion of 3 % but not exceeding 20 % by weight

44

2104.1029

– – – Other

21

 

– Homogenised composite food preparations:

 

2104.2001

– – Containing meat in a proportion exceeding 20 % by weight

97

2104.2002

– – Containing meat in a proportion of 3 % but not exceeding 20 % by weight

51

2104.2003

– – Containing fish, crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

24

2104.2009

– – Other

24

2106

Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included:

– Other:

– – Powder for making desserts:

 

2106.9041

– – – In retail packings of 5 kg or less, containing milk powder, egg white or egg yolks

67

2106.9048

– – – Other, containing milk powder, egg white or egg yolks

80

2106.9049

– – – Other, not containing milk powder, egg white or egg yolks

67

2106.9064

– – Containing meat in a proportion of 3 % up to and including 20 % by weight

41

2202

Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading No 2009:

– Other:

– – Of dairy products with other ingredients, provided that the dairy products are 75 % or more by weight excluding packings:

 

2202.9011

– – – In packings of paperboard

41

2202.9012

– – – In disposable packings of steel

41

2202.9013

– – – In disposable packings of aluminium

41

2202.9014

– – – In disposable packings of glass exceeding 500 ml

41

2202.9015

– – – In disposable packings of glass not exceeding 500 ml

41

2202.9016

– – – In disposable packings of plastics, coloured

41

2202.9017

– – – In disposable packings of plastics, not coloured

41

2202.9019

– – – Other

41

2. Tariff codes set out in this Annex refer to those applicable in Iceland on 1 July 2001. The terms of this Annex will not be affected by any changes that may be made in the tariff nomenclature.

3.

 



HS code

Description of products

 

 

2105

 

Ice cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa

2106

 

Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included:

.90

– Other:

ex .90

– – Preparations consisting mainly of fat and water, containing more than 15 % by weight of butter or other milkfat

4. The temporary arrangement set out in paragraph 3 shall be taken up for a review by the Contracting Parties before the end of 2007.

ANNEX III TO TABLE I

Norwegian Import Regime

1.

The following reference rates (NOK/kg) of the agricultural raw materials will be used for the calculation of the duties for the processed agricultural products, except as provided for in paragraph 6:



 

Matrix ()

Standard recipes

Actual content

Whole milk powder (*)

11,43

11,43

11,43

Skimmed-milk powder (*)

12,16

12,16

12,16

Butter (*)

12,74

12,74

12,74

Milk for yogurt

 ()

3,01

3,01

Milk for beverages

 ()

2,23

2,23

Liquid whole milk

 ()

1,43

Liquid skimmed milk

 ()

1,07

Condensed milk fat

 ()

4,98

Condensed milk skimmed

 ()

4,72

Milk powder 20 % fat

 ()

11,41

Buttermilk powder

 ()

11,93

Cream

 ()

4,48

Cream mixture

 ()

5,33

Heavy sour cream

 ()

6,69

Cream powder

 ()

10,77

Whey powder

 ()

3,00

Caseinates

 ()

33,47

Milk albumin

 ()

33,47

Wheat flour (*)

1,96

1,96

1,96

Rye flour

1,96

2,16

1,96

Durum flour

1,96

1,32

1,96

Barley flour

1,96

1,96

Rye wheat flour

1,96

1,96

Maize flour

0

0

Rice flour

0

0

Flour of other cereals

0

0

Common wheat

1,52

1,52

Durum wheat

0,98

0,98

Barley

1,37

1,37

Oats

1,17

1,17

Rye

1,46

1,46

Rye wheat

1,46

1,46

Maize

0

0

Other cereals

0

0

Wheat bran

1,96

1,96

Oat bran

1,96

1,96

Rolled oats

1,96

1,96

Wheat malt

0

0

Barley malt

0

0

Wheat gluten

0

0

Rice

0

0

Potato starch (*)

4,41

4,41

4,41

Other starch (*)

4,41

4,41

Modified starch

4,41

4,41

Glucose and glucose syrup

4,41

4,41

4,41

Sugar

0

0

Maltodextrine

0

0

Potatoes

0,81

0,81

Flour and flakes of potatoes

3,75

12,01

12,01

Beef meat, boneless (14 % fat) (*)

25,89

25,89

25,89

Pig meat (23 % fat)

19,23

19,23

19,23

Sheep meat

8,63

8,63

Poultry meat

3,02

3,02

Fats other than butter

0

0

Frozen raspberries (*)

4,29  ()

4,29  ()

Raspberry concentrate

22,22  ()

22,22  ()

Frozen blackcurrants

0  ()

0  ()

Blackcurrant concentrate

0  ()

0  ()

Frozen strawberries

4,45  ()

4,45  ()

4,45  ()

Strawberry concentrate

23,05  ()

23,05  ()

Apple pulp

0