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2005/690/: Council Decision of 18 July 2005 on the conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part
Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part

OJ L 265, 10.10.2005, p. 1–1 (CS, ET, LV, LT, HU, PL, SK, SL)
OJ L 265, 10.10.2005, p. 1–228 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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10.10.2005   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 265/1


COUNCIL DECISION

of 18 July 2005

on the conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part

(2005/690/EC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 310 in conjunction with the second sentence of the first subparagraph of Article 300(2) and the second subparagraph of Article 300(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the assent of the European Parliament (1),

Whereas:

(1)

The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part, was signed on behalf of the European Community in Valencia on 22 April 2002, subject to its possible conclusion at a later date.

(2)

The said Agreement should be concluded,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

1.   The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part, including Annexes and Protocols annexed thereto and the joint declarations and declarations of the European Community attached to the Final Act are hereby approved on behalf of the European Community.

2.   The texts referred to in paragraph 1 are attached to this Decision.

Article 2

1.   The position to be taken by the Community within the Association Council and the Association Committee shall be determined by the Council on the basis of a proposal by the Commission or, where appropriate, by the Commission, each in accordance with the corresponding provisions of the Treaties.

2.   In accordance with Article 93 of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement, the President of the Council shall preside over the Association Council. A representative of the Commission shall preside over the Association Committee in accordance with the Rules of Procedure thereof.

3.   The decision to publish the decisions of the Association Council and the Association Committee in the Official Journal of the European Union shall be taken on a case-by-case basis by the Council and the Commission respectively.

Article 3

The President of the Council, on behalf of the European Community, is hereby authorised to designate the person or persons empowered to deposit the act of notification provided for in Article 110 of the Agreement.

Done at Brussels, 18 July 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. STRAW


(1)  OJ C 279 E, 20.11.2003, p. 115.


EURO-MEDITERRANEAN AGREEMENT

establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part

THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM,

THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK,

THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,

THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC,

THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN,

THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,

IRELAND,

THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC,

THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG,

THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS,

THE AUSTRIAN REPUBLIC,

THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC,

THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND,

THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN,

THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND,

Contracting Parties to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

hereinafter referred to as the ‘Member States’, and

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, hereinafter referred to as the Community, of the one part, and

THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA hereinafter referred to as ‘Algeria’,

of the other part,

CONSIDERING the proximity and interdependence which historic links and common values have established between the Community, its Member States and Algeria,

CONSIDERING that the Community, its Member States and Algeria wish to strengthen those links and to establish lasting relations, based on reciprocity, solidarity, partnership and co-development,

CONSIDERING the importance which the Parties attach to the principles of the United Nations Charter, particularly the observance of human rights and political and economic freedom, which form the very basis of the Association,

CONSCIOUS, on the one hand, of the importance of relations in an overall Euro-Mediterranean context and, on the other, of the objective of integration between the countries of the Maghreb,

DESIROUS of fully achieving the objectives of the association between them by implementing the relevant provisions of this Agreement to bring the levels of economic and social development of the Community and Algeria closer to each other,

CONSCIOUS of the importance of this Agreement, which is based on reciprocity of interests, mutual concessions, cooperation and dialogue,

DESIROUS of establishing and developing political consultation on bilateral and international issues of mutual interest;

CONSCIOUS that terrorism and international organised crime represent a threat to the fulfilment of the objectives of the partnership and to stability in the region,

TAKING ACCOUNT of the Community's willingness to provide Algeria with decisive support in its endeavours to bring about economic reform and adjustment and social development,

CONSIDERING the commitment of both the Community and Algeria to free trade, in compliance with the rights and obligations arising out of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in its post-Uruguay Round form,

DESIROUS of establishing cooperation sustained by regular dialogue on economic, scientific, technological, social, cultural, audio-visual and environmental issues in order to achieve better mutual understanding,

CONFIRMING that the provisions of this Agreement that fall within the scope of Part III, Title IV of the Treaty establishing the European Community bind the United Kingdom and Ireland as separate Contracting Parties, and not as Member States of the Community, until the United Kingdom or Ireland (as the case may be) notifies Algeria that it has become bound as part of the Community in accordance with the Protocol on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland annexed to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community. The same applies to Denmark, in accordance with the Protocol on the position of Denmark,

CONVINCED that this Agreement provides a suitable framework for the development of a partnership based on private initiative, and that it will create a climate conducive to economic, trade and investment relations between the Parties, a consideration which offers vital backing for economic restructuring and technological modernisation,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

1.   An Association is hereby established between the Community and its Member States of the one part and Algeria of the other part.

2.   The aims of this Agreement are to:

provide an appropriate framework for political dialogue between the Parties, allowing the development of close relations and cooperation in all areas they consider relevant to such dialogue,

promote trade and the expansion of harmonious economic and social relations between the Parties and establish the conditions for the gradual liberalisation of trade in goods, services and capital,

facilitate human exchanges, particularly in the context of administrative procedures,

encourage integration of the Maghreb countries by promoting trade and cooperation within the Maghreb group and between it and the Community and its Member States,

promote economic, social, cultural and financial cooperation.

Article 2

Respect for the democratic principles and fundamental human rights established by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights shall inspire the domestic and international policies of the Parties and shall constitute an essential element of this Agreement.

TITLE I

POLITICAL DIALOGUE

Article 3

1.   A regular political and security dialogue shall be established between the Parties. It shall help build lasting links of solidarity between the partners which will contribute to the prosperity, stability and security of the Mediterranean region and bring about a climate of understanding and tolerance between cultures.

2.   Political dialogue and cooperation are intended in particular to:

(a)

facilitate rapprochement between the Parties through the development of better mutual understanding and regular coordination on international issues of common interest;

(b)

enable each party to consider the position and interests of the other;

(c)

contribute to consolidating security and stability in the Euro-Mediterranean region;

(d)

help develop joint initiatives.

Article 4

Political dialogue shall cover all issues of common interest to the Parties, in particular the conditions required to ensure peace, security and regional development through support for cooperation.

Article 5

Political dialogue shall be established at regular intervals and whenever necessary, notably:

(a)

at ministerial level, mainly in the framework of the Association Council;

(b)

at the level of senior officials representing Algeria, on the one hand, and the Council Presidency and the Commission on the other;

(c)

taking full advantage of all diplomatic channels including regular briefings, consultations on the occasion of international meetings and contacts between diplomatic representatives in third countries;

(d)

where appropriate, by any other means which would contribute to consolidating dialogue and increasing its effectiveness.

TITLE II

FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS

Article 6

The Community and Algeria shall gradually establish a free-trade area over a transitional period lasting a maximum of 12 years starting from the date of the entry into force of this Agreement in accordance with the following provisions and in conformity with those of the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the other multilateral agreements on trade in goods annexed to the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation (WTO), hereinafter referred to as ‘GATT’.

CHAPTER 1

Industrial products

Article 7

The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to products originating in the Community and Algeria falling within Chapters 25 to 97 of the Combined Nomenclature and of the Algerian Customs tariff with the exception of the products listed in Annex 1.

Article 8

Products originating in Algeria shall be imported into the Community free of customs duties and charges having equivalent effect.

Article 9

1.   Customs duties and charges having equivalent effect applicable on import into Algeria of products originating in the Community listed in Annex 2 shall be abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement.

2.   Customs duties and charges having equivalent effect applicable on import into Algeria of the products originating in the Community listed in Annex 3 shall be progressively abolished in accordance with the following timetable:

two years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 80 % of the basic duty,

three years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 70 % of the basic duty,

four years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 60 % of the basic duty,

five years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 40 % of the basic duty,

six years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 20 % of the basic duty.

seven years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement the remaining duties shall be abolished.

3.   Customs duties and charges having equivalent effect applicable on import into Algeria of the products originating in the Community other than those listed in Annexes 2 and 3 shall be progressively abolished in accordance with the following timetable:

two years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 90 % of the basic duty,

three years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 80 % of the basic duty,

four years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 70 % of the basic duty,

five years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 60 % of the basic duty,

six years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 50 % of the basic duty,

seven years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 40 % of the basic duty,

eight years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 30 % of the basic duty,

nine years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 20 % of the basic duty,

10 years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 10 % of the basic duty,

11 years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement each duty and charge shall be reduced to 5 % of the basic duty,

12 years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement the remaining duties shall be abolished.

4.   In the event of serious difficulties for a given product, the timetables established in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 may be reviewed by the Association Committee by common accord on the understanding that the schedule for which the review has been requested may not be extended in respect of the product concerned beyond the maximum transitional period referred to in Article 6. If the Association Committee has not taken a decision within 30 days of its application to review the timetable, Algeria may suspend the timetable provisionally for a period which may not exceed one year.

5.   For each product concerned, the basic duty to be gradually reduced as provided in paragraphs 2 and 3 shall be the rates referred to in Article 18.

Article 10

The provisions concerning the abolition of customs duties on imports shall also apply to customs duties of a fiscal nature.

Article 11

1.   Exceptional measures of limited duration which derogate from the provisions of Article 9 may be taken by Algeria in the form of an increase or reintroduction of customs duties.

These measures may concern only infant industries, or certain sectors undergoing restructuring or facing serious difficulties, particularly where these difficulties produce major social problems.

Customs duties on imports applicable in Algeria to products originating in the Community introduced by these measures may not exceed 25 % ad valorem and shall maintain an element of preference for products originating in the Community. The total value of imports of the products subjected to such measures may not exceed 15 % of total imports of industrial products from the Community during the last year for which statistics are available.

These measures shall be applied for a period not exceeding five years unless a longer duration is authorised by the Association Committee. They shall cease to apply at the latest on expiry of the maximum transitional period referred to in Article 6.

No such measures may be introduced in respect of a product if more than three years have elapsed since the elimination of all duties and quantitative restrictions or charges or measures having equivalent effect concerning that product.

Algeria shall inform the Association Committee of any exceptional measures it intends to take and, at the request of the Community, consultations shall be held on such measures and the sectors to which they apply before they are implemented. When adopting such measures, Algeria shall provide the Association Committee with a schedule for the abolition of the customs duties introduced pursuant to this Article. Such schedule shall provide for the phasing-out of the duties concerned by equal annual instalments, starting no later than the end of the second year following their introduction. The Association Committee may decide on a different schedule.

2.   By way of derogation from the fourth subparagraph of paragraph 1, the Association Committee may exceptionally, in order to take account of the difficulties involved in setting up a new industry, authorise Algeria to maintain the measures already taken pursuant to paragraph 1 for a maximum period of three years beyond the transitional period referred to in Article 6.

CHAPTER 2

Agricultural, fisheries and processed agricultural products

Article 12

The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to products originating in the Community and Algeria falling within Chapters 1 to 24 of the Combined Nomenclature and of the Algerian Customs tariff and to the products listed in Annex 1.

Article 13

The Community and Algeria shall progressively establish a greater liberalisation of their reciprocal trade in agricultural, fisheries and processed agricultural products of interest to both Parties.

Article 14

1.   Agricultural products originating in Algeria listed in Protocol No 1 on importation into the Community shall be subject to the arrangements set out in that Protocol.

2.   Agricultural products originating in the Community listed in Protocol No 2 on importation into Algeria shall be subject to the arrangements set out in that Protocol.

3.   Fisheries products originating in Algeria listed in Protocol No 3 on importation into the Community shall be subject to the arrangements set out in that Protocol.

4.   Fisheries products originating in the Community listed in Protocol No 4 on importation into Algeria shall be subject to the arrangements set out in that Protocol.

5.   Trade in processed agricultural products falling under this Chapter shall be subject to the arrangements set out in Protocol No 5.

Article 15

1.   Five years after the entry into force of this Agreement, the Community and Algeria shall assess the situation in order to determine the liberalisation measures to be applied by the Community and Algeria six years after the entry into force of the Agreement, in accordance with the objective set out in Article 13.

2.   Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 1 and taking account of the patterns of trade in agricultural products, fisheries products and processed agricultural products between the Parties and the particular sensitivity of such products, the Community and Algeria shall examine in the Association Council, product by product and on a reciprocal basis, the possibilities of granting each other further concessions.

Article 16

1.   Should specific rules be introduced as a result of implementation of their agricultural policies or modification of their existing rules, or should the provisions on the implementation of their agricultural policies be modified or developed, the Community and Algeria may modify the arrangements laid down in this Agreement in respect of the products concerned.

2.   The Party carrying out such modification shall inform the Association Committee thereof. At the request of the other Party, the Association Committee shall meet to take due account of the interests of the other Party.

3.   If the Community or Algeria, in applying paragraph 1, modifies the arrangements made by this Agreement for agricultural products, they shall accord imports originating in the other Party an advantage comparable to that provided for in this Agreement.

4.   Any modification of the arrangements made by this Agreement shall be the subject, at the request of the other Contracting Party, of consultations within the Association Council.

CHAPTER 3

Common provisions

Article 17

1.   No new customs duties on imports or exports or charges having equivalent effect shall be introduced in trade between the Community and Algeria, nor shall those already applied upon entry into force of this Agreement be increased.

2.   No new quantitative restriction on imports or exports or measure having equivalent effect shall be introduced in trade between the Community and Algeria.

3.   Quantitative restrictions on imports or exports and measures having equivalent effect in trade between Algeria and the Community shall be abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement.

4.   Algeria shall abolish by 1 January 2006 at the latest the provisional additional duty applied to the products listed in Annex 4. That duty shall be reduced on a linear basis by 12 points per year starting on 1 January 2002.

If Algeria's commitments in respect of its accession to the WTO provide for a shorter period for the abolition of the provisional additional duty, that shorter period shall be applicable.

Article 18

1.   For each product concerned, the basic duty to be reduced as provided in Articles 9(2) and (3) and 14 shall be the rate actually applied vis-à-vis the Community on 1 January 2002.

2.   In the event of Algerian accession to the WTO, the applicable rates for imports between the Parties shall be the WTO bound rate or lower applied rate enforced as of accession. If, after accession to the WTO, a tariff reduction is applied on an erga omnes basis, the reduced rate shall apply.

3.   The provisions of paragraph 2 shall apply to any tariff reduction applied erga omnes introduced after the date on which the negotiations are concluded.

4.   The Parties shall communicate to each other their respective basic rates applied on 1 January 2002.

Article 19

Products originating in Algeria shall not enjoy more favourable treatment when imported into the Community than that applied by Member States among themselves.

The provisions of this Agreement shall apply without prejudice to the provisions of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1911/91 of 26 June 1991 on the application of the provisions of Community law to the Canary Islands (OJ L 171, 29.6.1991, p. 1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1105/2001 (OJ L 151, 7.6.2001, p. 1).

Article 20

1.   Both Parties shall refrain from any measure or practice of an internal fiscal nature establishing, whether directly or indirectly, discrimination between the products of one Party and like products originating in the territory of the other Party.

2.   Products exported to the territory of one of the Parties may not benefit from repayment of indirect internal taxation in excess of the amount of indirect taxation imposed on them directly or indirectly.

Article 21

1.   This Agreement shall not preclude the maintenance or establishment of customs unions, free trade areas or arrangements for frontier trade insofar as they do not have the effect of altering the trade arrangements provided for in this Agreement.

2.   Consultation between the Parties shall take place within the Association Committee concerning agreements establishing customs unions or free trade areas and, where requested, on other major issues related to their respective trade policies with third countries. In particular in the event of a third country acceding to the Community, such consultations shall take place so as to ensure that account is taken of the mutual interests of the Community and Algeria stated in this Agreement.

Article 22

If one of the Parties finds that dumping is taking place in trade with the other Party within the meaning of Article VI of GATT 1994, it may take appropriate measures against this practice in accordance with the WTO Agreement on the Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994, related internal legislation and the procedures laid down in Article 26.

Article 23

The WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures shall be applicable between the Parties.

If one of the Parties finds that subsidies are being used in trade with the other Party within the meaning of Articles VI and XVI of GATT 1994, it may take appropriate measures against this practice in accordance with the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and its own legislation on the matter.

Article 24

1.   Except where otherwise stated in this Article, the provisions of Article XIX of GATT 1994 and of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards are applicable between the Parties.

2.   Each Party shall inform the Association Committee forthwith of any step that it takes or intends to take with regard to the application of safeguard measures. Each Party shall send the Association Committee, immediately or at least one week in advance, a communication in writing containing all information pertinent to:

the opening of a safeguard investigation,

the outcome of the investigation.

The information provided shall include an explanation of the procedure on which the investigation is based and details of the schedule of hearings and other suitable occasions for the parties concerned to submit their opinions.

Each Party shall also give the Association Committee an advance written notification containing all relevant information about the decision to apply provisional safeguard measures; this notification must be received at least one week before the measures are applied.

3.   On being notified of the final results of the investigation and before applying safeguard measures in accordance with Article XIX of GATT 1994 and the WTO Agreement on Safeguards, the Party intending to apply such measures shall refer the matter to the Association Committee for a thorough examination of the situation with a view to finding a mutually acceptable solution.

4.   In order to find such a solution, the Parties shall immediately hold consultations within the Association Committee. If the Parties fail to reach an agreement within 30 days of the initiation of such consultations on a solution to avoid the application of the safeguard measures, the Party intending to apply safeguard measures may apply the provisions of Article XIX of GATT 1994 and of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards.

5.   In the selection of safeguard measures pursuant to this Article, the Parties shall give priority to those which cause least disturbance to the achievement of the objectives of this Agreement. Such measures shall not go beyond what is necessary to remedy the difficulties arising and shall maintain the level or margin of preference granted pursuant to this Agreement.

6.   The Party intending to apply safeguard measures pursuant to this Article shall offer the other Party compensation in the form of liberalisation of trade vis-à-vis imports from the latter; that compensation will be essentially equivalent to the adverse trade effects of the measures on the other Party with effect from the date of their implementation. The offer shall be made before the safeguard measure is adopted and concurrently with the notification of and referral to the Association Committee, in accordance with paragraph 3. If the Party whose product is the intended subject of the safeguard measure considers the offer of compensation unsatisfactory, the two Parties may agree to other forms of trade compensation in the framework of the consultations referred to in paragraph 3.

7.   If the Parties fail to agree on the matter of compensation within 30 days of the initiation of the above consultations, the Party whose product is the subject of safeguard measures may adopt compensatory tariff measures having trade effects essentially equivalent to the safeguard measure adopted pursuant to this Article.

Article 25

Where compliance with the provisions of Article 17(3) leads to:

(i)

re-export towards a third country against which the exporting party maintains, for the product concerned, quantitative export restrictions, export duties, or measures having equivalent effect,

or

(ii)

a serious shortage, or threat thereof, of a product essential to the exporting party;

and where the situations referred to above give rise, or are likely to give rise, to major difficulties for the exporting Party, that Party may take appropriate measures under the conditions and in accordance with the procedures laid down in Article 26. The measures shall be non-discriminatory and shall be abolished when conditions no longer justify their maintenance.

Article 26

1.   In the event of the Community or Algeria subjecting imports of products liable to give rise to the difficulties referred to in Article 24 to an administrative procedure having as its purpose the rapid supply of information on trade flow trends, it shall inform the other Party.

In the cases specified in Articles 22 and 25, before taking the measures provided for therein or, in cases to which paragraph 2(c) of this Article applies, as soon as possible, the Community or Algeria, as the case may be, shall supply the Association Committee with all relevant information with a view to seeking a solution acceptable to the two Parties.

In the selection of measures, priority shall be given to those which least disturb the functioning of this Agreement.

2.   For the implementation of the second subparagraph of paragraph 1, the following provisions shall apply:

(a)

as regards Article 22, the exporting Party shall be informed of the dumping case as soon as the authorities of the importing Party have initiated an investigation. When no end has been put to the dumping within the meaning of Article VI of GATT 1994 or no other satisfactory solution has been reached within 30 days of the matter being referred, the importing Party may adopt the appropriate measures;

(b)

as regards Article 25, the difficulties arising from the situations referred to in that Article shall be referred for examination to the Association Committee.

The Association Committee may take any decision needed to put an end to the difficulties. If it has not taken such a decision within 30 days of the matter being referred to it, the exporting party may apply appropriate measures on the exportation of the product concerned;

(c)

where exceptional circumstances requiring immediate action make prior information or examination, as the case may be, impossible, the Community or Algeria, whichever is concerned, may, in the situations specified in Articles 22 and 25, apply forthwith the precautionary measures strictly necessary to deal with the situation and shall inform the other Party immediately thereof.

Article 27

Nothing in this Agreement shall preclude prohibitions or restrictions on imports, exports or goods in transit justified on grounds of public morality, public policy or public security, of the protection of health and life of humans, animals or plants, of the protection of national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value, of the protection of intellectual, industrial and commercial property or of regulations concerning gold and silver. Such prohibitions or restrictions shall not, however, constitute a means of arbitrary discrimination or a disguised restriction on trade between the Parties.

Article 28

The concept of ‘originating products’ for the application of the provisions of the present Title and the methods of administrative cooperation relating to them are set out in Protocol No 6.

Article 29

The Combined Nomenclature of goods shall be applied to the classification of goods for imports into the Community. The Algerian customs tariff shall be applied to the classification of goods for imports into Algeria.

TITLE III

TRADE IN SERVICES

Article 30

Reciprocal commitments

1.   The European Community and its Member States shall extend to Algeria the treatment which they are obliged to grant under Article II. I of the General Agreement on Trade in Services, hereinafter referred to as GATS.

2.   The European Community and its Member States shall grant to Algerian service suppliers no less favourable treatment than that accorded to like service suppliers as specified in the schedule of specific commitments taken by the European Community and its Member States under the GATS to which it is annexed.

3.   This treatment shall not apply to advantages accorded by either Party under the terms of an agreement of the type defined in Article V of the GATS or to measures taken on the basis of such an agreement and to other advantages granted in accordance with the list of most-favoured-nation exemptions annexed by the European Community and its Member States to the GATS.

4.   Algeria shall grant no less favourable treatment to service suppliers of the European Community and its Member States than that specified in Articles 31 to 33.

Article 31

Cross-border supply of services

With regard to the supply of services by Community service suppliers into the territory of Algeria, other than through a commercial presence or the presence of natural persons, as referred to in Articles 32 and 33, Algeria shall grant treatment to Community service suppliers no less favourable than that accorded to companies of any third country.

Article 32

Commercial presence

1.

(a)

Algeria shall grant for the establishment of Community companies in its territory treatment no less favourable than that accorded to companies of any third country;

(b)

Algeria shall grant to subsidiaries and branches of Community companies, established in its territory in accordance with its legislation, in respect of their operations, treatment no less favourable than that accorded to its own companies or branches, or to Algerian subsidiaries or branches of companies of any third country, whichever is the better.

2.   The treatment referred to in paragraph 1(a) and (b) shall be granted to companies, subsidiaries and branches established in Algeria on the date of entry into force of this Agreement and to companies, subsidiaries and branches established there after that date.

Article 33

Temporary presence of natural persons

1.   A Community company or Algerian company established in the territory of Algeria or the Community respectively shall be entitled to temporarily employ, or have temporarily employed by one of its subsidiaries or branches, in accordance with the legislation in force in the host country of establishment, employees who are nationals of Community Member States and Algeria respectively, provided that such employees are key personnel as defined in paragraph 2, and that they are employed exclusively by such companies, subsidiaries or branches. The residence and work permits of such employees shall only cover the period of such employment.

2.   Key personnel of the abovementioned companies herein referred to as ‘organisations’ are ‘intra-corporate transferees’ as defined in (c) in the following categories, provided that the organisation is a legal person and that the persons concerned have been employed by it or have been partners in it (other than as majority shareholders), for at least the 12 months immediately preceding such movement:

(a)

persons working in a senior position with an organisation, who primarily direct the management of the establishment, receiving general supervision or direction principally from the board of directors or stockholders of the business or their equivalent, including:

directing the establishment or a department or sub-division of the establishment,

supervising and controlling the work of other supervisory, professional or managerial employees,

having the authority personally to recruit and dismiss or recommend recruiting, dismissing or other personnel actions,

(b)

persons working within an organisation who possess uncommon knowledge essential to the establishment's service, research equipment, techniques or management. The assessment of such knowledge may reflect, apart from knowledge specific to the establishment, a high level of qualification referring to a type of work or trade requiring specific technical knowledge, including membership of an accredited profession,

(c)

an ‘intra-corporate transferee’ is defined as a natural person working within an organisation in the territory of a Party, and being temporarily transferred in the context of pursuit of economic activities in the territory of the other Party; the organisation concerned must have its principal place of business in the territory of a Party and the transfer be to an establishment (branch, subsidiary) of that organisation, effectively pursuing like economic activities in the territory of the other Party.

3.   The entry into and the temporary presence within the respective territories of Algeria and the Community of nationals of the Member States or of Algeria respectively shall be permitted when these representatives of companies are persons working in a senior position, as defined in paragraph 2(a), within a company, and are responsible for the establishment of an Algerian or a Community company, in the Community or Algeria respectively, when:

those representatives are not engaged in making direct sales or supplying services, and

the company has no other representative, office, branch or subsidiary in a Community Member State or Algeria respectively.

Article 34

Transport

1.   Articles 30 to 33 shall not apply to air, inland waterway or land transport or to national shipping (cabotage), subject to the provisions of paragraphs 2 to 6 of this Article.

2.   In respect of activities undertaken by shipping agencies for the provision of international maritime transport services, including inter-modal activities involving a sea leg, each Party shall permit to the companies of the other Party their commercial presence in its territory in the form of subsidiaries or branches, under conditions of establishment and operation no less favourable than those accorded to its own companies or to subsidiaries or branches of companies of any third country, whichever are the better. Such activities include, but are not limited to:

(a)

marketing and sales of maritime transport and related services through direct contact with customers, from quotation to invoicing, whether these services are operated or offered by the service supplier itself or by service suppliers with which the service seller has established standing business arrangements;

(b)

purchase and use, on their own account or on behalf of their customer (and the resale to their customers), of any transport and related services, including inward transport services by any mode, particularly inland waterways, road and rail, necessary for the supply of an integrated service;

(c)

preparation of transport documents, customs documents, or other documents related to the origin and character of the goods transported;

(d)

provision of business information of any means, including computerised information systems and electronic data interchange (subject to any non-discriminatory restrictions concerning telecommunications);

(e)

setting up of any business arrangement, including participation in the company's stock and the appointment of personnel recruited locally (or, in the case of foreign personnel, subject to the relevant provisions of this Agreement), with any locally established shipping agency;

(f)

acting on behalf of the companies, organising the call of the ship or taking over cargoes when required.

3.   With respect to maritime transport, the Parties undertake to apply effectively the principle of unrestricted access to the international market and traffic on a commercial basis.

However, the legislation of each Party shall apply to the preferential right of the national flag for national cabotage and for salvage, towage and pilotage.

These provisions do not prejudice the rights and obligations arising under the United Nations Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences, as applicable for either Party to this Agreement. Non-conference lines shall be free to operate in competition with a conference line as long as they adhere to the principle of fair competition on a commercial basis.

The Parties affirm their commitment to a freely competitive environment as being an essential feature of the dry and liquid bulk trade.

4.   In applying the principles of paragraph 3 above, the Parties shall:

(a)

not introduce cargo-sharing arrangements in future bilateral Agreements with third countries concerning dry and liquid bulk and liner trade. However, this does not exclude the possibility of such arrangements concerning liner cargo in those exceptional circumstances where liner shipping companies from one or other Party to this Agreement would not otherwise have an effective opportunity to ply for trade to and from the third country concerned;

(b)

abolish, upon entry into force of this Agreement, all unilateral measures, administrative, technical and other obstacles which could constitute a disguised restriction or have discriminatory effects on the free supply of services in international maritime transport.

5.   Each Party shall grant, inter alia, a treatment no less favourable than that accorded to its own ships, for the ships used for the transport of goods, passengers or both, sailing under the flag of the other Party or operated by its nationals or companies, with respect to access to ports, the use of infrastructure and auxiliary maritime services of those ports, as well as related fees and charges, customs facilities and the assignment of berths and facilities for loading and unloading.

6.   With a view to coordinated development of transport between the Parties, adapted to their commercial needs, the conditions of mutual market access and provision of air, road, rail and inland waterway transport services may be dealt with by specific arrangements, where appropriate, negotiated between the Parties after the entry into force of this Agreement.

Article 35

Domestic regulation

1.   The provisions of Title III shall not prejudice the application by each Party of any measures necessary to prevent the circumvention of its measures concerning third country access to its market, through the provisions of this Agreement.

2.   The provisions of this Title shall be applied subject to limitations justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health. They shall not apply to activities which in the territory of either Party are connected, even occasionally, with the exercise of official authority.

3.   The provisions of this title do not preclude the application by a Party of particular rules concerning the establishment and operation in its territory of branches of companies of another Party not incorporated in the territory of the first Party, which are justified by legal or technical differences between such branches as compared to branches of companies incorporated in its territory or, as regards financial services, for prudential reasons. The difference in treatment shall not go beyond what is strictly necessary as a result of such legal or technical differences or, as regards financial services, for prudential reasons.

4.   Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, a Party shall not be prevented from taking measures for prudential reasons, including for the protection of investors, depositors, policy holders or persons to whom a fiduciary duty is owed by a financial service supplier, or to ensure the integrity and stability of the financial system. Where such measures do not conform with the provisions of the Agreement, they shall not be used as a means of avoiding the obligations of a Party under the Agreement.

5.   Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to require a Party to disclose information relating to the affairs and accounts of individual customers or any confidential or proprietary information in the possession of public entities.

6.   For the purpose of the movement of natural persons supplying a service, nothing in this Agreement shall prevent the Parties from applying their laws and regulations regarding entry and stay, work, labour conditions and establishment of natural persons and supply of services, provided that, in so doing, they do not apply them in a manner as to nullify or impair the benefits accruing to any Party under the terms of a specific provision of the Agreement. The above provision does not prejudice the application of paragraph 2.

Article 36

Definitions

For the purposes of this Agreement:

(a)

a ‘service supplier’ shall mean any natural or legal person who supplies a service from the territory of one Party into the territory of the other Party, in the territory of one Party to the service consumer of the other Party, through commercial presence (establishment) in the territory of the other Party and through the presence of a natural person of a Party in the territory of the other Party;

(b)

a ‘Community company’ or ‘Algerian company’ respectively shall mean a company set up in accordance with the laws of a Member State or of Algeria respectively and having its registered office or central administration or principal place of business in the territory of the Community or Algeria respectively.

However, should the company, set up in accordance with the laws of a Member State or Algeria respectively, have only its registered office in the territory of the Community or Algeria respectively, the company shall be considered a Community or Algerian company respectively if its operations possess a real and continuous link with the economy of one of the Member States or Algeria respectively;

(c)

‘subsidiary’ of a company shall mean a company which is controlled by the first company;

(d)

‘branch’ of a company shall mean a place of business not having legal personality which has the appearance of permanency, such as the extension of a parent body, has a management and is materially equipped to negotiate business with third parties so that the latter, although knowing that there will, if necessary, be a legal link with the parent body, the head office of which is abroad, do not have to deal directly with such parent body but may transact business at the place of business constituting the extension;

(e)

‘establishment’ shall mean the right of Community or Algerian companies as referred to in subparagraph (b) to take up economic activities by means of the setting-up of subsidiaries and branches in Algeria or in the Community respectively;

(f)

‘operation’ shall mean the pursuit of economic activities;

(g)

‘economic activities’ shall mean activities of an industrial, commercial and professional character;

(h)

‘national of a Member State or of Algeria’ shall mean a natural person who is a national of one of the Member States or of Algeria respectively.

With regard to international maritime transport, including inter-modal operations involving a sea leg, nationals of the Member States or of Algeria established outside the Community or Algeria respectively, and shipping companies established outside the Community or Algeria and controlled by nationals of a Member State or Algerian nationals respectively, shall also be subject to the provisions of this Title if their vessels are registered in that Member State or in Algeria respectively in accordance with their respective legislations.

Article 37

General provisions

1.   The Parties shall avoid taking any measures or actions which render the conditions for the establishment and operation of each other's companies more restrictive than the situation existing on the day preceding the date of signature of this Agreement.

2.   The Parties undertake to consider development of this Title with a view to the establishment of an ‘economic integration agreement’ as defined in Article V of GATS. In making such recommendations, the Association Council shall take account of past experience of implementation of the most-favoured-nation treatment and of the obligations of each Party under the GATS, and in particular Article V thereof.

The Association Council shall also, when making such examination, take into account progress made in the approximation of laws between the Parties in the relevant activities. This objective shall be subject to a first examination by the Association Council at the latest five years after the entry into force of this Agreement.

TITLE IV

PAYMENTS, CAPITAL, COMPETITION AND OTHER ECONOMIC PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 1

Current payments and movement of capital

Article 38

Subject to the provisions of Article 40, the Parties undertake to allow all current payments for current transactions to be made in a freely convertible currency.

Article 39

1.   The Community and Algeria shall ensure, from the entry into force of the Agreement, that capital relating to direct investments in Algeria in companies formed in accordance with current laws can move freely and that the yield from such investments and any profit stemming therefrom can be liquidated and repatriated.

2.   The Parties shall consult each other and cooperate with a view to establishing the necessary conditions for facilitating and fully liberalising the movement of capital between the Community and Algeria.

Article 40

Where one or more Member States of the Community, or Algeria, is in serious balance of payments difficulties, or under threat thereof, the Community or Algeria, as the case may be, may, in accordance with the conditions established under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and Articles VIII and XIV of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, adopt restrictions on current transactions which shall be of limited duration and may not go beyond what is strictly necessary to remedy the balance of payments situation. The Community or Algeria, as the case may be, shall inform the other Party forthwith and shall submit to it as soon as possible a timetable for the abolition of the measures concerned.

CHAPTER 2

Competition and other economic matters

Article 41

1.   The following are incompatible with the proper functioning of the Agreement, insofar as they may affect trade between the Community and Algeria:

(a)

all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices between undertakings which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition;

(b)

abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position in:

the whole of the territory of the Community or in a substantial part thereof,

the whole of the territory of Algeria or in a substantial part thereof.

2.   The Parties shall ensure administrative cooperation in the implementation of their respective competition legislations and exchange information taking into account the limitations imposed by the requirements of professional and business secrecy in accordance with the procedures laid down in Annex 5 to this Agreement.

3.   If the Community or Algeria considers that a particular practice is incompatible with the terms of paragraph 1, and if such practice causes or threatens to cause serious prejudice to the interest of the other Party, it may take appropriate measures after consultation within the Association Committee or after 30 working days following referral for such consultation.

Article 42

The Member States and Algeria shall progressively adjust, without prejudice to their commitments to the GATT, any State monopolies of a commercial character, so as to ensure that, by the end of the fifth year following the entry into force of this Agreement, no discrimination regarding the conditions under which goods are procured and marketed exists between nationals of the Member States and Algeria. The Association Committee will be informed about the measures adopted to implement this objective.

Article 43

With regard to public enterprises and enterprises which have been granted special or exclusive rights, the Association Council shall ensure, from the fifth year following the entry into force of this Agreement, that no measure which disturbs trade between the Community and Algeria in a manner which runs counter to the interests of the Parties is adopted or maintained. This provision should not obstruct the performance in law or in fact of the particular tasks assigned to these enterprises.

Article 44

1.   The Parties shall provide suitable and effective protection of intellectual, industrial and commercial property rights, in line with the highest international standards. This shall encompass effective means of enforcing such rights.

2.   Implementation of this Article and of Annex 6 shall be regularly assessed by the Parties. If difficulties which affect trade arise in connection with intellectual, industrial and commercial property rights, either Party may request urgent consultations to find mutually satisfactory solutions.

Article 45

The Parties undertake to adopt appropriate measures to ensure the protection of personal data in order to eliminate barriers to the free movement of such data between the Parties.

Article 46

1.   The Parties shall set as their objective a reciprocal and gradual liberalisation of public procurement contracts.

2.   The Association Council shall take the steps necessary to implement paragraph 1.

TITLE V

ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Article 47

Objectives

1.   The Parties undertake to step up economic cooperation in their mutual interest and in the spirit of partnership which is at the root of this Agreement.

2.   The objective of economic cooperation shall be to support Algeria's own efforts to achieve sustainable economic and social development.

3.   Such economic cooperation is in keeping with the objectives set out in the Barcelona Declaration.

Article 48

Scope

1.   Cooperation will be targeted first and foremost at areas of activity suffering the effects of internal constraints and difficulties or affected by the process of liberalising Algeria's economy as a whole, and more particularly by the liberalisation of trade between Algeria and the Community.

2.   Similarly, cooperation shall focus on areas likely to bring the economies of the Community and Algeria closer together, particularly those which will generate growth and employment, and foster the development of trade flows between Algeria and the Community, notably by encouraging the diversification of Algerian exports.

3.   Cooperation shall foster economic integration within the Maghreb group of countries using any measures likely to further such relations within the region.

4.   Preservation of the environment and ecological balances shall constitute a central component of the various fields of economic cooperation.

5.   The Parties may determine by agreement other fields of economic cooperation.

Article 49

Methods

Economic cooperation shall be implemented in particular by:

(a)

regular economic dialogue between the Parties covering all areas of macro-economic policy;

(b)

communication and exchanges of information;

(c)

transfer of advice, expertise and training;

(d)

implementation of joint actions;

(e)

technical, administrative and regulatory assistance;

(f)

measures to support partnerships and direct investment by operators, in particular private operators, and privatisation programmes.

Article 50

Regional Cooperation

In order to maximise the impact of this Agreement vis-à-vis the development of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and within the countries of the Maghreb, the Parties shall foster all activities which have a regional impact or involve third countries, notably:

(a)

economic integration;

(b)

development of economic infrastructure;

(c)

environmental matters;

(d)

scientific and technological research;

(e)

education, teaching and training;

(f)

cultural matters;

(g)

customs matters;

(h)

regional institutions and the establishment of common or harmonised programmes and policies.

Article 51

Scientific, technical and technological cooperation

Cooperation shall be aimed at:

(a)

encouraging the establishment of permanent links between the Parties' scientific communities, notably by means of:

the access of Algeria to Community technological research and development programmes, in conformity with Community provisions concerning the participation of third countries in those programmes;

the participation of Algeria in decentralised cooperation networks;

the promotion of synergy between training and research;

(b)

strengthening research capacity in Algeria;

(c)

stimulating technological innovation, the transfer of new technologies and know-how, implementation of technological research and development projects and optimisation of the results of scientific and technical research;

(d)

encouraging all activities aimed at establishing synergy at regional level.

Article 52

Environment

1.   The Parties shall encourage cooperation in preventing deterioration of the environment, controlling pollution and ensuring the rational use of natural resources, with a view to ensuring sustainable development and guaranteeing the quality of the environment and the protection of public health.

2.   Cooperation shall in particular focus on:

issues related to desertification,

rational water resource management,

salinisation,

the impact of agriculture on soil and water quality,

the appropriate use of energy and transport,

the impact of industrial development on the environment, in particular the safety of industrial plant,

waste management, in particular toxic waste,

the integrated management of sensitive areas,

the control and prevention of urban, industrial and marine pollution,

use of advanced environmental management and monitoring tools, particularly environmental information and statistical systems,

technical assistance, in particular for the preservation of bio-diversity.

Article 53

Industrial cooperation

Cooperation shall be aimed at:

(a)

encouraging or supporting measures designed to promote direct investment and industrial partnership ventures in Algeria;

(b)

encouraging direct cooperation between the Parties' economic operators, including cooperation in the context of access for Algeria to Community business networks and decentralised cooperation networks;

(c)

backing the effort to modernise and restructure Algeria's public and private sector industry (including the agri-food industry);

(d)

fostering the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises;

(e)

fostering an environment which favours private initiative, with the aim of stimulating and diversifying output for the domestic and export markets;

(f)

making the most of Algeria's human resources and industrial potential through better use of policy in the fields of innovation and research and technological development;

(g)

supporting the restructuring of industry and the industrial upgrading programme with a view to the creation of the free trade area so as to make products more competitive;

(h)

contributing to the development of exports of Algerian manufactures.

Article 54

Promotion and protection of investments

The aim of cooperation shall be to create a favourable climate for investment flows, in particular by means of the following:

(a)

the establishment of harmonised and simplified procedures, co-investment machinery (especially to link small and medium-sized enterprises) and methods of identifying and providing information on investment opportunities;

(b)

a legal environment conducive to investment between the two Parties, where appropriate through the conclusion by the Member States and Algeria of investment protection agreements, and agreements to prevent double taxation;

(c)

technical assistance to schemes to promote and guarantee national and foreign investments.

Article 55

Standardisation and conformity assessment

Cooperation shall aim at reducing divergences in standardisation and certification.

Cooperation shall be realised in particular through:

encouraging the use of European standards and conformity assessment procedures and techniques;

upgrading Algerian conformity assessment and metrology bodies and helping to establish the necessary conditions for the eventual negotiation of mutual recognition agreements in these fields;

cooperation in the area of quality management;

providing assistance to the Algerian bodies responsible for intellectual, industrial and commercial property and for standardisation and quality.

Article 56

Approximation of laws

Cooperation shall be aimed at helping Algeria to bring its legislation closer to that of the Community in the areas covered by this Agreement.

Article 57

Financial services

Cooperation shall be aimed at the improvement and development of financial services.

This will basically involve:

the exchange of information concerning financial regulations and practices and training schemes, in particular with a view to the creation of small and medium-sized enterprises;

support for the reform of Algeria's banking and financial system, including development of the stock market.

Article 58

Agriculture and fisheries

Cooperation shall be aimed at the modernisation and restructuring, where necessary, of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.

It shall in particular be aimed at:

support for policies geared to developing and diversifying production,

food security,

integrated rural development, including improvement of basic services and development of ancillary economic activities,

promoting environmentally-friendly forms of agriculture and fisheries,

the evaluation and rational management of natural resources,

establishing closer relations, on a voluntary basis, between enterprises, groupings and professional organisations representing the agricultural, fisheries and agri-business sectors,

technical assistance and training,

harmonising phytosanitary and veterinary standards and checks,

cooperation between rural areas, exchange of experience and know-how on rural development,

support for privatisation,

the evaluation and rational management of fish stocks,

support for research programmes.

Article 59

Transport

The aims of cooperation shall be:

to support the restructuring and modernisation of transport,

to improve the movement of passengers and goods,

the establishment and enforcement of operating standards comparable to those prevailing in the Community.

The priority areas of cooperation shall be:

road transport, including the gradual improvement of transit,

the management of railways, airports and ports and cooperation between the relevant national authorities,

modernisation of road, rail, port and airport infrastructure on major trans-European routes of mutual interest and routes of regional interest, and navigation aids,

upgrading of technical equipment to bring it up to Community standards for road/rail t ransport, inter-modal transport, containerisation and transhipment,

technical assistance and training.

Article 60

Information society and telecommunications

Cooperation in this field shall focus in particular on:

a dialogue on issues related to the different aspects of the information society, including telecommunications policies,

the exchange of information and provision of any technical assistance required on regulations and standardisation, conformity testing and certification of information and communication technologies,

the dissemination of advanced information and telecommunication technologies, including satellite technology and information services and technologies,

the promotion and implementation of joint projects for research, technical development or industrial applications in information technologies, communications, telematics and information society,

giving Algerian bodies the opportunity to participate in pilot projects and European programmes under the specific arrangements pertaining to them in the sectors concerned;

the interconnection and interoperability of Community and Algerian networks and telematic services,

technical assistance with the planning and management of the radio frequency spectrum with a view to coordinated and effective use of radio communications in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Article 61

Energy and mining

The aims of cooperation in the energy and mining sectors shall be:

(a)

institutional, legislative and regulatory upgrading to ensure that activities are regulated and investment promoted;

(b)

technical and technological upgrading to prepare energy and mining companies for the requirements of the market economy and competition;

(c)

the development of partnerships between European and Algerian companies in the activities of exploration, production, processing, distribution and services in the energy and mining sectors.

The priority areas of cooperation in this respect shall be:

adaptation of the institutional, legislative and regulatory framework of activities in the energy and mining sectors to market economy rules by means of technical, administrative and regulatory assistance,

support for efforts to restructure public enterprises in the energy and mining sectors,

building partnerships in the areas of,

oil and gas exploration, production and processing,

electricity production,

distribution of petroleum products,

production of equipment and services used in the production of energy products,

developing and transforming the potential of mining,

development of gas, oil and electricity distribution,

support for the modernisation and development of energy networks and for their linking to European Community networks,

the setting-up of databases on the mining and energy sectors,

the support and promotion of private investment in energy and mining sector activities,

the environment, the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency,

the promotion of technology transfers in the energy and mining sectors.

Article 62

Tourism and the craft sector

Cooperation in this field will principally be aimed at:

stepping up the exchange of information on flows and policies on tourism, spa tourism and craft trades,

stepping up hotel administration and management training schemes and training in other areas of the tourism and craft sectors,

promoting exchanges of experiences with a view to the smooth and sustainable development of tourism,

encouraging youth tourism,

helping Algeria to develop its potential in the area of tourism, spas and crafts and to improve the image of its tourism products,

supporting privatisation.

Article 63

Cooperation in customs matters

1.   The aim of cooperation shall be to ensure compliance with the free trade arrangements. The priority areas shall be:

(a)

the simplification of customs controls and procedures;

(b)

the introduction of a single administrative document similar to the Community's and a possible link-up between the Community and Algerian transit systems.

Technical assistance may be provided where necessary.

2.   Without prejudice to other forms of cooperation envisaged in this Agreement, notably for the fight against drugs and money laundering, the administrative authorities of the Contracting Parties shall provide mutual assistance in accordance with the provisions of Protocol No 7.

Article 64

Cooperation in statistics

The main objective of cooperation in this sphere should be to ensure, in particular through the harmonisation of the methods used by the Parties, the comparability and usefulness of statistics on foreign trade, public finance and balance of payments, population, migration, transport and communications, and generally all the fields covered by this Agreement. Technical assistance may be provided where necessary.

Article 65

Cooperation on consumer protection

1.   The Parties agree that cooperation in this area should be aimed at making their respective consumer protection systems compatible.

2.   Cooperation shall focus mainly on:

(a)

the exchange of information on legislative activities and exchanges of experts, in particular consumer interest representatives;

(b)

the organisation of seminars and training courses;

(c)

the establishment of permanent systems of mutual information on dangerous products, i.e. those which constitute a hazard to health or consumer safety;

(d)

improving information provided to consumers especially on prices, characteristics of products and services offered;

(e)

institutional reforms;

(f)

technical assistance;

(g)

the establishment of Algerian laboratories for comparative analysis and testing and assistance with the introduction of a decentralised consumer information system;

(h)

assistance with the organisation and introduction of a warning system to be integrated into the European system.

Article 66

Given the particularities of the Algerian economy, both Parties shall establish the methods and procedures for implementing the economic cooperation activities agreed pursuant to this Title in order to support the process of modernising the Algerian economy and the creation of the free trade area.

The identification and evaluation of requirements and the procedures for implementing the economic cooperation activities shall be examined in a framework to be introduced in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 98.

The Parties shall agree on the priorities to be carried out in the abovementioned framework.

TITLE VI

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL COOPERATION

CHAPTER 1

Workers

Article 67

1.   Each Member State shall accord to workers of Algerian nationality employed in its territory treatment which is free from any discrimination based on nationality, as regards working conditions, remuneration and dismissal, relative to its own nationals.

2.   All Algerian workers allowed to undertake paid employment in the territory of a Member State on a temporary basis shall be covered by the provisions of paragraph 1 with regard to working conditions and remuneration.

3.   Algeria shall accord the same treatment to workers who are nationals of a Member State and employed in its territory.

Article 68

1.   Subject to the provisions of the following paragraphs, workers of Algerian nationality and any members of their families living with them shall enjoy, in the field of social security, treatment free from any discrimination based on nationality relative to nationals of the Member States in which they are employed.

The term ‘social security’ shall cover the branches of social security dealing with sickness and maternity benefits, invalidity, old-age and survivors’ benefits, industrial accident and occupational disease benefits and death, unemployment and family benefits.

These provisions shall not, however, cause the other coordination rules provided for in Community legislation based on Article 42 of the Treaty establishing the European Community to apply, except under the conditions set out in Article 70 of this Agreement.

2.   All periods of insurance, employment or residence completed by such workers in the various Member States shall be added together for the purpose of pensions and annuities in respect of old age, invalidity and survivors’ benefits, family, sickness and maternity benefits, and medical care for the workers and for members of their families resident in the Community.

3.   The workers in question shall receive family allowances for members of their families who are resident in the Community.

4.   The workers in question shall be able to transfer freely to Algeria, at the rates applied by virtue of the legislation of the debtor Member State or States, any pensions or annuities in respect of old age, survivor status, industrial accident or occupational disease, or of invalidity resulting from industrial accident or occupational disease, except in the case of special non-contributory benefits.

5.   Algeria shall accord to workers who are nationals of a Member State and employed in its territory, and to the members of their families, treatment similar to that specified in paragraphs 1, 3 and 4.

Article 69

The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to nationals of the Parties residing or working legally in the territory of their host countries.

Article 70

1.   Before the end of the first year following the entry into force of this Agreement, the Association Council shall adopt provisions to implement the principles set out in Article 68.

2.   The Association Council shall adopt detailed rules for administrative cooperation providing the necessary management and monitoring guarantees for the application of the provisions referred to in paragraph 1.

Article 71

The provisions adopted by the Association Council in accordance with Article 70 shall not affect any rights or obligations arising from bilateral agreements linking Algeria and the Member States where those agreements provide for more favourable treatment of nationals of Algeria or of the Member States.

CHAPTER 2

Dialogue in social matters

Article 72

1.   The Parties shall conduct regular dialogue on any social matter which is of interest to them.

2.   Such dialogue shall be used to find ways to achieve progress in the field of movement of workers and equal treatment and social integration for Algerian and Community nationals residing legally in the territories of their host States.

3.   The dialogue shall cover, inter alia, all issues related to:

(a)

the living and working conditions of workers and their dependants;

(b)

migration;

(c)

illegal immigration and the conditions governing the return of individuals who are in breach of the legislation dealing with the right to stay and the right of establishment in the host State;

(d)

schemes and programmes to encourage equal treatment between Algerian and Community nationals, mutual knowledge of cultures and civilisations, the furthering of tolerance and the removal of discrimination.

Article 73

Dialogue on social matters shall be conducted at the same levels and in accordance with the same procedures as provided for in Title I of this Agreement, which can itself provide a framework for that dialogue.

CHAPTER 3

Cooperation in the social field

Article 74

1.   The Parties recognise the importance of social development, which must go hand in hand with economic development. They will give priority to respect for fundamental social rights.

2.   With a view to consolidating cooperation between the Parties in the social field, projects and programmes shall be carried out in any area of interest to them.

In this context, the following shall be priority measures:

(a)

contributing to the improvement of living conditions, job creation and the development of training in areas from which emigrants come;

(b)

resettling those repatriated because of their illegal status under the legislation of the state in question;

(c)

productive investment or the creation of businesses in Algeria by Algerian workers legally settled in the Community;

(d)

promoting the role of women in the economic and social development process through education and the media, in keeping with Algerian policy;

(e)

bolstering Algerian family planning and mother and child protection programmes;

(f)

improving the social welfare and health systems;

(g)

implementing and financing exchange and leisure programmes for mixed groups of Algerian and European young people residing in the Member States, with a view to promoting mutual knowledge of their respective cultures and fostering tolerance;

(h)

improving living conditions in poor areas;

(i)

promoting socio-professional dialogue;

(j)

promoting respect for human rights in the socio-professional context;

(k)

contributing to the development of the housing sector, especially with regard to low-cost housing;

(l)

alleviating the adverse impact of the adjustment of economic and social structures;

(m)

improving the vocational training system.

Article 75

Cooperation schemes may be carried out in conjunction with the Member States and the relevant international organisations.

Article 76

A working party shall be set up by the Association Council by the end of the first year following the entry into force of this Agreement. It shall be responsible for the continuous and regular evaluation of the implementation of Chapters 1 to 3.

CHAPTER 4

Cooperation in the fields of education and culture

Article 77

This Agreement shall aim to promote the exchange of information and cultural cooperation, taking account of bilateral schemes in the Member States.

Greater knowledge and better mutual understanding of the respective cultures will be promoted.

Special attention must be paid to promoting joint activities in various fields, including the press, cinema and television, and to encouraging youth exchange schemes.

This cooperation could cover the following areas:

literary translation,

conservation and restoration of monuments and sites of historical and cultural interest,

training of persons working in the cultural field,

exchanges of artists and works of arts,

organisation of cultural events,

raising mutual awareness and disseminating information on important cultural events,

encouragement of cooperation in the audiovisual field, particularly training and co-production,

distribution of literary, technical and scientific journals and publications.

Article 78

The aim of cooperation in the field of education and training shall be to:

(a)

contribute to the improvement of the education and training system, including vocational training;

(b)

place special emphasis on giving the female population access to education, including technical training, higher education and vocational training;

(c)

develop the level of expertise of senior staff in the public and private sectors;

(d)

encourage the establishment of lasting links between specialist bodies on the Parties' territories in order to pool and exchange experience and methods.

TITLE VII

FINANCIAL COOPERATION

Article 79

In order to support the objectives of this Agreement, Algeria shall receive financial cooperation Algeria in accordance with the appropriate procedures and with the appropriate financial resources.

These procedures shall be adopted by mutual agreement between the Parties by means of the most suitable instruments once this Agreement enters into force.

In addition to the areas covered by Titles V and VI of this Agreement, cooperation shall apply to the following:

facilitating reforms designed to modernise the economy, including rural development,

upgrading economic infrastructure,

promoting private investment and job-creating activities,

offsetting the effects on the Algerian economy of the progressive introduction of a free trade area, in particular where the updating and restructuring of industry is concerned,

accompanying measures for policies implemented in the social sectors.

Article 80

Within the framework of the Community instruments designed to support structural adjustment programmes in the Mediterranean countries in order to restore key financial equilibria and create an economic environment conducive to faster growth and enhanced social welfare, the Community and Algeria, in close coordination with other contributors, in particular the international financial institutions, shall adapt the instruments intended to accompany development and liberalisation policies for the Algerian economy.

Article 81

In order to ensure a coordinated approach to dealing with any exceptional macroeconomic or financial problems which might stem from the progressive implementation of the provisions of this Agreement, the Parties shall closely monitor the development of trade and financial relations between the Community and Algeria as part of the regular economic dialogue established under Title V.

TITLE VIII

COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS

Article 82

Institution-building and the rule of law

In their cooperation in the field of justice and home affairs, the Parties shall attach particular importance to institution-building in the areas of law enforcement and the machinery of justice. This includes the consolidation of the rule of law.

In this context the Parties shall also ensure that the rights of nationals of both Parties are respected without discrimination in the territory of the other Party.

The provisions of this Article do not relate to differences of treatment based on nationality.

Article 83

Movement of persons

Desirous of facilitating the movement of persons between them, the Parties shall ensure, in accordance with the relevant Community and national legislation in force, that the formalities for the issue of visas are carefully applied and executed and shall agree to examine, within the limits of their powers, ways of simplifying and speeding up the issue of visas to persons contributing to the implementation of this Agreement. The Association Committee shall periodically examine the implementation of this Article.

Article 84

Cooperation in the prevention and control of illegal immigration; readmission

1.   The Parties reaffirm the importance which they attach to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation in relation to the exchange of information on illegal immigration flows and agree to cooperate in order to prevent and control illegal immigration. To this end:

Algeria, on the one hand, and each Member State of the Community, on the other hand, agree to readmit any of their nationals illegally present on the territory of the other Party after the necessary identification formalities have been completed,

Algeria and the Member States of the Community shall provide their nationals with the appropriate identity documents for this purpose.

2.   Desirous of facilitating the movement and residence of their nationals whose status is regular, the Parties agree to negotiate, at the request of either Party, the conclusion of agreements on combating illegal immigration and on readmission. If either Party considers it necessary, such agreements shall cover the readmission of nationals of other countries arriving in their territory direct from the territory of the other. The practical arrangements for the implementation of the abovementioned agreements shall be laid down, where appropriate, by the Parties in the agreements themselves or in their implementing protocols.

3.   The Association Council shall examine the possibility of other forms of joint action for the prevention and control of illegal immigration, including ways of detecting forged documents.

Article 85

Legal and judicial cooperation

1.   The Parties agree that cooperation in the legal and judicial fields is essential and a necessary adjunct to the other forms of cooperation provided for in this Agreement.

2.   Such cooperation may include, where appropriate, the negotiation of agreements in these fields.

3.   Civil judicial cooperation will in particular cover:

strengthening mutual assistance with regard to cooperation in the handling of disputes or cases of a civil, commercial or family nature,

the exchange of experience in relation to managing and improving the administration of civil justice.

4.   Criminal judicial cooperation will cover:

strengthening existing mutual assistance or extradition arrangements,

the development of exchanges, in particular in relation to the practice of criminal judicial cooperation, the protection of individual rights and freedoms, action against organised crime and improving the efficiency of criminal justice.

5.   Cooperation in this area shall in particular include the introduction of specialist training courses.

Article 86

Preventing and tackling organised crime

1.   The Parties agree to cooperate in order to prevent and fight organised crime, in particular in the following fields: human trafficking; exploitation for sexual purposes; the illicit traffic of prohibited, counterfeited or pirated products, and illegal transactions concerning, in particular, industrial refuse or radioactive material; corruption; the trafficking of stolen cars; the trafficking of firearms and explosives; computer crime; and trafficking in cultural goods.

The Parties shall cooperate closely in order to establish appropriate mechanisms and standards.

2.   Technical and administrative cooperation in this field may include training and improving the effectiveness of the authorities and bodies responsible for fighting and preventing crime and the design of crime prevention measures.

Article 87

Combating money laundering

1.   The Parties agree on the need to work towards and cooperate on preventing the use of their financial systems to launder the proceeds of criminal activities in general and drug trafficking in particular.

2.   Cooperation in this area shall include administrative and technical assistance with the purpose of adopting and implementing suitable standards against money laundering equivalent to those adopted by the Community and international authorities active in this field, including the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

3.   Cooperation shall have the objective of:

(a)

training agents of the services responsible for preventing, detecting and combating money laundering, and officials of the judiciary;

(b)

appropriate support for the creation of specialist institutions and the strengthening of existing institutions.

Article 88

Combating racism and xenophobia

The Parties agree to take appropriate steps to prevent and combat discrimination in all its forms and manifestations, whether it be on grounds of race, ethnic origin or religion, particularly in the fields of education, employment, training and housing.

Public information and awareness campaigns will be organised to this end.

The Parties shall in particular ensure in this context that all persons who consider themselves victims of such discrimination have access to judicial and administrative procedures.

The provisions of this Article do not relate to differences of treatment based on nationality.

Article 89

Combating drugs and drug addiction

1.   Cooperation shall be aimed at:

(a)

improving the effectiveness of policies and measures to prevent and combat the growing, production, supply and consumption of, and trafficking in, narcotics and psychotropic substances;

(b)

eliminating illicit consumption of such products.

2.   The Parties shall determine together, in accordance with their respective laws, the strategies and cooperation methods appropriate for attaining these objectives. Their operations, other than joint operations, shall be the subject of consultation and close coordination.

Such action may involve the appropriate public and private sector institutions and international organisations, in collaboration with the Government of Algeria and the relevant authorities in the Community and the Member States.

3.   Cooperation shall take the following forms in particular:

(a)

establishment or extension of social and health institutions and information centres for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts;

(b)

the implementation of prevention, information, training and epidemiological research projects;

(c)

the establishment of standards for preventing diversion of precursors and other essential ingredients for the illicit manufacture of narcotics and psychotropic substances, which are equivalent to those adopted by the Community and the appropriate international authorities;

(d)

support for the creation of special anti-drug trafficking services.

4.   Both Parties shall encourage cooperation at regional and sub-regional level.

Article 90

Fight against terrorism

In accordance with the international conventions to which they are party and with their respective laws and regulations, both Parties agree to cooperate with a view to preventing and penalising acts of terrorism:

through the implementation in its entirety of United Nations Security Council resolution 1373 and other related resolutions,

through the exchange of information on terrorist groups and their support networks in accordance with international and national law,

by pooling experience of means and practices for combating terrorism, including experience in the technical and training fields.

Article 91

Fight against corruption

1.   The Parties agree to cooperate, on the basis of the relevant international legal instruments, on action to combat corruption in international business transactions:

by taking effective practical measures against all forms of corruption, bribery and illicit activities of every sort in international business transactions practised by individuals or corporate bodies,

by providing mutual assistance in criminal investigations into acts of corruption.

2.   Cooperation shall also cover technical assistance for the training of officials and magistrates responsible for tackling corruption and support for initiatives designed to organise action against this form of crime.

TITLE IX

INSTITUTIONAL, GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 92

An Association Council is hereby established which shall meet at ministerial level once a year, where possible, on the initiative of its Chair and in accordance with the conditions laid down in its rules of procedure.

It shall examine any major issues arising within the framework of this Agreement and any other bilateral or international issues of mutual interest.

Article 93

1.   The Association Council shall consist of the members of the Council of the European Union and members of the Commission of the European Communities, on the one hand, and of members of the Government of Algeria, on the other.

2.   Members of the Association Council may arrange to be represented in accordance with the provisions laid down in its rules of procedure.

3.   The Association Council shall establish its rules of procedure.

4.   The Association Council shall be chaired in turn by a member of the Council of the European Union and a member of the Government of Algeria in accordance with the provisions laid down in its rules of procedure.

Article 94

The Association Council shall, for the purpose of attaining the objectives of this Agreement, have the power to take decisions in the cases provided for therein.

These decisions shall be binding on the Parties which shall take the measures necessary to implement the decisions taken. The Association Council may also make appropriate recommendations.

It shall draw up its decisions and recommendations by agreement between the Parties.

Article 95

1.   Subject to the powers conferred upon the Association Council, an Association Committee is hereby established which shall be responsible for the implementation of this Agreement.

2.   The Association Council may delegate to the Association Committee, in full or in part, any of its powers.

Article 96

1.   The Association Committee, which shall meet at official level, shall consist of representatives of members of the Council of the European Union and of the Commission of the European Communities, on the one hand, and of representatives of the Government of Algeria, on the other.

2.   The Association Committee shall establish its rules of procedure.

3.   The Association Committee shall meet in the Community or in Algeria.

Article 97

The Association Committee shall have the power to take decisions for the management of this Agreement as well as in those areas in which the Association Council has delegated its powers to it.

Decisions shall be adopted by agreement between the Parties and shall be binding on the Parties, which shall take the measures necessary to implement them.

Article 98

The Association Council may decide to set up any working group or body necessary for the implementation of this Agreement.

Article 99

The Association Council shall take all appropriate measures to facilitate cooperation and contacts between the European Parliament and the parliamentary institutions of Algeria, and between the Economic and Social Committee of the Community and its counterpart in Algeria.

Article 100

1.   Each of the Parties may refer to the Association Council any dispute relating to the application or interpretation of this Agreement.

2.   The Association Council may settle the dispute by means of a decision.

3.   Each Party shall be bound to take the measures involved in carrying out the decision referred to in paragraph 2.

4.   In the event of it not being possible to settle the dispute in accordance with paragraph 2, either Party may notify the other of the appointment of an arbitrator; the other Party must then appoint a second arbitrator within two months. For the application of this procedure, the Community and the Member States shall be deemed to be one party to the dispute.

The Association Council shall appoint a third arbitrator.

The arbitrators’ decisions shall be taken by majority vote.

Each party to the dispute must take the steps required to implement the decision of the arbitrators.

Article 101

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 or war materials 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 102

In the fields covered by this Agreement, and without prejudice to any special provisions contained therein:

the arrangements applied by Algeria in respect of the Community shall not give rise to any discrimination between the Member States, their nationals or their companies or firms,

the arrangements applied by the Community in respect of Algeria shall not give rise to any discrimination between Algerian nationals, companies or firms.

Article 103

Nothing in this Agreement shall have the effect of:

extending the fiscal advantages granted by either Party in any international agreement or arrangement by which it is bound,

preventing the adoption or application by either Party of any measure aimed at preventing the avoidance or evasion of taxes,

opposing the right of either Party to apply the relevant provisions of its tax legislation to taxpayers who are not in identical situation, in particular as regards their place of residence.

Article 104

1.   The Parties shall take any general or specific measures required to fulfil their obligations under this Agreement. They shall see to it that the objectives set out in the Agreement are attained.

2.   If either Party considers that the other Party has failed to fulfil an obligation under the Agreement, it may take appropriate measures. Before so doing, except in cases of special urgency, it shall supply the Association Council with all the relevant information required for a thorough examination of the situation with a view to seeking a solution acceptable to the Parties.

In the selection of measures, priority must be given to those which least disturb the functioning of the Agreement. These measures shall be notified immediately to the Association Council and shall be the subject of consultations within the Association Council if the other Party so requests.

Article 105

Protocols 1 to 7 and Annexes 1 to 6 shall form an integral part of this Agreement.

Article 106

For the purposes of this Agreement, ‘Parties’ shall mean, on the one hand, the Community or the Member States, or the Community and its Member States, in accordance with their respective powers, and, on the other hand, Algeria.

Article 107

This Agreement shall be concluded for an unlimited period.

Each of the Parties may denounce this Agreement by notifying the other Party. The Agreement shall cease to apply six months after the date of such notification.

Article 108

This Agreement shall apply, on the one hand, to the territories in which the Treaty establishing the European Community is applied and under the conditions laid down in that Treaty and, on the other, to the territory of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Article 109

This Agreement shall be drawn up in duplicate in the Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Arabic languages, each of these texts being equally authentic.

Article 110

1.   This Agreement will be approved by the Contracting Parties in accordance with their own procedures.

This Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the Contracting Parties notify each other that the procedures referred to in the first subparagraph have been completed.

2.   Upon its entry into force, this Agreement shall replace the Cooperation Agreement between the European Economic Community and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Agreement between the Member States of the European Coal and Steel Community and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, both of which were signed in Algiers on 26 April 1976.

Hecho en Valencia, el veintidós de abril del dos mil dos.

Udfærdiget i Valencia den toogtyvende april to tusind og to.

Geschehen zu Valencia am zweiundzwanzigsten April zweitausendundzwei.

Έγινε στη Βαλένθια, στις εΐκοσι δύο Απριλΐον δύο χιλιάδες δύο.

Done at Valencia on the twenty-second day of April in the year two thousand and two.

Fait à Valence, le vingt-deux avril deux mille deux.

Fatto a Valenza, addi’ ventidue aprile duemiladue.

Gedaan te Valencia, de tweeëntwintigste april tweeduizendtwee.

Feito em Valência, em vinte e dois de Abril de dois mil e dois.

Tehty Valenciassa kahdentenakymmenentenätoisenä päivänä huhtikuuta vuonna kaksituhattakaksi.

Som skedde i Valencia den tjugoandra april tjugohundratvå.

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Pour le Royaume de Belgique

Voor het Koninkrijk België

Für das Königreich Belgien

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Cette signature engage également la Communauté française, la Communauté flamande, la Communauté germanophone, la Région wallonne, la Région flamande et la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale.

Deze handtekening verbindt eveneens de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Franse Gemeenschap, de Duitstalige Gemeenschap, het Vlaamse Gewest, het Waalse Gewest en het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest.

Diese Unterschrift verbindet zugleich die Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft, die Flämische Gemeinschaft, die Französische Gemeinschaft, die Wallonische Region, die Flämische Region und die Region Brüssel-Hauptstadt.

På Kongeriget Danmarks vegne

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Für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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Για την Eλληνική Δημoκρατία

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Por el Reino de España

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Pour la République française

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Thar cheann Na hÉireann

For Ireland

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Per la Repubblica italiana

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Pour le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

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Voor het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden

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Für die Republik Österreich

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Pela República Portuguesa

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Suomen tasavallan puolesta

För Republiken Finland

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För Konungariket Sverige

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For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Por la Comunidad Europea

For Det Europæiske Fællesskab

Für die Europäische Gemeinschaft

Για την Eυρωπαϊκή Koινότητα

For the European Community

Pour la Communauté européenne

Per la Comunità europea

Voor de Europese Gemeenschap

Pela Comunidade Europeia

Euroopan yhteisön puolesta

På Europeiska gemenskapens vägnar

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ANNEX 1

List of agricultural and processed agricultural products falling within HS chapters 25 to 97 referred to in articles 7 and 14

HS code

2905 43

(mannitol)

HS code

2905 44

(sorbitol)

HS code

2905 45

(glycerol)

HS heading

3301

(essential oils)

HS code

3302 10

(odoriferous substances)

HS headings

3501 to 3505

(albuminoidal substances, modified starches, glues)

HS code

3809 10

(finishing agents)

HS heading

3823

industrial fatty alcohols).

HS code

3824 60

(sorbitol other than sorbitol of 2905 44)

HS headings

4101 to 4103

(hides and skins)

HS heading

4301

(raw furskins)

HS headings

5001 to 5003

(raw silk and silk waste)

HS headings

5101 to 5103

(wool and animal hair)

HS headings

5201 to 5203

(raw cotton, waste and cotton carded or combed)

HS heading

5301

(raw flax)

HS heading

5302

(raw hemp)

ANNEX 2

List of products referred to in Article 9(1)

HS Code

2501 00 10

2501 00 90

2502 00 00

2503 00 00

2504 10 00

2504 90 00

2505 10 00

2505 90 00

2506 10 00

2506 21 00

2506 29 00

2507 00 10

2507 00 20

2508 10 00

2508 20 00

2508 30 00

2508 40 10

2508 40 90

2508 50 00

2508 60 00

2508 70 00

2509 00 00

2510 10 00

2510 20 00

2511 10 00

2511 20 00

2512 00 10

2512 00 90

2513 11 00

2513 19 00

2513 20 00

2514 00 00

2515 11 00

2515 12 00

2515 20 10

2515 20 20

2516 11 00

2516 12 00

2516 21 00

2516 22 00

2516 90 00

2517 10 00

2517 20 00

2517 30 00

2517 41 00

2517 49 00

2518 10 00

2518 20 00

2518 30 00

2519 10 00

2519 90 00

2520 10 00

2520 20 00

2521 00 00

2522 10 00

2522 20 00

2522 30 00

2523 10 00

2523 21 00

2523 29 00

2523 30 00

2523 90 00

2524 00 00

2525 10 00

2525 20 00

2525 30 00

2526 10 00

2526 20 00

2528 10 00

2528 90 00

2529 10 00

2529 21 00

2529 22 00

2529 30 00

2530 10 00

2530 20 00

2530 90 00

2601 11 00

2601 12 00

2601 20 00

2602 00 00

2603 00 00

2604 00 00

2605 00 00

2606 00 00

2607 00 00

2608 00 00

2609 00 00

2610 00 00

2611 00 00

2612 10 00

2612 20 00

2613 10 00

2613 90 00

2614 00 00

2615 10 00

2615 90 00

2616 10 00

2616 90 10

2616 90 90

2617 10 00

2617 90 00

2618 00 00

2619 00 00

2620 11 00

2620 19 00

2620 21 00

2620 29 00

2620 30 00

2620 40 00

2620 60 00

2620 91 00

2620 99 00

2621 10 00

2621 90 00

2706 00 00

2707 10 10

2707 10 90

2707 20 10

2707 20 90

2707 30 10

2707 30 90

2707 40 00

2707 50 00

2707 60 00

2707 91 00

2707 99 10

2707 99 20

2707 99 30

2707 99 40

2707 99 90

2708 10 00

2708 20 00

2709 00 10

2710 11 21

2710 11 22

2710 11 23

2710 11 24

2710 11 25

2710 11 29

2710 19 41

2710 19 42

2710 19 43

2710 19 44

2710 19 45

2710 19 46

2710 19 47

2710 19 49

2711 12 20

2711 13 20

2711 14 20

2711 19 20

2711 29 20

2712 10 20

2712 20 20

2712 90 20

2712 90 40

2712 90 90

2713 11 20

2713 12 20

2713 20 20

2713 90 20

2714 10 20

2714 10 40

2714 90 20

2715 00 20

2715 00 40

2715 00 90

2801 10 00

2801 20 00

2801 30 00

2802 00 00

2803 00 00

2804 10 00

2804 21 00

2804 29 00

2804 30 00

2804 40 00

2804 50 00

2804 61 00

2804 69 00

2804 70 00

2804 80 00

2804 90 00

2805 11 00

2805 12 00

2805 19 00

2805 30 00

2805 40 00

2806 10 00

2806 20 00

2807 00 00

2808 00 10

2808 00 20

2809 10 00

2809 20 00

2810 00 00

2811 11 00

2811 19 00

2811 21 00

2811 22 00

2811 23 00

2811 29 00

2812 10 00

2812 90 00

2813 10 00

2813 90 00

2814 10 00

2814 20 00

2815 11 00

2815 12 00

2815 20 10

2815 20 20

2815 30 00

2816 10 00

2816 40 00

2817 00 10

2817 00 20

2818 10 00

2818 20 00

2818 30 00

2819 10 00

2819 90 00

2820 10 00

2820 90 00

2821 10 00

2821 20 00

2822 00 00

2823 00 00

2824 10 00

2824 20 00

2824 90 00

2825 10 00

2825 20 00

2825 30 00

2825 40 00

2825 50 00

2825 60 00

2825 70 00

2825 80 00

2825 90 00

2826 11 00

2826 12 00

2826 19 00

2826 20 00

2826 30 00

2826 90 00

2827 10 00

2827 20 00

2827 31 00

2827 32 00

2827 33 00

2827 34 00

2827 35 00

2827 36 00

2827 39 10

2827 39 90

2827 41 00

2827 49 00

2827 51 00

2827 59 00

2827 60 00

2828 10 00

2828 90 10

2828 90 20

2828 90 90

2829 11 00

2829 19 00

2829 90 10

2829 90 20

2829 90 30

2830 10 00

2830 20 00

2830 30 00

2830 90 10

2830 90 90

2831 10 00

2831 90 00

2832 10 00

2832 20 00

2832 30 00

2833 11 00

2833 19 00

2833 21 00

2833 22 00

2833 23 00

2833 24 00

2833 25 00

2833 26 00

2833 27 00

2833 29 00

2833 30 00

2833 40 00

2834 10 00

2834 21 00

2834 29 10

2834 29 90

2835 10 00

2835 22 00

2835 23 00

2835 24 00

2835 25 00

2835 26 00

2835 29 00

2835 31 00

2835 39 00

2836 10 00

2836 20 00

2836 30 00

2836 40 00

2836 50 00

2836 60 00

2836 70 00

2836 91 00

2836 92 00

2836 99 00

2837 11 00

2837 19 00

2837 20 00

2838 00 00

2839 11 00

2839 19 00

2839 20 00

2839 90 00

2840 11 00

2840 19 00

2840 20 00

2840 30 00

2841 10 00

2841 20 00

2841 30 00

2841 50 00

2841 61 00

2841 69 00

2841 70 00

2841 80 00

2841 90 00

2842 10 00

2842 90 10

2842 90 90

2843 10 00

2843 21 00

2843 29 00

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5406 20 00

5501 10 00

5501 20 00

5501 30 00

5501 90 00

5502 00 00

5503 10 00

5503 20 00

5503 30 00

5503 40 00

5503 90 00

5504 10 00

5504 90 00

5505 10 00

5505 20 00

5506 10 00

5506 20 00

5506 30 00

5506 90 00

5507 00 00

5508 10 10

5508 20 10

5509 11 00

5509 12 00

5509 21 00

5509 22 00

5509 31 00

5509 32 00

5509 42 00

5509 51 00

5509 52 00

5509 53 00

5509 59 00

5509 61 00

5509 62 00

5509 69 00

5509 91 00

5509 92 00

5509 99 00

5510 11 00

5510 12 00

5510 20 00

5510 30 00

5510 90 00

5511 10 00

5511 20 00

5511 30 00

5603 11 00

5603 12 00

5603 13 00

5603 14 00

5603 91 00

5603 92 00

5603 93 00

5603 94 00

5604 10 00

5604 20 00

5604 90 00

5605 00 00

5606 00 00

5902 10 00

5902 20 00

5902 90 00

5908 00 00

5909 00 00

5910 00 00

5911 10 00

5911 20 00

5911 31 00

5911 32 00

5911 40 00

5911 90 10

5911 90 20

5911 90 90

6406 10 10

6406 10 20

6406 10 30

6406 10 40

6406 10 90

6406 20 10

6406 20 20

6406 91 00

6406 99 10

6406 99 20

6406 99 30

6406 99 40

6406 99 50

6406 99 60

6406 99 90

6602 00 10

6806 10 00

6806 20 00

6806 90 00

6808 00 00

6809 11 00

6809 19 00

6809 90 00

6810 11 00

6810 19 00

6810 91 00

6810 99 00

6811 10 00

6811 20 00

6811 30 00

6811 90 00

6813 10 00

6813 90 00

6814 10 00

6814 90 00

6815 10 00

6815 20 00

6815 91 00

6815 99 00

6901 00 00

6902 10 00

6902 20 00

6902 90 00

6903 10 00

6903 20 00

6903 90 00

6904 10 00

6904 90 00

6905 10 00

6905 90 00

6906 00 00

7001 00 00

7002 10 00

7002 20 00

7002 31 00

7002 32 00

7002 39 00

7003 12 00

7003 19 00

7003 20 00

7003 30 00

7004 20 00

7004 90 00

7005 10 00

7005 21 00

7005 29 00

7005 30 00

7006 00 00

7007 11 10

7007 11 90

7007 19 00

7007 21 10

7007 21 90

7007 29 00

7008 00 00

7010 10 10

7010 10 90

7010 20 00

7010 90 10

7010 90 91

7010 90 92

7010 90 99

7011 10 00

7011 20 00

7011 90 00

7019 11 00

7019 12 00

7019 19 00

7019 31 00

7019 32 00

7019 39 10

7019 40 00

7019 51 00

7019 52 00

7019 59 00

7019 90 00

7020 00 20

7020 00 30

7102 10 10

7102 21 00

7102 29 00

7103 10 10

7103 91 10

7103 99 10

7104 10 10

7104 20 10

7104 90 10

7105 10 00

7105 90 00

7106 10 00

7106 91 00

7106 92 10

7106 92 20

7106 92 90

7107 00 10

7107 00 20

7108 20 00

7110 11 00

7110 19 10

7110 19 20

7110 19 90

7110 21 00

7110 29 10

7110 29 90

7110 31 00

7110 39 10

7110 39 90

7110 41 00

7110 49 10

7110 49 90

7111 00 00

7112 30 00

7201 10 00

7201 20 00

7201 50 00

7202 11 00

7202 19 00

7202 21 00

7202 29 00

7202 30 00

7202 41 00

7202 49 00

7202 50 00

7202 60 00

7202 70 00

7202 80 00

7202 91 00

7202 92 00

7202 93 00

7202 99 00

7203 10 00

7203 90 00

7204 10 00

7204 21 00

7204 29 00

7204 30 00

7204 41 00

7204 49 00

7204 50 00

7205 10 00

7205 21 00

7205 29 00

7206 10 00

7206 90 00

7207 11 00

7207 12 00

7207 19 00

7207 20 00

7208 10 00

7208 25 00

7208 26 00

7208 27 00

7208 36 00

7208 37 00

7208 38 00

7208 39 00

7208 40 00

7208 51 00

7208 52 00

7208 53 00

7208 54 00

7208 90 00

7209 15 00

7209 16 00

7209 17 00

7209 18 00

7209 25 00

7209 26 00

7209 27 00

7209 28 00

7209 90 00

7210 11 00

7210 12 00

7210 20 00

7210 50 00

7210 61 00

7210 69 00

7210 70 00

7210 90 00

7211 13 00

7211 14 00

7211 19 00

7211 23 00

7211 29 00

7211 90 00

7212 10 00

7212 20 00

7212 30 00

7212 40 00

7212 50 00

7212 60 00

7213 10 00

7213 20 00

7213 91 00

7213 99 00

7214 10 00

7214 20 00

7214 30 00

7214 91 00

7214 99 00

7215 10 00

7215 50 00

7215 90 00

7216 10 10

7216 10 20

7216 10 30

7216 21 00

7216 22 00

7216 31 00

7216 32 00

7216 33 00

7216 40 00

7216 50 10

7216 50 90

7216 61 00

7216 69 00

7216 91 00

7216 99 00

7217 10 00

7217 20 00

7217 30 00

7217 90 00

7218 10 00

7218 91 00

7218 99 00

7219 11 00

7219 12 00

7219 13 00

7219 14 00

7219 21 00

7219 22 00

7219 23 00

7219 24 00

7219 31 00

7219 32 00

7219 33 00

7219 34 00

7219 35 00

7219 90 00

7220 11 00

7220 12 00

7220 20 00

7220 90 00

7221 00 00

7222 11 00

7222 19 00

7222 20 00

7222 30 00

7222 40 00

7223 00 00

7224 10 00

7224 90 00

7225 11 00

7225 19 00

7225 20 00

7225 30 00

7225 40 00

7225 50 00

7225 91 00

7225 92 00

7225 99 00

7226 11 00

7226 19 00

7226 20 00

7226 91 00

7226 92 00

7226 93 00

7226 94 00

7226 99 00

7227 10 00

7227 20 00

7227 90 00

7228 10 00

7228 20 00

7228 30 00

7228 40 00

7228 50 00

7228 60 00

7228 70 00

7228 80 10

7228 80 20

7229 10 00

7229 20 00

7229 90 00

7301 10 00

7301 20 00

7303 00 00

7304 10 00

7304 31 90

7304 39 90

7304 41 90

7304 49 90

7304 51 90

7304 59 90

7304 90 90

7305 39 10

7305 39 90

7305 90 10

7305 90 90

7306 40 00

7306 50 00

7306 60 00

7306 90 00

7307 11 90

7307 19 00

7307 23 90

7307 29 00

7307 91 00

7307 92 00

7308 10 00

7308 20 00

7308 40 00

7308 90 00

7312 10 00

7312 90 00

7313 00 00

7317 00 10

7317 00 20

7317 00 30

7317 00 90

7318 11 00

7318 12 00

7318 13 00

7318 14 00

7318 15 00

7318 16 00

7318 19 00

7318 21 00

7318 22 00

7318 23 00

7318 24 00

7318 29 00

7401 10 00

7401 20 00

7402 00 00

7403 11 00

7403 12 00

7403 13 00

7403 19 00

7403 21 00

7403 22 00

7403 23 00

7403 29 00

7404 00 00

7405 00 00

7406 10 00

7406 20 00

7407 10 00

7407 21 00

7407 22 00

7407 29 00

7408 11 00

7408 19 00

7408 21 00

7408 22 00

7408 29 00

7409 11 00

7409 19 00

7409 21 00

7409 29 00

7409 31 00

7409 39 00

7409 40 00

7409 90 00

7410 11 00

7410 12 00

7410 21 00

7410 22 00

7411 10 00

7411 21 00

7411 22 00

7411 29 00

7412 10 00

7412 20 00

7413 00 00

7414 20 00

7414 90 00

7415 10 00

7415 21 00

7415 29 00

7415 33 00

7415 39 00

7416 00 00

7501 10 00

7501 20 00

7502 10 00

7502 20 00

7503 00 00

7504 00 00

7505 11 00

7505 12 00

7505 21 00

7505 22 00

7506 10 00

7506 20 00

7507 11 00

7507 12 00

7507 20 00

7508 90 10

7601 10 00

7601 20 00

7602 00 00

7603 10 00

7603 20 00

7604 10 00

7604 21 00

7604 29 00

7605 11 00

7605 19 00

7605 21 00

7605 29 00

7606 11 00

7606 12 00

7606 91 00

7606 92 00

7607 11 10

7607 11 90

7607 19 10

7607 19 90

7607 20 10

7607 20 90

7608 10 00

7608 20 00

7609 00 00

7610 90 00

7611 00 00

7612 10 00

7612 90 00

7613 00 00

7614 10 00

7614 90 00

7616 99 40

7801 10 00

7801 91 00

7801 99 00

7802 00 00

7803 00 00

7804 11 00

7804 19 00

7804 20 00

7805 00 00

7806 00 10

7806 00 20

7806 00 90

7901 11 00

7901 12 00

7901 20 00

7902 00 00

7903 10 00

7903 90 00

7904 00 00

7905 00 00

7906 00 00

7907 00 00

8001 10 00

8001 20 00

8002 00 00

8003 00 00

8004 00 00

8005 00 00

8006 00 00

8007 00 20

8101 10 00

8101 94 00

8101 95 00

8101 96 00

8101 97 00

8101 99 00

8102 10 00

8102 94 00

8102 95 00

8102 96 00

8102 97 00

8102 99 00

8103 20 00

8103 30 00

8103 90 00

8104 11 00

8104 19 00

8104 20 00

8104 30 00

8104 90 00

8105 20 00

8105 30 00

8105 90 00

8106 00 20

8106 00 30

8106 00 90

8107 20 00

8107 30 00

8107 90 00

8108 20 00

8108 30 00

8108 90 00

8109 20 00

8109 30 00

8109 90 00

8110 10 00

8110 20 00

8110 90 00

8111 00 20

8111 00 30

8111 00 90

8112 12 00

8112 13 00

8112 19 00

8112 21 00

8112 22 00

8112 29 00

8112 30 20

8112 30 30

8112 30 90

8112 40 20

8112 40 30

8112 40 90

8112 51 00

8112 52 00

8112 59 00

8112 92 00

8112 99 00

8113 00 10

8113 00 90

8311 10 00

8311 20 00

8311 30 00

8311 90 00

8421 29 10

8469 30 10

8710 00 00

8713 10 00

8713 90 00

8714 20 00

8802 11 00

8802 12 00

8802 30 00

8802 40 00

8802 60 00

8803 10 00

8803 20 00

8803 30 00

8803 90 00

8804 00 00

8805 10 00

8805 21 00

8805 29 00

8901 10 00

8901 30 00

8901 90 00

8904 00 00

8905 10 00

8905 20 00

8905 90 00

8906 10 00

8906 90 00

8907 10 00

8907 90 00

8908 00 00

9001 20 00

9018 90 30

9018 90 50

9021 29 00

9021 31 00

9021 39 00

9021 40 00

9021 50 00

9021 90 10

9021 90 90

9301 11 00

9301 19 00

9301 20 00

9302 00 00

9305 10 00

9305 91 00

9306 30 10

9306 90 10

9306 90 90

9701 10 00

9701 90 00

9702 00 00

9703 00 00

9704 00 00

9705 00 00

9706 00 00

ANNEX 3

List of products referred to in Article 9(2)

HS Code

2701 11 00

2701 12 00

2701 19 00

2701 20 00

2702 10 00

2702 20 00

2703 00 00

2704 00 10

2704 00 20

2705 00 00

2709 00 90

2710 19 38

2711 11 00

2711 14 10

2711 19 10

2711 21 00

2711 29 10

2712 10 10

2712 20 10

2712 90 10

2712 90 30

2712 90 50

2713 11 10

2713 12 10

2713 20 10

2713 90 10

2714 10 10

2714 10 30

2714 90 10

2716 00 00

2936 24 00

2936 25 00

2941 10 00

2941 20 00

2941 30 00

2941 40 00

2941 50 00

2941 90 00

2942 00 00

3001 10 00

3001 20 00

3001 90 10

3001 90 90

3002 10 00

3002 20 00

3002 30 00

3002 90 00

3003 10 00

3003 20 00

3003 31 00

3003 39 00

3003 40 00

3003 90 00

3004 10 00

3004 20 00

3004 31 00

3004 32 00

3004 39 00

3004 40 00

3004 50 10

3004 50 90

3004 90 00

3005 10 00

3005 90 00

3006 10 00

3006 20 00

3006 30 00

3006 40 00

3006 50 00

3006 60 00

3006 70 00

3006 80 00

3402 11 00

3402 12 00

3402 13 00

3402 19 00

3403 11 20

3403 19 20

3403 91 00

3403 99 00

3704 00 10

3704 00 90

3705 10 00

3705 20 00

3705 90 00

3926 90 10

3926 90 20

3926 90 30

3926 90 40

3926 90 90

4010 11 00

4010 12 00

4010 13 00

4010 19 00

4010 31 00

4010 32 00

4010 33 00

4010 34 00

4010 35 00

4010 36 00

4010 39 00

4011 10 10

4011 10 90

4011 20 10

4011 20 20

4011 20 90

4011 30 00

4011 40 00

4011 50 00

4011 61 00

4011 62 00

4011 63 00

4011 69 00

4011 92 00

4011 93 00

4011 94 00

4011 99 00

4012 11 00

4012 12 00

4012 13 00

4012 19 00

4013 10 10

4013 10 20

4013 10 90

4013 20 00

4013 90 00

4014 90 10

4014 90 90

4015 11 00

4015 19 10

5608 11 10

5608 11 90

5608 90 10

5608 90 20

6003 40 00

6003 90 00

6004 40 00

6004 90 00

6005 10 00

6005 21 00

6005 22 00

6005 23 00

6005 24 00

6005 31 00

6005 32 00

6005 33 00

6005 34 00

6005 41 00

6005 42 00

6005 43 00

6005 44 00

6005 90 00

6006 10 00

6006 21 00

6006 22 00

6006 23 00

6006 24 00

6006 31 00

6006 32 00

6006 33 00

6006 34 00

6006 41 00

6006 42 00

6006 43 00

6006 44 00

6006 90 00

6305 10 00

6305 20 00

6305 32 00

6305 33 00

6305 39 00

6305 90 00

7015 10 00

7017 10 00

7017 20 00

7017 90 00

7302 10 00

7302 30 00

7302 40 00

7302 90 00

7304 21 00

7304 29 00

7304 31 10

7304 39 10

7304 41 10

7304 49 10

7304 51 10

7304 59 10

7304 90 10

7305 11 00

7305 12 00

7305 19 00

7305 20 00

7305 31 10

7305 31 90

7306 10 00

7306 20 00

7306 30 00

7307 11 10

7307 21 00

7307 22 00

7307 23 10

7307 93 00

7307 99 00

7310 10 00

7310 21 00

7310 29 00

7311 00 10

7311 00 20

7311 00 90

7320 10 00

7320 20 00

7320 90 00

8207 13 00

8207 19 10

8207 19 90

8207 20 00

8207 30 00

8207 40 00

8207 50 00

8207 60 00

8207 70 00

8207 80 00

8207 90 00

8208 10 00

8208 20 00

8208 30 00

8208 40 00

8208 90 00

8401 10 00

8401 20 00

8401 30 00

8401 40 00

8402 11 00

8402 12 00

8402 19 00

8402 20 00

8402 90 00

8404 10 10

8404 20 00

8404 90 00

8405 10 00

8405 90 00

8406 10 00

8406 81 00

8406 82 00

8406 90 00

8407 10 00

8407 29 00

8407 31 00

8407 32 00

8407 33 00

8407 34 00

8407 90 00

8408 10 00

8408 20 10

8408 20 90

8408 90 00

8409 10 00

8409 91 10

8409 91 90

8409 99 00

8410 11 00

8410 12 00

8410 13 00

8410 90 00

8411 11 00

8411 12 00

8411 21 00

8411 22 00

8411 81 00

8411 82 00

8411 91 00

8411 99 00

8412 10 00

8412 21 00

8412 29 00

8412 31 00

8412 39 00

8412 80 00

8412 90 00

8413 11 10

8413 11 90

8413 19 10

8413 19 90

8413 20 00

8413 30 00

8413 40 00

8413 50 00

8413 60 00

8413 70 11

8413 70 12

8413 70 13

8413 70 14

8413 70 15

8413 70 16

8413 70 17

8413 70 21

8413 70 22

8413 70 23

8413 70 29

8413 70 31

8413 70 39

8413 70 40

8413 70 51

8413 70 52

8413 70 59

8413 70 61

8413 70 62

8413 70 63

8413 70 69

8413 70 70

8413 70 90

8413 81 00

8413 82 00

8413 91 00

8413 92 00

8414 10 00

8414 20 00

8414 30 00

8414 40 00

8415 10 20

8415 81 10

8415 82 10

8415 83 10

8416 10 00

8416 20 00

8416 30 00

8416 90 00

8417 10 00

8417 20 00

8417 80 00

8417 90 00

8419 11 10

8419 20 00

8419 31 00

8419 32 00

8419 39 00

8419 40 00

8419 50 00

8419 60 00

8419 81 12

8419 90 20

8420 10 00

8420 91 00

8420 99 00

8421 11 00

8421 12 00

8421 19 10

8421 19 90

8421 21 00

8421 22 00

8421 29 90

8421 39 00

8421 91 00

8421 99 00

8422 11 20

8422 19 00

8422 20 00

8422 30 00

8422 40 00

8422 90 90

8423 20 00

8423 30 00

8423 82 00

8423 89 00

8424 20 00

8424 30 00

8424 81 00

8424 89 00

8424 90 00

8425 11 00

8425 19 00

8425 20 00

8425 31 00

8425 39 00

8425 41 00

8425 42 00

8425 49 00

8426 11 00

8426 12 00

8426 19 00

8426 20 00

8426 30 00

8426 41 10

8426 41 90

8426 49 00

8426 91 00

8426 99 00

8427 10 10

8427 10 20

8427 10 30

8427 10 40

8427 20 10

8427 20 20

8427 20 30

8427 20 40

8427 20 50

8427 20 60

8427 90 10

8427 90 90

8428 10 00

8428 20 00

8428 31 00

8428 32 00

8428 33 00

8428 39 00

8428 40 00

8428 50 00

8428 60 00

8428 90 10

8428 90 90

8429 11 00

8429 19 00

8429 20 00

8429 30 00

8429 40 00

8429 51 00

8429 52 00

8429 59 00

8430 10 00

8430 20 00

8430 31 00

8430 39 00

8430 41 00

8430 49 00

8430 50 00

8430 61 00

8430 69 00

8431 10 00

8431 20 00

8431 31 00

8431 39 00

8431 41 00

8431 42 00

8431 43 00

8431 49 00

8432 10 00

8432 21 00

8432 29 00

8432 30 00

8432 40 00

8432 80 00

8432 90 00

8433 20 00

8433 30 00

8433 40 00

8433 51 00

8433 52 00

8433 53 00

8433 59 00

8433 60 10

8433 60 90

8433 90 00

8434 10 00

8434 20 00

8434 90 00

8435 10 00

8435 90 00

8436 10 00

8436 21 00

8436 29 00

8436 80 00

8436 91 00

8436 99 00

8437 10 00

8437 80 00

8437 90 00

8438 10 00

8438 20 00

8438 30 00

8438 40 00

8438 50 00

8438 60 00

8438 80 00

8438 90 00

8439 10 00

8439 20 00

8439 30 00

8439 91 00

8439 99 00

8440 10 00

8440 90 00

8441 10 00

8441 20 00

8441 30 00

8441 40 00

8441 80 00

8441 90 00

8442 10 00

8442 20 00

8442 30 00

8442 40 00

8442 50 00

8443 11 00

8443 12 00

8443 19 00

8443 21 00

8443 29 00

8443 30 00

8443 40 00

8443 51 00

8443 59 00

8443 60 00

8443 90 00

8444 00 00

8445 11 00

8445 12 00

8445 13 00

8445 19 00

8445 20 00

8445 30 00

8445 40 00

8445 90 00

8446 10 00

8446 21 00

8446 29 00

8446 30 00

8447 11 00

8447 12 00

8447 20 00

8447 90 00

8448 11 00

8448 19 00

8448 20 00

8448 31 00

8448 32 00

8448 33 00

8448 39 00

8448 41 00

8448 42 00

8448 49 00

8448 51 00

8448 59 00

8449 00 00

8450 11 20

8450 12 20

8450 19 12

8450 19 92

8450 20 00

8450 90 90

8451 10 00

8451 29 00

8451 40 00

8451 50 00

8451 80 00

8451 90 90

8453 10 00

8453 20 00

8453 80 00

8453 90 00

8454 10 00

8454 20 00

8454 30 00

8454 90 00

8455 10 00

8455 21 00

8455 22 00

8455 30 00

8455 90 00

8456 10 00

8456 20 00

8456 30 00

8456 91 00

8456 99 00

8457 10 00

8457 20 00

8457 30 00

8458 11 00

8458 19 00

8458 91 00

8458 99 00

8459 10 00

8459 21 00

8459 29 00

8459 31 00

8459 39 00

8459 40 00

8459 51 00

8459 59 00

8459 61 00

8459 69 00

8459 70 00

8460 11 00

8460 19 00

8460 21 00

8460 29 00

8460 31 00

8460 39 00

8460 40 00

8460 90 00

8461 20 10

8461 20 20

8461 30 00

8461 40 00

8461 90 00

8462 10 00

8462 21 00

8462 29 00

8462 31 00

8462 39 00

8462 41 00

8462 49 00

8462 91 00

8462 99 00

8463 10 00

8463 20 00

8463 30 00

8463 90 00

8464 10 00

8464 20 00

8464 90 00

8465 10 00

8465 91 00

8465 92 00

8465 93 00

8465 94 00

8465 95 00

8465 96 00

8465 99 00

8466 10 00

8466 20 00

8466 30 00

8466 91 00

8466 92 00

8466 93 00

8466 94 00

8467 11 00

8467 19 00

8467 21 00

8467 22 00

8467 29 00

8467 81 00

8467 89 00

8467 91 00

8467 92 00

8467 99 00

8468 10 00

8468 20 00

8468 80 00

8468 90 00

8471 10 00

8471 30 00

8471 41 00

8471 49 00

8471 50 00

8471 60 00

8471 70 00

8471 80 00

8471 90 00

8472 90 10

8473 30 00

8474 10 00

8474 20 00

8474 31 00

8474 32 00

8474 39 00

8474 80 00

8474 90 00

8475 10 00

8475 21 00

8475 29 00

8475 90 00

8477 10 00

8477 20 00

8477 30 00

8477 40 00

8477 51 00

8477 59 00

8477 80 00

8477 90 00

8478 10 00

8478 90 00

8479 10 00

8479 20 00

8479 30 00

8479 40 00

8479 50 00

8479 60 00

8479 81 00

8479 82 00

8479 89 00

8479 90 00

8480 10 00

8480 20 00

8480 30 00

8480 41 00

8480 49 00

8480 50 00

8480 60 00

8480 71 00

8480 79 00

8481 10 30

8481 20 00

8481 30 00

8481 40 00

8482 10 00

8482 20 00

8482 30 00

8482 40 00

8482 50 00

8482 80 00

8482 91 00

8482 99 00

8483 10 00

8483 20 00

8483 30 00

8483 40 00

8483 50 00

8483 60 00

8483 90 00

8484 10 00

8484 20 00

8484 90 00

8485 10 00

8485 90 00

8501 10 00

8501 31 00

8501 32 00

8501 33 00

8501 34 00

8501 40 00

8501 51 00

8501 52 00

8501 53 00

8501 61 10

8501 61 20

8501 62 00

8501 63 00

8501 64 00

8502 11 00

8502 12 00

8502 13 00

8502 20 10

8502 20 90

8502 31 00

8502 39 00

8502 40 00

8503 00 00

8504 10 10

8504 10 90

8504 21 00

8504 22 10

8504 22 20

8504 23 00

8504 31 00

8504 32 00

8504 33 00

8504 34 00

8504 40 00

8504 50 00

8504 90 00

8505 11 00

8505 19 00

8505 20 10

8505 20 20

8505 30 00

8505 90 10

8505 90 90

8507 90 00

8512 10 00

8512 20 00

8512 30 00

8512 40 00

8514 30 00

8514 40 00

8514 90 00

8515 11 00

8515 19 00

8515 21 00

8515 29 00

8515 31 00

8515 39 00

8515 80 00

8515 90 00

8517 19 90

8517 21 00

8517 22 00

8517 30 10

8517 30 20

8517 30 30

8517 50 00

8517 80 00

8517 90 00

8530 90 00

8532 10 00

8532 21 00

8532 22 00

8532 23 00

8532 24 00

8532 25 00

8532 29 00

8532 30 00

8532 90 00

8533 10 00

8533 21 00

8533 29 00

8533 31 00

8533 39 00

8533 40 00

8533 90 00

8534 00 00

8540 20 00

8540 40 00

8540 50 00

8540 60 00

8540 71 00

8540 72 00

8540 79 00

8540 81 00

8540 89 00

8540 91 00

8540 99 00

8541 10 00

8541 21 00

8541 29 00

8541 30 00

8541 40 00

8541 50 00

8541 60 00

8541 90 00

8542 10 00

8542 21 00

8542 60 00

8542 70 00

8542 90 00

8543 11 00

8543 20 00

8543 30 00

8543 40 00

8543 81 00

8543 89 00

8543 90 00

8544 11 10

8544 11 90

8544 19 10

8544 19 90

8544 20 00

8544 30 00

8544 41 00

8544 49 00

8544 51 00

8544 59 00

8544 60 00

8544 70 00

8545 11 00

8545 19 00

8545 20 00

8545 90 00

8546 10 00

8546 20 00

8546 90 00

8547 10 00

8547 20 00

8547 90 00

8601 10 00

8601 20 00

8602 10 00

8602 90 00

8603 10 00

8603 90 00

8604 00 00

8605 00 00

8606 10 00

8606 20 00

8606 30 00

8606 91 00

8606 92 00

8606 99 00

8607 11 00

8607 12 00

8607 19 00

8607 21 00

8607 29 00

8607 30 00

8607 91 00

8607 99 00

8608 00 10

8608 00 20

8608 00 50

8609 00 00

8701 10 10

8701 10 90

8701 20 10

8701 20 90

8701 30 10

8701 30 20

8701 30 90

8701 90 10

8701 90 20

8701 90 30

8701 90 90

8702 10 10

8702 90 10

8703 21 10

8703 22 10

8703 22 30

8703 23 10

8703 23 10

8703 23 20

8703 23 30

8703 24 10

8703 24 30

8703 31 10

8703 31 10

8703 31 30

8703 32 10

8703 32 30

8703 33 10

8703 33 30

8704 10 10

8704 10 90

8704 21 10

8704 21 20

8704 21 30

8704 21 90

8704 22 10

8704 22 20

8704 22 90

8704 23 10

8704 23 90

8704 31 10

8704 31 20

8704 31 90

8704 32 10

8704 32 90

8704 90 00

8705 10 00

8705 20 00

8705 30 00

8705 40 00

8705 90 10

8705 90 90

8706 00 10

8706 00 20

8706 00 30

8706 00 90

8707 10 00

8707 90 10

8707 90 90

8708 10 00

8708 21 00

8708 29 00

8708 31 00

8708 39 10

8708 39 90

8708 40 00

8708 50 00

8708 60 00

8708 70 00

8708 80 00

8708 91 00

8708 92 00

8708 93 10

8708 93 90

8708 94 00

8708 99 10

8708 99 20

8708 99 90

8709 19 00

8709 90 00

8716 20 00

8716 31 00

8716 39 00

8716 40 00

8902 00 10

8902 00 90

9001 10 00

9001 30 00

9001 50 00

9001 90 00

9002 11 00

9007 19 10

9010 10 00

9010 41 00

9010 42 00

9010 49 00

9010 50 00

9010 60 00

9010 90 00

9011 10 00

9011 20 00

9011 80 00

9011 90 00

9012 10 00

9012 90 00

9013 10 00

9013 20 00

9013 80 10

9014 10 00

9014 20 00

9014 80 00

9014 90 00

9015 10 00

9015 20 00

9015 30 00

9015 40 00

9015 80 00

9015 90 00

9017 10 00

9017 20 00

9017 30 00

9017 80 00

9017 90 00

9018 11 00

9018 12 00

9018 13 00

9018 14 00

9018 19 00

9018 20 00

9018 32 00

9018 39 90

9018 41 00

9018 49 10

9018 49 90

9018 50 00

9018 90 20

9018 90 40

9018 90 90

9019 10 00

9019 20 00

9020 00 00

9021 21 90

9022 12 00

9022 13 00

9022 14 00

9022 19 00

9022 21 00

9022 29 00

9022 30 00

9022 90 00

9023 00 00

9024 10 00

9024 80 00

9024 90 00

9025 11 00

9025 19 00

9025 80 00

9025 90 00

9026 10 00

9026 20 00

9026 80 00

9026 90 00

9027 10 00

9027 20 00

9027 30 00

9027 40 00

9027 50 00

9027 80 00

9027 90 00

9028 10 00

9028 20 10

9028 20 20

9028 30 00

9028 90 00

9029 10 00

9029 20 00

9029 90 00

9030 10 00

9030 20 00

9030 31 00

9030 39 00

9030 40 00

9030 82 00

9030 83 00

9030 89 00

9030 90 00

9031 10 00

9031 20 00

9031 30 00

9031 41 00

9031 49 00

9031 80 00

9031 90 00

9032 10 00

9032 20 00

9032 81 00

9032 89 00

9032 90 00

9033 00 00

9101 11 00

9109 11 00

9112 20 90

9112 90 10

9306 10 00

9504 40 00

9508 90 00

9542 29 00

9613 90 00

ANNEX 4

List of products referred to in Article 17(4)

Tariff heading

(Algerian customs tariff)

0401.1000

0401.2010

0401.2020

0401.3010

0401.3020

0403.1000

0405.1000

0406.2000

0406.3000

0406.4000

0406.9090

0407.0020

0409.0000

0701.9000

0703.2000

0710.1000

0710.2100

0710.2200

0710.2900

0710.3000

0710.4000

0710.8000

0710.9000

0711.2000

0711.3000

0711.4000

0712.9010

0712.9090

0801.1100

0801.1900

0801.2100

0801.2200

0802.1200

0802.3100

0802.3200

0806.1000

0806.2000

0808.1000

0808.2000

0812.9000

0813.1000

0813.2000

1101.0000

1103.1120

1105.1000

1105.2000

1512.1900

1517.1000

1604.1300

1604.1400

1604.1600

1704.1000

1806.3100

1806.3200

1806.9000

1901.2000

1902.1900

1902.2000

1902.3000

1902.4000

1905.3100

1905.3900

1905.4010

1905.4090

1905.9090

2001.1000

2001.9010

2001.9020

2001.9090

2002.9010

2002.9020

2005.2000

2005.4000

2005.5100

2005.5900

2005.9000

2006.0000

2007.1000

2007.9100

2007.9900

2009.1900

2009.2000

2009.3000

2009.4000

2009.5000

2009.6000

2009.7000

2009.8090

2009.9000

2102.1000

2102.2000

2102.3000

2103.3090

2103.9010

2103.9090

2104.1000

2104.2000

2106.9090

2201.1000

2201.9000

2202.1000

2202.9000

2203.0000

2204.1000

2204.2100

2204.2900

2204.3000

2209.0000

2828.9030

3303.0010

3303.0020

3303.0030

3303.0040

3304.1000

3305.9000

3307.1000

3307.2000

3307.3000

3307.9000

3401.1100

3401.1990

3402.2000

3605.0000

3923.2100

3923.2900

3925.9000

3926.1000

4802.5600

4802.6200

4814.2000

4817.1000

4818.1000

4818.3000

4818.4020

4820.2000

5407.1000

5702.9200

5703.1000

5703.2000

5805.0000

6101.1000

6101.2000

6101.3000

6101.9000

6102.1000

6102.2000

6102.3000

6102.9010

6102.9090

6103.1100

6103.1200

6103.1900

6103.2100

6103.2200

6103.2300

6103.2900

6103.3100

6103.3200

6103.3300

6103.3900

6103.4100

6103.4200

6103.4300

6103.4900

6104.1100

6104.1200

6104.1300

6104.1900

6104.2100

6104.2200

6104.2300

6104.2900

6104.3100

6104.3200

6104.3300

6104.3900

6104.4100

6104.4200

6104.4300

6104.4400

6104.4900

6104.5100

6104.5200

6104.5300

6104.5900

6104.6100

6104.6200

6104.6300

6104.6900

6105.1000

6105.2000

6105.9000

6106.1000

6106.2000

6106.9000

6107.1100

6107.1200

6107.1900

6107.2100

6107.2200

6107.2900

6108.1100

6108.1900

6108.2100

6108.2200

6108.2900

6108.3100

6108.3200

6108.3910

6108.3990

6109.1000

6109.9000

6110.1100

6110.1200

6110.1900

6110.2000

6110.3000

6110.9000

6111.1000

6111.2000

6111.3000

6111.9000

6112.1100

6112.1200

6112.1900

6112.3100

6112.3900

6112.4100

6112.4900

6115.1100

6115.1200

6115.1900

6115.2000

6115.9100

6115.9200

6115.9300

6115.9900

6201.1100

6201.1200

6201.1300

6201.1900

6202.1100

6202.1200

6202.1300

6202.1900

6203.1100

6203.1200

6203.1900

6203.2100

6203.2200

6203.2300

6203.2900

6203.3100

6203.3200

6203.3300

6203.3900

6203.4100

6203.4200

6203.4300

6203.4900

6204.1100

6204.1200

6204.1300

6204.1900

6204.2100

6204.2200

6204.2300

6204.2900

6204.3100

6204.3200

6204.3300

6204.3900

6204.4100

6204.4200

6204.4300

6204.4400

6204.5100

6204.5200

6204.5300

6204.5900

6204.6100

6204.6200

6204.6300

6204.6900

6205.1000

6205.2000

6205.3000

6205.9000

6206.1000

6206.2000

6206.3000

6206.4000

6206.9000

6207.1100

6207.1900

6207.2100

6207.2200

6207.2900

6207.9100

6208.1100

6208.1900

6208.2100

6208.2200

6208.2900

6211.1100

6211.1200

6211.3210

6211.3900

6212.1000

6212.2000

6213.9000

6214.1000

6214.9000

6215.9000

6301.2000

6301.3000

6301.4000

6301.9000

6302.2100

6302.2200

6302.2900

6304.1900

6304.9900

6309.0000

6401.1000

6401.9900

6402.1900

6402.2000

6402.3000

6402.9900

6403.1900

6403.2000

6403.4000

6403.5100

6403.5900

6403.9100

6403.9900

6404.1100

6404.1900

6404.2000

6405.1000

6405.2000

6405.9000

6908.1000

6908.9000

6911.1000

6911.9000

7003.1200

7007.1110

7007.2110

7013.1000

7013.2900

7013.3200

7013.3900

7020.0010

7318.1100

7318.1200

7318.1500

7318.1600

7318.1900

7318.2100

7318.2200

7318.2300

7318.2900

7321.1119

7322.1100

7322.1900

7323.9100

7323.9200

7323.9300

7323.9400

7323.9900

7324.1000

7615.1900

8414.5110

8415.1090

8415.8190

8418.1019

8418.2119

8418.2219

8418.2919

8418.3000

8419.1190

8419.8119

8422.1190

8405.1190

8450.1290

8450.1919

8450.1999

8452.1090

8481.8010

8481.9000

8501.4000

8501.5100

8504.1010

8506.1000

8507.1000

8509.4000

8516.1000

8516.3100

8516.4000

8516.7100

8517.1100

8517.1990

8527.1300

8527.2100

8527.3130

8528.1290

8528.1390

8528.2190

8529.1060

8529.1070

8533.1000

8536.5010

8536.5090

8536.6190

8536.6910

8536.6990

8536.9020

8539.2200

8543.8900

8711.1090

9001.4000

9006.5200

9006.5300

9028.2010

9401.6100

9401.6900

9401.7100

9401.7900

9403.5000

9403.6000

9403.8000

9404.1000

9404.2900

9405.1000

9405.4000

9405.9100

9405.9900

9606.2100

9606.2200

9606.2900

9607.1100

9607.1900

9608.1000

9608.9900

9609.1000

9617.0000

ANNEX 5

IMPLEMENTING RULES FOR ARTICLE 41

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.   Objectives

Cases relating to practices contrary to Article 41(1)(a) or (b) of this Agreement shall be dealt with by applying the appropriate legislation, in order to avoid adverse effects on trade and economic development and the possible negative impact that such practices may have on the other Party’s important interests.

The competence of the Parties’ competition authorities to deal with these cases shall flow from the existing rules of their respective competition laws, including where these rules are applied to undertakings located outside their territory, but whose activities affect that territory.

The purpose of these rules is to promote cooperation and coordination between the Parties in the application of their competition laws in order to ensure that restrictions on competition do not block or cancel out the benefits which should be ensured following the progressive liberalisation of trade between the European Community and Algeria.

2.   Definitions

For the purposes of these rules:

(a)

‘competition law’ shall mean:

(i)

for the European Community (the Community), Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty, Council Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89 and related secondary legislation adopted by the Community;

(ii)

For Algeria, Competition Decree No 95-06 of 23 Sha’ban 1415 corresponding to 25 January 1995, and its implementing provisions;

(iii)

and any amendments to or repeal of those laws;

(b)

‘competition authority’ shall mean:

(i)

for the Community: the Commission of the European Community as to its responsibilities pursuant to the competition law of the Community;

(ii)

for Algeria: the Conseil de la Concurrence (Competition Board);

(c)

‘enforcement activity’ shall mean any application of competition law by way of investigation or proceeding conducted by the competition authority of a Party, which may result in penalties or remedies;

(d)

‘anti-competitive activity’ and ‘conduct and practices which restrict competition’ shall mean any conduct or transaction that is impermissible under the competition laws of a Party and may be subject to penalties or remedies.

CHAPTER II

COOPERATION AND COORDINATION

3.   Notification

3.1.   Each Party’s competition authority shall notify the other of its enforcement activities where:

(a)

the notifying Party considers them relevant to enforcement activities of the other Party;

(b)

they may significantly affect important interests of the other Party;

(c)

they relate to restrictions on competition which may directly and substantially affect the territory of the other Party;

(d)

they involve anti-competitive activities carried out mainly in the territory of the other Party;

and

(e)

they condition or prohibit action in the territory of the other Party.

3.2.   To the extent possible, and provided that this is not contrary to the Parties' competition laws and does not adversely affect any investigation being carried out, notification shall take place during the initial phase of the procedure, to enable the notified competition authority to express its opinion. The notified authority shall give due consideration to the opinions received when taking decisions.

3.3.   The notifications provided for in Article 3.1 of this Chapter shall be detailed enough to permit an evaluation in the light of the interests of the other Party.

3.4.   The Parties undertake to give the above notification wherever possible, depending on available administrative resources.

4.   Exchange of information and confidentiality

4.1.   The Parties shall exchange information which will facilitate the effective application of their respective competition laws and promote a better understanding of their respective legal frameworks.

4.2.   The exchange of information shall be subject to the standards of confidentiality applicable under the law of each Party. Confidential information whose dissemination is expressly prohibited or which, if disseminated, could adversely affect the Parties, shall not be provided without the express consent of the source of the information. Each competition authority shall maintain, to the fullest extent possible, the confidentiality of any information provided to it in confidence by the other competition authority under the rules and shall oppose, to the fullest extent possible, any application for disclosure of such information by a third party that is not authorised by the competition authority that supplied the information.

5.   Coordination of enforcement activities

5.1.   Each competition authority may notify the other of its willingness to coordinate enforcement activities with respect to a specific case. This coordination shall not prevent the competition authorities from taking autonomous decisions.

5.2.   In determining the extent of coordination, the competition authorities shall consider:

(a)

the results which coordination could produce;

(b)

the additional information to be obtained;

(c)

the reduction in costs for the competition authorities and the economic agents involved,

and

(d)

the applicable deadlines under their respective legislations.

6.   Consultation when important interests of one Party are adversely affected in the territory of the other Party

6.1.   A competition authority which considers that one or more undertakings situated in one Party’s territory are or have been engaged in anti-competitive activities of whatever origin that are substantially and adversely affecting the interests of the Party it represents may request consultations with the other competition authority, recognising that entering into such consultations is without prejudice to any action under its competition laws and to the full freedom of ultimate decision of the competition authority concerned. The requested competition authority may take the appropriate remedial action, in the light of the legislation in force.

6.2.   Each Party shall, wherever possible and in accordance with its own legislation, take into consideration the important interests of the other Party in the course of its enforcement activities. A competition authority which considers that an enforcement activity being conducted by the competition authority of the other Party under its competition law may affect the important interests of the Party it represents should transmit its views on the matter to or request consultations with the other competition authority. Without prejudice to the continuation of its action under its competition laws or to its full freedom of ultimate decision, the competition authority so addressed should give full and sympathetic consideration to the views expressed by the requesting competition authority, and in particular to any suggestions as to alternative means of fulfilling the needs and objectives of the enforcement activity.

7.   Technical cooperation

7.1.   The Parties shall be open to technical cooperation in order to enable them to take advantage of their respective experience and to strengthen the implementation of their competition law and policies.

7.2.   Cooperation shall include the following activities:

(a)

training for officials, to enable them to gain practical experience;

(b)

seminars, in particular for civil servants;

and

(c)

studies of competition law and policies, with a view to supporting their development.

8.   Modification and update of the rules

The Association Committee may amend these rules.

ANNEX 6

INTELLECTUAL, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

1.   Before the end of the fourth year from the entry into force of this Agreement, Algeria and the European Communities and/or their Member States shall, to the extent they have not yet done so, accede to, and ensure an adequate and effective implementation of the obligations arising from, the following multilateral conventions:

International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome, 1961), known as the ‘Rome Convention’;

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (1977, amended 1980), known as the ‘Budapest Treaty’;

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Marrakech, 15 April 1994), taking into consideration the transitional period provided for developing countries in Article 65 of that Agreement;

Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks (1989), known as ‘The Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement’;

Trademark Law Treaty (Geneva 1994);

WIPO Copyright Treaty (Geneva, 1996);

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (Geneva, 1996).

2.   Both Parties shall continue to ensure an adequate and effective implementation of the obligations arising from the following multilateral conventions:

Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of the Registration of Marks (Geneva 1977), known as the ‘Nice Agreement’;

Patent Cooperation Treaty (1970, amended in 1979 and modified in 1984);

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property in the 1967 Act of Stockholm (Paris Union), hereafter referred to as the ‘Paris Convention’;

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works in the Act of Paris of 24 July 1971, known as the ‘Berne Convention’;

Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks in the 1969 Act of Stockholm (Madrid Union), known as ‘Madrid Agreement’;

and

meanwhile, the Contacting Parties express their attachment to observing the obligations flowing from the above multilateral conventions. The Association Committee may decide that this paragraph shall apply to other multilateral conventions in this field.

3.   By the end of the fifth year after the entry into force of this Agreement, Algeria and the European Community and/or its Member States shall, to the extent they have not yet done so, accede to, and ensure an adequate and effective implementation of the obligations arising from, the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Geneva Act, 1991), known as ‘UPOV’.

Accession to this Convention may be replaced by the implementation of an adequate and effective sui generis system of protection of plant varieties if both parties agree.

PROTOCOL No 1

On the arrangements applying to imports into the Community of agricultural products originating in Algeria

Article 1

1.   The products listed in Annex 1 of the present protocol, originating in Algeria, shall be admitted for import into the Community in accordance with the conditions set out below and in the Annex.

2.   Import duties shall be either eliminated or reduced by the percentage indicated in respect of each product in column (a).

For certain products, for which the Common Customs Tariff provides for the application of an ad valorem duty and a specific duty, the rate of reduction indicated in column (a) shall apply only to the ad valorem duty.

3.   The customs duties shall be eliminated in respect of certain products within the limits of the tariff quotas shown against them in column (b).

The Common Customs Tariff duties in respect of the quantities imported in excess of the quotas shall be applied without reduction.

4.   The reference quantities fixed in respect of certain other products exempt from customs duties are shown in column (c).

Should the volume of imports of one of the products exceed the reference quantity for any given reference year, the Community may, having regard to an annual review of trade flows which it shall carry out, make the product in question subject to a Community tariff quota for the following reference year, the volume of which shall be equal to the reference quantity. In such a case, for quantities imported in excess of the quota, the Common Customs Tariff duty shall be applied in full.

Article 2

For the first year of application, the volumes of tariff quotas shall be calculated as a pro rata of the basic volumes, taking into account the part of the period elapsed before the date of entry into force of this agreement.

Article 3

1.   Subject to paragraph 2, rates of preferential duty shall be rounded down to the first decimal place.

2.   Where the result of calculating the rate of preferential duty in application of paragraph 1 is one of the following, the preferential rate shall be considered a full exemption:

(a)

1 % or less in the case of ad valorem duties,

or

(b)

EUR 1 or less per individual amount in the case of specific duties.

Article 4

1.   Wines of fresh grapes originating in Algeria and bearing a designation of origin must be accompanied by a certificate indicating their origin in accordance with the model given in Annex 2 to this Protocol or by documents V I 1 or V I 2 completed in accordance with Article 25 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 883/2001 of 24 April 2001 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 as regards trade with third countries in products in the wine sector (OJ L 128, 10.5.2001, p. 1).

2.   In accordance with Algerian law, the provision of paragraph 1 applies to wines with the following designations of origin: Aïn Bessem-Bouira, Médéa, Coteaux du Zaccar, Dahra, Coteaux de Mascara, Monts du Tessalah, and Coteaux de Tlemcen.

PROTOCOL No 1 ANNEX 1

CN Code

Description of goods (1)

Customs duty rate deduction (%)

Quantity (tonnes) (2)

Reference quantity (tonnes)

Specific provisions

 

 

(a)

(b)

(c)

 

0101 90 19

Live horses, other than pure-bred animals, for slaughter

100

 

 

 

0104 10 30

0104 10 80

Live sheep, other than pure-bred breeding animals

100

 

 

 

0104 20 90

Live goats, other than pure-bred breeding animals

100

 

 

 

ex 0204

Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen, other than domestic goat’s meat

100

 

 

 (8)

0205 00

Meat of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen

100

 

 

 

0208

Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen

100

 

 

 

0409 00 00

Natural honey

100

100

 

 (3)

0603

Cut flowers and flower buds of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared

100

100

 

 

0604

Foliage, branches and other parts of plants, without flowers or flower buds, and grasses, mosses and lichens, being goods of a kind suitable for bouquets or ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared

100

100

 

 

0701 90 50

New potatoes, from 1 January to 31 March

100

5 000

 

 (4)

0702 00 00

Tomatoes, from 15 October to 30 April

100

 

 

 (5)

0703 10 19

Onions, fresh or chilled

100

 

 

 

0703 10 90

Shallots, fresh or chilled

100

 

 

 

0703 90 00

Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled

100

 

 

 

0704 10 00

Cauliflowers and headed broccoli, from 1 January to 14 April,

100

 

1 000

Art 1(4)

0704 10 00

Cauliflowers and headed broccoli, from 1 to 31 December

0704 20 00

Brussels sprouts

0704 90

Other cabbages, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas

0706 10 00

Carrots and turnips, from 1 January to 31 March

100

 

 

 

0707 00

Cucumbers and gherkins from 1 November to 31 May, fresh or chilled

100

 

 

 (5)

0708 10 00

Peas (Pisum sativum), from 1 September to 30 April

100

 

 

 

0708 20 00

Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.) from 1 November to 30 April, fresh or chilled

100

 

 

 

ex 0708 90 00

Broad beans

100

 

 

 

0709 10 00

Globe artichokes from 1 October to 31 March, fresh or chilled

100

 

 

 (5)

0709 20 00

Fresh or chilled asparagus

100

 

 

 

0709 30 00

Aubergines, fresh or chilled, from 1 December to 30 June

100

 

 

 

0709 52 00

Fresh or chilled truffles

100

 

100

Art 1(4)

0709 60 10

Sweet peppers, from 1 November to 31 May

100

 

 

 

0709 60 99

Other fresh or chilled fruits of the genus Capsicum or Pimenta

100

 

 

 

0709 90 70

Courgettes from 1 December to 31 March, fresh or chilled

100

 

 

 (5)

ex 0709 90 90

Wild onions (Muscari comosum) from 15 February to 15 May

100

 

 

 

0710 80 59

Other fruits of the genus Capsicum or Pimenta, uncooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen

100

 

 

 

0711 20 10

Olives, for uses other than the production of oil

100

 

 

 (6)

0711 30 00

Capers

100

 

 

 

0711 90 10

Fruits of the genus Capsicum or Pimenta, excluding sweet peppers, provisionally preserved

100

 

 

 

0713 10 10

Peas (Pisum sativum) for sowing

100

 

 

 

ex 0713

Dried legumious vegetables, not for sowing

100

 

 

 

ex 0804 10 00

Dates in immediate containers of a net capacity not exceeding 35 kg

100

 

 

 

0804 20 10

Fresh figs

100

 

 

 

0804 20 90

Dried figs

100

 

 

 

0804 40

Fresh or dried avocados

100

 

 

 

ex 0805 10

Fresh oranges

100

 

 

 (5)

ex 0805 20

Fresh mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); fresh clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

100

 

 

 (5)

ex 0805 50 10

Fresh lemons

100

 

 

 (5)

0805 40 00

Grapefruit

100

 

 

 

ex 0806 10 10

Fresh table grapes from 15 November to 15 July, other than the Emperor variety (Vitis vinifera c.v.)

100

 

 

 (5)

0807 11 00

Watermelons, from 1 April to 15 June

100

 

 

 

0807 19 00

Melons, from 1 November to 31 May

100

 

 

 

0809 10 00

Apricots

100

1 000

 

 (5)

0809 40 05

Plums, from 1 November to 15 June

100

 

 

 (5)

0810 10 00

Strawberries, from 1 November to 31 March

100

500

 

 

0810 20 10

Raspberries, from 15 May to 15 June

100

 

 

 

ex 0810 90 95

Medlars and prickly pears

100

 

 

 

ex 0812 90 20

Fine ground oranges, provisionally preserved, but unsuitable in that state for consumption

100

 

 

 

ex 0812 90 99

Fine ground citrus fruit, other than oranges, provisionally preserved, but unsuitable in that state for consumption

100

 

 

 

0813 30 00

Dried apples

100

 

 

 

0904 20 30

Peppers, neither crushed not ground

100

 

 

 

0904 20 90

Peppers, crushed or ground

100

 

 

 

1209 99 99

Other seeds, fruit and spores, of a kind used for sowing

100

 

 

 (7)

1212 10

Locust beans, including locust bean seeds

100

 

 

 

ex 1302 20

Pectic substances and pectinates

100

 

 

 

1509

Olive oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified:

100

1 000

 

 

1509 10 10

Lampante virgin olive oil

1509 10 90

Other virgin oil

1509 90 00

Other than virgin

1510

Other olive oils and their fractions, obtained solely from olives, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified, including blends of these oils or fractions with oils or fractions of heading No 1509

100

1 000

 

 

1510 00 10

Crude oils

1510 00 90

Others

1512 19 91

Refined sunflower-seed oil

100

25 000

 

 

ex 2001 10 00

Cucumbers, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

2001 90 20

Fruit of genus Capsicum, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (excl. sweet peppers and pimentos)

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 50

Mushrooms, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 65

Olives, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 70

Sweet peppers or pimentos, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 75

Red salad beetroot, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 85

Red cabbages, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 91

Tropical fruit and tropical nuts, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 93

Onions, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2001 90 96

Other vegetables, fruits and other edible parts of plants, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid, without added sugar

100

 

 

 

2002 10 10

Peeled tomatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

100

300

 

 

2002 90 31

2002 90 39

2002 90 91

2002 90 99

Tomatoes prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, other than whole or in pieces, with a dry matter content of not less than 12 % by weight

100

300

 

 

2003 10 20

2003 10 30

Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

100

 

 

 (5)

2003 90 00

Other mushrooms, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

100

 

 

 

2003 20 00

Truffles, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

100

 

 

 

2004 10 99

Other potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen

100

 

 

 

ex 2004 90 30

Capers and olives, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen

100

 

 

 

2004 90 50

Peas (Pisum sativum) and green beans, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen

100

 

 

 

2004 90 98

Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen:

 

 

 

 

Artichokes, asparagus, carrots and mixtures

100

 

 

 

Others

50

 

 

 

2005 10 00

Homogenised vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen:

 

 

 

 

Asparagus, carrots and mixtures

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

Others

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2005 20 20

Potatoes, thinly sliced, cooked in fat or oil, whether or not salted or flavoured, in airtight packings, suitable for direct consumption

100

 

 

 

2005 20 80

Other potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

 

 

2005 40 00

Peas (Pisum Sativum), prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

 

 

2005 51 00

Beans, shelled, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2005 59 00

Other beans (Vigna spp,. Phaseolus spp.), prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

 

 

2005 60 00

Asparagus, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2005 70

Olives, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

 

 

2005 90 10

Fruit of the genus Capsicum, other than sweet peppers or pimentos, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

 

 

2005 90 30

Capers, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

 

 

2005 90 50

Artichokes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2005 90 60

Carrots, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2005 90 70

Mixtures of vegetables, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2005 90 80

Other vegetables, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2007 10 91

Harmonised preparations of tropical fruit

100

 

 

 

2007 10 99

Other harmonised preparations

100

 

 

 

2007 91 90

Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, purees and pastes, being cooked preparations of citrus fruits, with a sugar content not exceeding 13 % by weight, other than harmonised preparations

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2007 99 91

Apple purées and compotes, with a sugar content not exceeding 13 % by weight

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2007 99 93

Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, purees and pastes, being cooked preparations of tropical fruits or tropical nuts, with a sugar content not exceeding 13 % by weight, other than harmonised preparations

100

 

 

 

2007 99 98

Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, purees and pastes, being cooked preparations of other fruits, with a sugar content not exceeding 13 % by weight, other than harmonised preparations

100

 

200

Art 1(4)

2008 30 51

2008 30 71

ex 2008 30 90

Grapefruit segments, prepared or preserved without added spirit

100

 

 

 

ex 2008 30 55

ex 2008 30 75

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas) prepared or preserved without added spirit, finely ground; clementines, wilkings and other similar citrus hybrids, prepared or preserved without added spirit, finely ground.

100

 

 

 

ex 2008 30 59

Oranges and lemons, prepared or preserved without added spirit, finely ground

100

 

 

 

ex 2008 30 79

Oranges and lemons, prepared or preserved without added spirit, finely ground

100

 

 

 

ex 2008 30 90

Finely ground citrus fruits, without either added spirit or added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2008 30 90

Citrus fruit pulp, without either added spirit or added sugar

40

 

 

 

2008 50 61

2008 50 69

Apricots prepared or preserved without either added spirit or added sugar

100

 

 

 

ex 2008 50 92

ex 2008 50 94

Apricot halves, prepared or preserved, without either added spirit or added sugar, in immediate packings of a net content of 4,5 kg or more

50

 

 

 

ex 2008 50 99

Apricot halves, prepared or preserved, without either added spirit or added sugar, in immediate packings of a net content of less than 4,5 kg

100

 

 

 

ex 2008 70 92

ex 2008 70 94

Peach and nectarine halves, prepared or preserved, without either added spirit or added sugar, in immediate packings of a net content of 4,5 kg or more

50

 

 

 

ex 2008 70 99

Peach and nectarine halves, prepared or preserved, without either added spirit or added sugar, in immediate packings of a net content of less than 4,5 kg

100

 

 

 

2008 92 51

2008 92 59

2008 92 72

2008 92 74

2008 92 76

2008 92 78

Mixed fruit prepared or preserved without either added spirit or added sugar

55

 

 

 

2009 11

2009 12 00

2009 19

Orange juice

100

 

 

 (5)

2009 21 00

2009 29

Grapefruit juice

100

 

 

 (5)

ex 2009 31 11

ex 2009 31 19

ex 2009 39 31

ex 2009 39 39

Juice of any citrus fruit other than lemons, of a Brix value not exceeding 67, and of a value exceeding EUR 30 per 100kg net weight

100

 

 

 

2009 50

Tomato juice

100

200

 

 

ex 2009 80 35

ex 2009 80 38

ex 2009 80 79

ex 2009 80 86

ex 2009 80 89

ex 2009 80 99

Apricot juice

100

200

 

 (5)

ex 2204

Wine of fresh grapes

100

224 000 hl

 

 

ex 2204 21

Wines bearing one of the following designations of origin: Aïn Bessem-Bouira, Médéa, Coteaux du Zaccar, Dahra, Coteaux de Mascara, Monts du Tessalah, or Coteaux de Tlemcen, of an actual alcoholic strength not exceeding 15 % vol, in containers holding 2 litres or less

100

224 000 hl

 

Art 4(1)

2301

Flours, meals and pellets, of meat or meat offal, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, unfit for human consumption; greaves

100

 

 

 

2302 30 10

2302 30 90

2302 40 10

2302 40 90

Bran, sharps and other residues, whether or not in the form of pellets, derived from the sifting, milling or other working of cereals other then maize or rice

100

 

 

 

ex 2309 90 97

Mineral and vitamin complex, of a kind used in animal feeding

100

 

 

 


(1)  Irrespective of the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the wording of the product description must be considered to have merely indicative value, since the applicability of the preferential arrangements is determined in the context of this Annex by the scope of the CN code. Where ex CN codes are referred to, the applicability of the preferential arrangements is determined on the basis of the CN cod