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Document 11957E079

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART TWO - FOUNDATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, TITLE IV - TRANSPORT, ARTICLE 79

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11957E079

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PART TWO - FOUNDATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, TITLE IV - TRANSPORT, ARTICLE 79


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ARTICLE 79

1 . IN THE CASE OF TRANSPORT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY , DISCRIMINATION WHICH TAKES THE FORM OF CARRIERS CHARGING DIFFERENT RATES AND IMPOSING DIFFERENT CONDITIONS FOR THE CARRIAGE OF THE SAME GOODS OVER THE SAME TRANSPORT LINKS ON GROUNDS OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR OF DESTINATION OF THE GOODS IN QUESTION , SHALL BE ABOLISHED , AT THE LATEST , BEFORE THE END OF THE SECOND STAGE .

2 . PARAGRAPH 1 SHALL NOT PREVENT THE COUNCIL FROM ADOPTING OTHER MEASURES IN PURSUANCE OF ARTICLE 75 ( 1 ) .

3 . WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THIS TREATY , THE COUNCIL SHALL , ACTING BY A QUALIFIED MAJORITY ON A PROPOSAL FROM THE COMMISSION AND AFTER CONSULTING THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE , LAY DOWN RULES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 1 .

THE COUNCIL MAY IN PARTICULAR LAY DOWN THE PROVISIONS NEEDED TO ENABLE THE INSTITUTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY TO SECURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULE LAID DOWN IN PARAGRAPH 1 AND TO ENSURE THAT USERS BENEFIT FROM IT TO THE FULL .

4 . THE COMMISSION SHALL , ACTING ON ITS OWN INITIATIVE OR ON APPLICATION BY A MEMBER STATE , INVESTIGATE ANY CASES OF DISCRIMINATION FALLING WITHIN PARAGRAPH 1 AND , AFTER CONSULTING ANY MEMBER STATE CONCERNED , SHALL TAKE THE NECESSARY DECISIONS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE RULES LAID DOWN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 3 .

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