22002A0125(03)

Additional Protocol laying down the trade arrangements for fish and fishery products to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lithuania, of the other part

Official Journal L 023 , 25/01/2002 P. 0035 - 0036


Additional Protocol

laying down the trade arrangements for fish and fishery products to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lithuania, of the other part

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, hereinafter referred to as "the Community",

of the one part, and

THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA,

of the other part,

WHEREAS the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lithuania, of the other part, hereinafter referred to as "the Europe Agreement", was signed in Brussels on 12 June 1995 and entered into force on 1 February 1998,

WHEREAS technical negotiations based on Article 20(4) and Article 23 of the Europe Agreement have been carried out and successfully concluded between the Community and the Republic of Lithuania to agree on reciprocal tariff concessions in the fisheries sector,

WHEREAS the negotiated concessions in the fisheries sector shall affect the bilateral concessions granted under the Europe Agreement, which should, therefore, be amended by means of a Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of that Agreement,

WHEREAS the Community and the Republic of Lithuania also agreed on an administratively simple procedure for implementing the negotiated tariff concessions as soon as possible on a gradual basis,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

From the date of entry into force of this Protocol both Parties should apply full free trade for all the products covered by Annex XIV and Annex XV of the Europe Agreement and other concessions for fish and fishery products if otherwise granted. From the date of entry into force of this Protocol, both Parties shall apply a one third reduction of the tariff duties applied by the Community and the Republic of Lithuania respectively for all the remaining fish and fishery products.

One year after the date of entry into force of this Protocol, both Parties shall apply a further one third reduction of the tariff duties as they were at the time of the entry into force of this Protocol.

Three years after the date of entry into force of this Protocol, or if commonly agreed earlier, full free trade in all fish and fishery products shall be applied. Any such agreement on earlier application of full free trade in all fish and fishery products shall be implemented in accordance with Article 4.

Article 2

The reductions referred to in Article 1 shall be calculated using common mathematical principles taking into account that:

(a) all the figures less than 50 (included) after the decimal point shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number;

(b) all the figures more than 50 after the decimal point shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number;

(c) all the tariffs below 2 % shall automatically be fixed at 0 %.

The parties shall exchange information on those cases where the above principles apply.

Article 3

This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the date on which the Parties have notified each other of the completion of the internal procedures necessary for that purpose.

Article 4

This Protocol may be amended by decision of the Association Council.

Hecho en Bruselas, el veinte de diciembre del dos mil uno.

Udfærdiget i Bruxelles den tyvende december to tusind og en.

Geschehen zu Brüssel am zwanzigsten Dezember zweitausendundeins.

Έγινε στις Βρυξέλλες, στις είκοσι Δεκεμβρίου δύο χιλιάδες ένα.

Done at Brussels on the twentieth day of December in the year two thousand and one.

Fait à Bruxelles, le vingt décembre deux mille un.

Fatto a Bruxelles, addì venti dicembre duemilauno.

Gedaan te Brussel, de twintigste december tweeduizendeneen.

Feito em Bruxelas, em vinte de Dezembro de dois mil e um.

Tehty Brysselissä kahdentenakymmenentenä päivänä joulukuuta vuonna kaksituhattayksi.

Som skedde i Bryssel den tjugonde december tjugohundraett.

Sudaryta Briuselyje du tukstanciai pirmu metu gruodzio 20 d.

Por la Comunidad Europea

For Det Europæiske Fællesskab

Für die Europäische Gemeinschaft

Για την Ευρωπαϊκή Κοινότητα

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

Europos Bendrijos vardu

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Por la República de Lituania

For Republikken Litauen

Für die Republik Litauen

Για την Δημοκρατία της Λιθουανίας

For the Republic of Lithuania

Pour la République de Lituanie

Per la Repubblica di Lituania

Voor de Republiek Litouwen

Pela República da Lituânia

Liettuan tasavallan puolesta

För Republiken Litauen

Lietuvos Respublikos vardu

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