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Document 21990A0221(01)

Protocol for the accession of Bolivia to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

OJ L 45, 21.2.1990, p. 25–26 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 11 Volume 015 P. 185 - 187
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 11 Volume 015 P. 185 - 187

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/prot/1990/69/oj

21990A0221(01)

Protocol for the accession of Bolivia to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

Official Journal L 045 , 21/02/1990 P. 0025 - 0026
Finnish special edition: Chapter 11 Volume 15 P. 0185
Swedish special edition: Chapter 11 Volume 15 P. 0185


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PROTOCOL

for the accession of Bolivia to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

THE GOVERNMENTS WHICH ARE CONTRACTING PARTIES TO THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (hereinafter referred to as 'Contracting Parties' and 'the General Agreement', respectively),

THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AND THE GOVERNMENT OF BOLIVIA (hereinafter referred to as 'Bolivia'),

HAVING REGARD to the results of the negotiations directed towards the accession of Bolivia to the General Agreement,

HAVE through their representatives AGREED as follows:

PART I

General

1. Bolivia shall, upon entry into force of this Protocol pursuant to paragraph 6, become a contracting party to the General Agreement, as defined in Article XXXII thereof, and shall apply to contracting parties provisionally and subject to this Protocol:

(a) Parts I, III and IV of the General Agreement; and

(b) Part II of the General Agreement to the fullest extent not inconsistent with its legislation existing on the date of this Protocol.

The obligations incorporated in paragraph 1 of Article 1 by reference to Article III and those incorporated in paragraph 2 (b) of Article II by reference to Article VI of the General Agreement shall be considered as falling within Part II for the purpose of this paragraph.

2. (a) The provisions of the General Agreement to be applied to contracting parties by Bolivia shall, except as otherwise provided in this Protocol, be the provisions contained in the text annexed to the Final Act of the second session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment, as rectified, amended or otherwise modified by such instruments as may have become effective on the day on which Bolivia becomes a contracting party.

(b) In each case in which paragraph 6 of Article V, subparagraph 4 (d) of Article VII, and subparagraph 3 (c) of Article X of the General Agreement refer to that Agreement, the applicable date in respect of Bolivia shall be the date of this Protocol.

PART II

Schedule

3. The schedule in the Annex shall, upon the entry into force of this Protocol, become a schedule to the General Agreement relating to Bolivia.

4. (a) In each case in which paragraph 1 of Article II of the General Agreement refers to the date of the Agreement, the applicable date in respect of each product which is the subject of a concession provided for in the Schedule annexed to this Protocol shall be the date of this Protocol.

(b) For the purpose of the reference in paragraph 2 (a) of Article II of the General Agreement to the date of that Agreement, the applicable date in respect of the Schedule annexed to this Protocol shall be the date of this Protocol.

PART III

Final Provisions

5. This Protocol shall be deposited with the Director-General to the Contracting Parties. It shall be open for signature by Bolivia until 31 January 1990. It shall also be open for signature by contracting parties and by the European Economic Community.

6. This Protocol shall enter into force on the 30th day following the day upon which it shall have been signed by Bolivia.

7. Bolivia, having become a Contracting Party to the General Agreement pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Protocol, may accede to the General Agreement upon the applicable terms of this Protocol by deposit of an instrument of accession with the Director-General. Such accession shall take effect on the day on which the General Agreement enters into force pursuant to Article XXVI or on the 30th day following the day of the deposit of the instrument of accession, whichever is the later. Accession to the General Agreement pursuant to this paragraph shall, for the purposes of paragraph 2 of Article XXXII of that Agreement, be regarded as acceptance of the Agreement pursuant to paragraph 4 of Article XXVI thereof.

ANNEX

Schedule LXXXIV - Bolivia

(The Schedule may be consulted in the GATT Secretariat in Geneva)

8. Bolivia may withdraw its provisional application of the General Agreement prior to its accession thereto pursuant to paragraph 7 and such withdrawal shall take effect on the 60th day following the day on which written notice thereof is received by the Director-General.

9. The Director-General shall promptly furnish a certified copy of this Protocol and a notification of each signature thereto, pursuant to paragraph 5 to each contracting party, to the European Economic Community, to Bolivia and to each government which shall have acceded provisionally to the General Agreement.

10. This Protocol shall be registered in accordance with the provisions of Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

Done at Geneva this third day of August one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine, in a single copy, in the English, French and Spanish languages, except as otherwise specified with respect to the Schedule annexed hereto, each text being authentic.

Information concerning the signature of the Protocol for the accession of Bolivia to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

The Protocol for the accession of Bolivia to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was signed on 30 January 1990 on behalf of the European Economic Community by Mr Tran van Thinh, Head of the Commission's permanent delegation in Geneva, empowered for that purpose by the President of the Council.

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