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Document 21998A0202(03)

Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of Latvia concerning the recognition of regionalization of African swine fever in the Kingdom of Spain

OJ L 26, 2.2.1998, p. 254–254 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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21998A0202(03)

Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of Latvia concerning the recognition of regionalization of African swine fever in the Kingdom of Spain

Official Journal L 026 , 02/02/1998 P. 0254 - 0254


AGREEMENT in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community and the Republic of Latvia concerning the recognition of regionalization of African swine fever in the Kingdom of Spain

A. Letter from Latvia

Sir,

I have the honour to refer to the discussions concerning trade agreements for certain agricultural products between the Community and Estonia which have taken place in the framework of the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement.

I hereby confirm that Latvia accepts to recognize that the territory of the Kingdom of Spain, with the exception of the provinces of Badajoz, Huelva, Sevilla and Cordoba, is free from African swine fever, under the same terms as foreseen in Council Decision 89/21/EEC of 14 December 1988, and the successive Commission Decisions.

Latvia accepts this derogation without prejudice to all other requirements foreseen by the Latvian veterinary legislation.

I should be obliged if you would confirm the agreement of the Community to the contents of this letter.

Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.

For the Government of the Republic of Latvia

B. Letter from the Community

Sir,

I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of today's date which reads as follows:

'I have the honour to refer to the discussions concerning trade agreements for certain agricultural products between the Community and Latvia which have taken place in the framework of the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement.

I hereby confirm that Latvia accepts to recognize that the territory of the Kingdom of Spain, with the exception of the provinces of Badajoz, Huelva, Sevilla and Cordoba, is free from African swine fever, under the same terms as foreseen in Council Decision 89/21/EEC of 14 December 1988, and the successive Commission Decisions.

Latvia accepts this derogation without prejudice to all other requirements foreseen by the Latvian veterinary legislation.

I should be obliged if you would confirm the agreement of the Community to the contents of this letter.`

I have the honour to confirm that the Community is in agreement with the contents of your letter.

Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.

On behalf of the Council of the European Union

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