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AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE EFTA STATES

AND

THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

Note: Austria, Finland and Sweden withdrew from the Convention establishing the

European Free Trade Association (the Stockholm Convention) on 31

December 1994. In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 37 of the Free Trade Agreement between the EFTA States and Bulgaria these three countries ceased to be Parties to the Agreement on the same day. Consequently, in the present text, the provisions referring to Austria, Finland and Sweden have been deleted.

PREAMBLE

The Republic of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Swiss Confederation (hereinafter called the EFTA States) and the Republic of Bulgaria (hereinafter called Bulgaria), Recalling their intention to participate actively in the process of economic integration in Europe and expressing their preparedness to co-operate in seeking ways and means to strengthen this process, Considering the importance of the traditional links existing between the EFTA States and Bulgaria and the common values they share, and recognizing that the EFTA States and Bulgaria wish to strengthen these links and to establish close and lasting relations, Having regard to the Declaration signed by the EFTA States and Bulgaria in Geneva in December 1991, Recalling their firm commitment to the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Charter of Paris for a new Europe, and in particular the principles contained in the final document of the CSCE Bonn Conference on Economic Co-operation in Europe, Reaffirming their commitment to pluralistic democracy based on the rule of law, human rights, including rights of persons belonging to minorities, and fundamental freedoms, and recalling their membership in the Council of Europe, Considering the commitment of the EFTA States and Bulgaria to free trade, and in particular to the principles of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Firmly convinced that this Agreement will foster the creation of an enlarged and harmonious free trade area within Europe, thus constituting an important contribution to European integration, Bearing in mind the economic and social disparities between the EFTA States and Bulgaria and thus recognizing that the objectives of this Agreement should be reached through its appropriate provisions, Resolved to this end to gradually establish a free trade area by eliminating progressively the obstacles to substantially all their trade, in accordance with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Declaring their readiness to examine, in the light of any relevant factor, the possibility of developing and deepening their relations in order toextend them to fields not covered by this Agreement,

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1. The EFTA States and Bulgaria shall during a transitional period ending on 31 December 2002 gradually establish a free trade area, in accordance with the provisions of the present Agreement.

2. The objectives of this Agreement, which is based on trade relations between

market economies and on the respect of democratic principles and human rights, are:

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(c) to contribute in this way, by the removal of barriers to trade, to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade.

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Rules of origin and co-operation in customs administration

1. Protocol B lays down the rules of origin and methods of administrative cooperation.

2. The States Parties to this Agreement shall take appropriate measures, including regular reviews by the Joint Committee and arrangements for administrative cooperation, to ensure that the provisions of Articles 4 to 9, 14 and 23 of the Agreement and Protocol B are effectively and harmoniously applied, and to reduce, as far as possible, the formalities imposed on trade, and to achieve mutually satisfactory solutions to any difficulties arising from the operation of those provisions.

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1. No new customs duty on imports or charge having equivalent effect shall be introduced in trade between the EFTA States and Bulgaria.

2. Upon the date of entry into force of this Agreement, the EFTA States shall abolish all customs duties on imports and any charges having equivalent effect for products originating in Bulgaria, except for products specified in Annex III for which customs duties on imports and charges having equivalent effect shall be progressively abolished in accordance with the provisions laid down in that Annex.

3. For the products specified in Annex IV originating in an EFTA State, Bulgaria shall progressively abolish all customs duties on imports and any charges having equivalent effect in accordance with the provisions laid down in that Annex.

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1. For each product the basic duty to which the successive reductions set out in this Agreement are to be applied, shall be the Most Favoured Nation rate of duty applied on 31 May 1993.





2. If, after the entry into force of this Agreement, any tariff reduction is applied on an erga omnes basis, in particular reductions implemented as a result of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations or of the accession of Bulgaria to the GATT, such reduced duties shall replace the basic duties referred to in paragraph 1 as from the date when such reductions are applied.

3. The reduced duties calculated in accordance with Article 4 shall be applied rounded to the first decimal place or, in case of specific duties, to the second decimal place.

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1. The provisions of paragraphs 1 to 3 of Article 4 shall also apply to customs duties of a fiscal nature, except as provided for in Protocol C.

2. The States Parties to this Agreement may replace a customs duty of a fiscal nature or the fiscal element of a customs duty by an internal tax.

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Customs duties on exports and charges having equivalent effect

1. No new customs duty on exports or charge having equivalent effect shall be introduced in trade between the EFTA States and Bulgaria.

2. The EFTA States shall abolish on the date of entry into force of this Agreement any customs duties on exports and any charges having equivalent effect, except as provided for in Annex V.

3. Bulgaria shall progressively abolish any customs duties on exports and any charges having equivalent effect. Such duties and charges shall be eliminated at the latest by 31 December 1998.

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Quantitative restrictions on imports and measures having equivalent effect

1. No new quantitative restriction on imports or measures having equivalent effect shall be introduced in trade between the EFTA States and Bulgaria.

2. Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect on imports to the EFTA States shall be abolished on the date of entry into force of this Agreement, except as provided for in Annex VI.

3. Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect on imports into Bulgaria shall be abolished on the date of entry into force of the Agreement.

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Quantitative restrictions on exports and measures having equivalent effect

1. No new quantitative restriction on exports or measures having equivalent effect shall be introduced in trade between the EFTA States and Bulgaria.

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3. Quantitative restrictions on exports from Bulgaria and measures having equivalent effect shall be abolished on the date of entry into force of the Agreement except as provided for in Annex VIII.

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General exceptions This Agreement shall not preclude prohibitions or restrictions on imports, exports or goods in transit justified on grounds of public morality, public policy or public security;

the protection of health and life of humans, animals or plants and the environment; the protection of national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value; the protection of intellectual property; rules relating to gold or silver; or the conservation of exhaustible natural resources. Such prohibitions or restrictions shall not, however, constitute a means of arbitrary discrimination or a disguised restriction on trade between the States Parties to this Agreement.

ARTICLE 11

State monopolies

1. The States Parties to this Agreement shall ensure that any state monopoly of a commercial character be adjusted, subject to the provisions laid down in Protocol D, so that no discrimination regarding the conditions under which goods are procured and marketed will exist between nationals of the EFTA States and of Bulgaria.

2. The provisions of this Article shall apply to any body through which the competent authorities of the States Parties to this Agreement, in law or in fact, either directly or indirectly supervise, determine or appreciably influence imports or exports between the States Parties to this Agreement. These provisions shall likewise apply to monopolies delegated by the State to others.

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2. The States Parties to this Agreement commit themselves to notify the technical regulations in accordance with the provisions of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.

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1. The States Parties to this Agreement declare their readiness to foster, in so far as their agricultural policies allow, harmonious development of trade in agricultural products, taking into account its high importance for Bulgaria's economy.

2. In pursuance of this objective each individual EFTA State and Bulgaria have concluded a bilateral arrangement providing for measures to facilitate trade in agricultural products.

3. The States Parties to this Agreement shall apply their regulations in veterinary, plant health and health matters in a non-discriminatory fashion and shall not introduce any new measures that have the effect of unduly obstructing trade.

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1. The States Parties to this Agreement shall refrain from any measure or practice of an internal fiscal nature establishing, whether directly or indirectly, discrimination between the products originating in an EFTA State and like products originating in Bulgaria.

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

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1. Payments relating to trade between an EFTA State and Bulgaria and the transfer of such payments to the territory of the State Party to this Agreement, where the creditor resides shall be free from any restrictions.

VIII

2. The States Parties to this Agreement shall refrain from any exchange or administrative restrictions on the grant, repayment or acceptance of short and mediumterm credits covering commercial transactions in which a resident participates.

3. Until a full convertibility of the Bulgarian currency in the meaning of Article VIII of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund is introduced, Bulgaria reserves the right to apply exchange restrictions connected with the granting or taking up of short and medium-term credits to the extent permitted according to Bulgaria's status under the IMF, provided that these restrictions are applied in a nondiscriminatory manner. They shall be applied in such a manner as to cause the least possible disruption to this Agreement. Bulgaria shall inform the Joint Committee promptly of the introduction of such measures and of any changes therein.

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1. The States Parties to this Agreement consider the effective liberalization of their respective public procurement markets as a desirable and important objective of this Agreement.

2. As of the entry into force of this Agreement, the EFTA States shall grant companies from Bulgaria access to contract award procedures on their respective public procurement markets according to the Agreement on Government Procurement of 12 April 1979, as amended by a Protocol of Amendments of 2 February 1987, negotiated under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Bulgaria shall, taking into account the restructuring and development process of its economy, gradually ensure that companies from the EFTA States have access on the same principles to contract award procedures on its public procurement market.

3. As soon as possible after the entry into force of this Agreement, the States Parties to this Agreement shall progressively develop and adjust the rules, conditions and practices governing the participation in public procurement contracts awarded by public authorities and public undertakings, and by private undertakings which have been granted special or exclusive rights, so as to ensure free access and transparency, and that there is no discrimination between potential suppliers from the States Parties to this Agreement. A full balance of rights and obligations between the States Parties to this Agreement shall be established not later than at the end of the transitional period.

4. The Joint Committee shall recommend or agree, as appropriate, the practical modalities for this development including, inter alia, scope, timetable and rules to be applied.

5. The States Parties concerned shall endeavour to accede to the relevant Agreements negotiated under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

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