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«Austria, Finland and Sweden withdrew from the Convention establishing the Note: European Free Trade Association (the Stockholm Convention) on 31 ...»

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AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE EFTA STATES

AND

THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY

Austria, Finland and Sweden withdrew from the Convention establishing the

Note:

European Free Trade Association (the Stockholm Convention) on 31 December

1994. In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 38 of the Free Trade Agreement between the EFTA States and Hungary 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, the Swiss Confederation (hereinafter called the EFTA States) and the Republic of Hungary (hereinafter called Hungary), Recalling their intention to participate actively in the process of economic integration in Europe and expressing their readiness to co-operate in seeking ways and means to strengthen this process, Having regard to the Declaration signed by the EFTA States and Hungary in Gothenburg on 13 June 1990, Recalling their firm commitment to the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation 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 Cooperation in Europe, Reaffirming their commitment to the principles of a market economy, which constitutes the basis for their relations, Noting the Memorandum of Understanding between the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Government of Hungary signed in Paris on 4 June 1991, and in particular that Hungary firmly committed itself to finalizing the setting up of the necessary economic, legal and institutional framework for a well-established market economy, Reaffirming their commitment to pluralistic democracy based on the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms and recalling their membership in the Council of Europe, 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, Resolved to this end to eliminate 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 to extend them to fields not covered by this Agreement, III Considering that no provision of this Agreement may be interpreted as exempting the States, Parties to this Agreement, from their obligations under other international agreements, especially the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade,

HAVE DECIDED, in pursuit of the above, to conclude this Agreement:

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1. The EFTA States and Hungary shall gradually establish, during a transitional period ending at the latest on 30 June 2003, a free trade area in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

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

economies, are:

(a) to promote, through the expansion of reciprocal trade, the harmonious development of the economic relations between the EFTA States and Hungary and thus to foster in the EFTA States and in Hungary the advance of economic activity, the improvement of living and employment conditions, and increased productivity and financial stability;

(b) to provide fair conditions of competition for trade between the States, Parties to this Agreement;

(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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(a) to products falling within Chapters 25 to 97 of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, excluding the products listed in Annex I;

(b) to products specified in Protocol A, with due regard to the arrangements provided for in that Protocol;

(c) to fish and other marine products specified in Annex II, with due regard to the arrangements provided for in that Annex;

originating in an EFTA State or Hungary.

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1. Protocol B lays down the rules of origin and related 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 co-operation, to ensure that the provisions of Articles 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and of 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 shall be introduced in trade between the EFTA States and Hungary.

2. Customs duties on imports shall be gradually reduced and ultimately abolished in





accordance with the following timetable:

(a) On the date of entry into force of this Agreement, the EFTA States shall abolish all customs duties on imports for products originating in Hungary, except for products specified in Annex III for which customs duties on imports shall be progressively abolished in accordance with the provisions laid down in that Annex.

(b) (i) Customs duties on imports applicable in Hungary to products originating in an

EFTA State, which are listed in Annex IV shall be reduced progressively:

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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 applicable on 29 February 1992.

2. If, after the entry into force of this Agreement, any tariff reduction is applied on an erga omnes basis, in particular reductions resulting from the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, 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. No new charge having an effect equivalent to a customs duty on imports shall be introduced in trade between Hungary and the EFTA States.

2. All charges having an effect equivalent to customs duties on imports shall be abolished not later than on the entry into force of this Agreement, except as provided for in Annex VI.

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1. The provisions concerning the prohibition and the abolition of customs duties on imports 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 Hungary.

2. Customs duties on exports and any charges having equivalent effect shall be abolished not later than on the entry into force of this Agreement, except as provided for in Annex VII.

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Quantitative restrictions on imports and measures having equivalent effect

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

2. Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect on imports into the EFTA States shall be abolished not later than on the entry into force of this Agreement, except as provided for in Annex VIII.

3. Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect on imports into Hungary shall be abolished not later than on the entry into force of this Agreement, except as provided for in Protocol A, Annex II and Annex IX.

4. From the date of entry into force of this Agreement Hungary shall open import ceilings for products listed in Annex X and on the conditions contained therein.

5. The Joint Committee shall periodically review the progress achieved in dismantling quantitative restrictions on imports.

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Quantitative restrictions on exports and measures having equivalent effect

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

2. Quantitative restrictions on exports and any measures having equivalent effect shall be abolished in the EFTA States not later than on the entry into force of this Agreement, except as provided for in Annex XI.

3. Quantitative restrictions on exports and any measures having equivalent effect shall be abolished in Hungary not later than on the entry into force of this Agreement, except as provided for in Annex XII.

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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 of artistic, historic or archaeological value, or the protection of intellectual property, or rules relating to gold or silver. 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.

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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 Hungary.

2. The provisions of this Article shall apply to any body through which the competent authorities of a State, Party 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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1. The EFTA States and Hungary shall notify each other, at the earliest practicable stage, in accordance with the provisions laid down in Annex XIII of draft technical regulations and draft amendments thereto, which they intend to issue.

2. The provisions of this Article and of Annex XIII shall start to be applied one year after the entry into force of this Agreement.

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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 and to discuss this issue periodically in an appropriate forum among the States Parties concerned.

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

3. The States, Parties to this Agreement, shall not apply their regulations in veterinary, plant health and health matters as an arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination between the States Parties where the same conditions prevail, or as a disguised restriction on trade between them.

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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 Hungary.

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 in goods between an EFTA State and Hungary 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.

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

3. Until a full convertibility of the Hungarian currency in the meaning of Article VIII of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund is introduced, Hungary maintains the right to apply exchange restrictions on the grant or acceptance of short and medium-term credits, provided that these restrictions are applied in a non-discriminatory manner as regards the origin of the products and that they are not applied only to specific products or kinds of products.

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1. The States, Parties to this Agreement, consider the effective liberalization of their respective public procurement markets an objective of this Agreement.

2. As of the entry into force of this Agreement, the EFTA States shall grant Hungarian companies 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.



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