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«NOTE: A Protocol on the succession by the Slovak Republic to the Agreement between the EFTA States and the CSFR was signed on 19 April 1993. Austria, ...»

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FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE EFTA STATES

AND

THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

NOTE: A Protocol on the succession by the Slovak Republic to the Agreement between the

EFTA States and the CSFR was signed on 19 April 1993.

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 38 of the Free Trade Agreement between the EFTA States and the Slovak Republic 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 Slovak Republic, 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 links existing between the EFTA States and the Slovak Republic and the common values they share, and recognizing that the EFTA States and the Slovak Republic wish to strengthen these links and to establish close and lasting relations, Having regard to the Declaration signed by the EFTA States and the CSFR in Gothenburg in 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 Co-operation in Europe, 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, 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, especiallythe 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 the Slovak Republic shall during a transitional period ending on 30 June 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, are:

(a) to promote, through the expansion of reciprocal trade, the harmonious development of the economic relations between the EFTA States and the Slovak Republic and thus to foster in the EFTA States and in the Slovak Republic 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 as provided for in Annex II;

originating in an EFTA State or the Slovak Republic.

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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 co-operation.

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 to 9, 14 and 23 of the Agreement and Protocol B are IV 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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Customs duties on imports and charges having equivalent effect

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





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 the Slovak Republic, except for products specified in Annex III 1 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, the Slovak Republic shall abolish all customs duties on imports and 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 in respect of the EFTA States be the Most Favoured Nation rate of duty applicable on 1 October 1991.

2. The basic duty in respect of the Slovak Republic shall be the Most Favoured Nation rate of duty applicable on 1 January 1992.

3. 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 tariff agreement concluded as a result of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, such reduced duties shall replace the basic duties referred to in paragraph 1 as from that date.

4. 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.1

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 the Slovak Republic.

2. The EFTA States and the Slovak Republic shall abolish between them 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.2

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

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

3. Quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect on imports into the Slovak Republic shall be abolished on the date of entry into force of the Agreement, except as provided for in Annex VII.4

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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 the Slovak Republic.

2. Quantitative restrictions on exports from the EFTA States 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.1

3. Quantitative restrictions on exports from the Slovak Republic and measures having equivalent effect shall be abolished on the date of entry into force of the Agreement except as provided for in Annex IX.2

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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 possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value; the protection of intellectual property; rules relating to gold or silver; or the conservation of exhaustible natural resources, if such measures are made effective in conjunction with restrictions on domestic production or consumption. 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 the Slovak Republic.

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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1. The States Parties to this Agreement agree to co-operate in the field of technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures; and through appropriate measures promote European-wide solutions. The Joint Committee shall establish guidelines for the implementation of this paragraph;

2. The States Parties to this Agreement agree to hold immediate consultations in the framework of the Joint Committee in case a State Party considers that another State Party has taken measures which are likely to create, or have created, a technical obstacle to trade, in order to find an appropriate solution.

3. The States Parties to this Agreement confirm the obligation to notify draft 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.

2. In pursuance of this objective each individual EFTA State and the Slovak Republic shall conclude 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 the Slovak Republic.

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 the Slovak Republic 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 Parties 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 Slovak Republic currency in the meaning of Article VIII of the International Monetary Fund is introduced, the Slovak Republic 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 the Slovak Republic’s status under t e IMF,h provided that these restrictions are applied in a non-discriminatory manner. They shall be applied in such a manner as to cause the least possible disruption to this Agreement. The Slovak Republic 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.



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