Eea Agreement State Aid

Prior to reaching an agreement with a third country in the territory covered by this chapter, the parties consult with each other to ensure compatibility with the provisions of this chapter, particularly where the agreement contains provisions that depart from the customs security measures covered in this chapter. Each party ensures that agreements with third countries do not create rights and obligations for another party, unless the EEA Joint Committee decides otherwise. The provisions of the agreements listed in Schedule 3 prevail over the provisions of this protocol, insofar as they grant the relevant EFTA states more favourable trade regimes than this protocol. The agreement in question is essential to these results and is no more restrictive than this one; duly accredited officials of one of the contracting parties may, with the agreement of the other party and under the conditions set by the other party, receive information on the violation of customs legislation that the applicant authority needs for the purposes of this protocol, from the offices of the required authority or authority under the jurisdiction of the required authority. Agreements resulting from the negotiations under paragraph 1 are subject to ratification or approval by the parties in accordance with their own procedures. In light of the results of the biannual revisions on the state of their cooperation in the fisheries sector, the parties will endeavour to strengthen this cooperation on a harmonious, mutually beneficial basis and within the framework of their respective fisheries policy. The first review will take place before the end of 1993. The parties are striving to reach agreement on the issues relevant to this agreement. In particular, the EEA Joint Committee is doing everything in its power to find a solution acceptable to both parties when a serious problem arises in all areas under the jurisdiction of the legislature in the EFTA states. The officials of one contracting party may, with the agreement of the other party, be present in the territory of the contracting party for reasons of reflection. It is forbidden: any agreement between companies, decisions of business associations and concerted practices that could affect the exchanges between the contracting parties and which have the purpose or effect of preventing, restricting or distorting competition in the territory covered by this agreement, in particular those resulting, in any event, from different relations between one of the parties and a third country. consultations in paragraph 4 on the effects of such a discrepancy on the maintenance of the free movement of goods under this agreement. If such an agreement is adopted despite persistent disputes between the Community and another interested party, Part VII of this agreement applies.

A summary declaration of entry or exit is not required if it is provided for by international agreements concluded by a party with a third country in the field of security, which are subject to the procedure provided for in Article 9 ter, paragraph 3, of this protocol. When the EFTA Supervisory Authority receives a complaint or other comments from third parties that an agreement to sell land and buildings by public bodies contains an element of state aid, it considers that it is not state aid when the information provided by the State of EFTA concerned indicates that the above principles have been respected.