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22003A1231(03)
 
Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters concerning the
provisional application of the trade and trade-related provisions of
the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between
the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part,
and the Arab Republic of Egypt, of the other part
 
Official Journal L 345 , 31/12/2003 P. 0115 - 0116 
 
Dates:
of document:   200312
of effect:   21/12/2003; Entry into force See OJ L 29/2004 P.
14
of effect:   01/01/2004; Provisional application See Text
of signature:   19/12/2003; Brussels
end of validity:   21/12/2003; See JO Linked to 29/2004 P 14
 
Author:
European Community ; Egypt
 
Subject matter: External relations ; Commercial policy
Directory code: 11402000
EUROVOC descriptor: EC association agreement ; Egypt ; tariff quota
; agricultural trade ; agricultural product
 
Legal basis:
102E133................... Adoption
102E300-P2L1FR1........... Adoption
Amendment to:
277A0118(01)...... Amendment..... from 01/01/2004
277A0118(02)...... Amendment..... from 01/01/2004
Amended by:
Adopted by.... 303D0913..........
Subsequent related instruments:
Relation...... 204A0930(03)......
Relation...... 204X0203(03)......
 
 
 
 
Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters
concerning the provisional application of the trade and
trade-related provisions of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement
establishing an Association between the European Communities and
their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of
Egypt, of the other part
 
A. Letter from the Community
Brussels, ... December 2003
Sir,
I have the honour to refer to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement
establishing an Association between the European Communities and
their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of
Egypt, of the other part, signed in Luxembourg on 25 June 2001 (the
"Association Agreement").
Pending the entry into force of the Association Agreement, I have
the honour to propose to you that the European Community and the
Arab Republic of Egypt apply provisionally as from 1 January 2004,
Articles 2, 6 to 28, 31, 33 to 37, 55, 82 to 84, 86 to 87, 90 and
91, the relevant Declarations(1), Annexes 1 to 6, Protocols 1 to 5
and the Exchange of Letters concerning fresh cut flowers and flowers
and flower buds falling within subheading 0603 10 of the Common
Customs Tariff.
The Cooperation Council set up under the Cooperation Agreement
between the European Economic Community and the Arab Republic of
Egypt signed on 18 January 1977 shall perform mutatis mutandis its
duties until the Association Council and the Association Committee
provided for in Title VIII of the Association Agreement are created.
It shall establish its Rules of Procedures and may create if
appropriate, any committees and subcommittees to which it may
delegate, in full or in part, any of its powers.
During the provisional application of the abovementioned Articles,
and where appropriate, reference to the "Association Council" and to
the "Association Committee" shall be construed as reference to the
Cooperation Council and the committees established by it.
As regards provisions covered by this Agreement and the subsequent
application of the Association Agreement, it is agreed that the date
of entry into force of the Association Agreement shall be the date
of entry into force of this Agreement.
For the first year of application, the volumes of tariff quotas
shall be calculated as a pro rata of the basic volumes, taking into
account the part of the period elapsed before the date of entry into
force of this Agreement. As regards certain products listed in
Protocol 1 to the Association Agreement, the following arrangements
will apply: for products falling under CN code 0703 20 00, 0709 90
39, 0709 90 60, 0711 20 90, 0712 90 19, 0714 20 90, 1006, 1212 91,
1212 99 20, 1703, 2302, the concession granted should also apply to
specific duties. These arrangements will remain in application upon
the entry into force of the Association Agreement.
The provisions provisionally applied shall replace Articles 8 to 36,
43 to 46, 48 to 51 of the Cooperation Agreement between the European
Economic Community and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed on 18
January 1977, including Annexes A, B, C, D, Protocol 2, and the
relevant joint declarations, declarations and Exchanges of Letters;
and the Agreement between the Member States of the European Coal and
Steel Community and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed in Brussels on
18 January 1977.
I have the honour to propose that, if the above is acceptable to
your Government, this letter and your confirmation shall together
constitute an Agreement between the European Community and the Arab
Republic of Egypt.
Please accept, Sir, the assurance of our highest consideration,
 
On behalf of the European Community
 
B. Letter from Egypt
Brussels, ... December 2003
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 Euro-Mediterranean Agreement
establishing an Association between the European Communities and
their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of
Egypt, of the other part, signed in Luxembourg on 25 June 2001 (the
'Association Agreement').
Pending the entry into force of the Association Agreement, I have
the honour to propose to you that the European Community and the
Arab Republic of Egypt apply provisionally as from 1 January 2004,
Articles 2, 6 to 28, 31, 33 to 37, 55, 82 to 84, 86 to 87, 90 and
91, the relevant Declarations(2), Annexes 1 to 6, Protocols 1 to 5
and the Exchange of Letters concerning fresh cut flowers and flowers
and flower buds falling within subheading 0603 10 of the Common
Customs Tariff.
The Cooperation Council set up under the Cooperation Agreement
between the European Economic Community and the Arab Republic of
Egypt signed on 18 January 1977 shall perform mutatis mutandis its
duties until the Association Council and the Association Committee
provided for in Title VIII of the Association Agreement are created.
It shall establish its Rules of Procedures and may create if
appropriate, any committees and subcommittees to which it may
delegate, in full or in part, any of its powers.
During the provisional application of the abovementioned Articles,
and where appropriate, reference to the 'Association Council' and to
the 'Association Committee' shall be construed as reference to the
Cooperation Council and the committees established by it.
As regards provisions covered by this Agreement and the subsequent
application of the Association Agreement, it is agreed that the date
of entry into force of the Association Agreement shall be the date
of entry into force of this Agreement.
For the first year of application, the volumes of tariff quotas
shall be calculated as a pro rata of the basic volumes, taking into
account the part of the period elapsed before the date of entry into
force of this Agreement. As regards certain products listed in
Protocol 1 to the Association Agreement, the following arrangements
will apply: for products falling under CN code 0703 20 00, 0709 90
39, 0709 90 60, 0711 20 90, 0712 90 19, 0714 20 90, 1006, 1212 91,
1212 99 20, 1703, 2302, the concession granted should also apply to
specific duties. These arrangements will remain in application upon
the entry into force of the Association Agreement.
The provisions provisionally applied shall replace Articles 8 to 36,
43 to 46, 48 to 51 of the Cooperation Agreement between the European
Economic Community and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed on 18
January 1977, including Annexes A, B, C, D, Protocol 2, and the
relevant joint declarations, declarations and Exchanges of Letters;
and the Agreement between the Member States of the European Coal and
Steel Community and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed in Brussels on
18 January 1977.
I have the honour to propose that, if the above is acceptable to
your Government, this letter and your letter confirmation shall
together constitute an Agreement between the European Community and
the Arab Republic of Egypt."
I am able to confirm that the Government of the Arab Republic of
Egypt is in agreement with the contents of your letter.
Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration,
 
For the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt
 
 
 
(1) Joint Declarations on Articles 14, 18, 34, 37 and Annex 6, and
the Joint Declaration on the protection of data; Declarations by the
European Community on Articles 11, 19, 21, 34.
(2) Joint Declarations on Articles 14, 18, 34, 37 and Annex 6, and
the Joint Declaration on the protection of data; Declarations by the
European Community on Articles 11, 19, 21, 34.