Decree No. 4124, Of 13 February 2002

Original Language Title: Decreto nº 4.124, de 13 de Fevereiro de 2002

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Decree No. 4124, of 13 FEBRUARY 2002.

Promulgates the agreement between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Czech Republic on cooperation and Technical, sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures concluded in Brasilia, on 18 November 1999.

The PRESIDENT of the REPUBLIC, in the use of the role that gives the art. 84, item VIII of the Constitution, whereas the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Czech Republic celebrated in Brasilia, on 18 November 1999, an agreement on technical cooperation and sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures;
Whereas the National Congress approved this Agreement by means of legislative decree in 464, 21 November 2001;
Whereas the agreement entered into force on 19 January 2002;
DECREES: Art. 1 the agreement between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Czech Republic on cooperation and Technical, sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures concluded in Brasilia, on 18 November 1999, attached by copy to this Decree, shall be executed and delivered as fully as it contains.
Art. 2 Are subject to the approval of the National Congress any acts that may result in a revision of the agreement, as well as any additional adjustments, pursuant to art. 49, item I, of the Federal Constitution, or demanding commitments entail to the national heritage.
Article 3 this Decree shall enter into force on the date of its publication.
Brasília, 13 February 2002; 181 of independence and 114 of the Republic.
FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO Celso Lafer agreement between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Czech Republic on technical cooperation and sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties"), Reaffirming the desire expressed in the agreement on trade and Economic Cooperation signed by the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Czech Republic in Brasilia on 25 April 1994;
Guided by the desire to cooperate in the fields of health, plant health and veterinary public health, with a view to the protection of human life and health, the prevention of the introduction and control of the spread of infectious diseases in animals and pests of plants;
Recognizing the importance of strengthening, expansion and diversification of trade in animals, plants and their products between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Czech Republic on mutually beneficial basis;
Recognizing the mutual benefits arising from increased trade in agricultural products and animals, as well as technical cooperation in sanitary and phytosanitary matters;
Taking into account that both Contracting Parties are parties to the agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures of the World Trade Organization, at which the members express their desire to expand the use of harmonized sanitary and phytosanitary measures, based on international standards, guidelines and recommendations developed by the relevant international organizations, including the Codex Alimentarius Commission , the Office International des Epizooties and the relevant regional and international organizations in the framework of the International Convention for the protection of plants, that do not involve changes to the members in their appropriate levels of protection of human life or health, animal and plants;
Have agreed as follows: article I The sanitary and phytosanitary authorities competent for the purposes of this Agreement shall be, for the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Ministry of agriculture and supply, and the Government of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of agriculture, through the administration of the State plant protection and Veterinary Administration of the State.
Article II The competent sanitary and phytosanitary authorities shall cooperate in the fields of health, veterinary public health and plant protection, in particular by taking the necessary measures to prevent the introduction and/or spread of infectious animal diseases and pests of plants through the importation of animals, plants and their products in the territory of the State of the other Contracting Party.
Article III The competent sanitary and phytosanitary authorities shall establish the operational resources relating to veterinary and phytosanitary conditions of export, import and trade in animals, plants and their products.
Article IV 1. With a view to the prevention and elimination of infectious diseases of animals and pests of plants, sanitary and phytosanitary authorities shall exchange relevant information on sanitary and phytosanitary conditions in the territories of their States, in accordance with the standards and requirements of the International Office of Epizootics, and the International Convention for the protection of plants;
2. As appropriate, sanitary and phytosanitary authorities shall exchange relevant information on control measures and prevention of infectious diseases of animals and plant pests.
Article V unless decided otherwise, delegations and individuals who undertake trips for the purpose of activities under this Agreement shall pay their own costs, including the costs of international and domestic travel and maintenance costs in the State receives. A Contracting Party which receives will provide facilities to the other Contracting Party, by courtesy, at no charge, within the limits of its regulations.
Article VI 1. This agreement shall enter into force 30 (thirty) days after the date of the second note that communicate the compliance with all internal formalities for their validity and remains in effect until a Contracting Party decides to terminate it.
2. Any Contracting Party may denounce this agreement by written notification through diplomatic channels. The end of validity will take place 6 (six) months after the date of notification to the other Contracting Party.
3. This agreement may be amended by mutual understanding of the Contracting Parties, in writing. The amendments will enter into force in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article.
4. The differences that have arisen in the interpretation or implementation of this agreement will be resolved through diplomatic channels.
Made in Brasilia, on 18 November 1999, in two original copies, in Portuguese, Czech and English languages, all texts being equally authentic. In case of divergence in interpretation, the English text shall prevail.
By the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil by the Government of the Czech Republic Marcus Pratini de Moraes Vinícios Jan Fencl Minister of agriculture and supply Minister of State for agriculture

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