Act 327 1996

Original Language Title: LEY 327 de 1996

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ACT 327 OF 1996
(December 4)
Official Gazette No. 42934 of December 6, 1996
By means of which the framework of technical and scientific cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Convention approved Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of the Republic of Colombia, signed in the city of Port of Spain, the seventeen (17) of August in 1995 (1995). Summary

Term Notes
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
:
Views text of the Framework Convention technical and scientific cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of the Republic of Colombia, signed in the city of port of Spain, the seventeen (17) of August in 1995 (1995).
(To be transliterated:
It Framework Convention on technical and scientific cooperation copy of the full text of that instrument, duly authenticated by the Head of the Legal Office (US), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attached between. the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of the Republic of Colombia
the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of the Republic of Colombia, hereinafter referred to as Contracting Parties;
Seeking to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries, and work for social progress of their peoples;
Reaffirming its commitment to the principles of the United Nations Charter, to democratic values ​​and respect for human rights; || | Encouraged by the common spirit that drive Trinidad and Tobago and Colombia, to begin a scientific and technical cooperation;
Desiring to contribute as their respective human and material resources, intellectual and the establishment of a phase international cooperation based on equality, justice and progress;
Aware of the importance of focusing cooperation towards strengthening their economies, in order to improve their competitiveness in the international market;
Aware of the importance of facilitating participation in this cooperation of natural or legal persons, and public or private entities directly concerned, according to their real possibilities of complementarity;
Recognizing the need and desirability of identifying the form of exchange of knowledge and experiences that build permanent bases for a relationship of mutual interest; Looking
which this Convention has the fundamental objective consolidation, deepening and diversification of the relationship between the parties to the mutual benefit of the same;
Have agreed as follows: ARTICLE 1o
. The Contracting Parties undertake, within the limits of its powers, to promote their relations of technical and scientific cooperation and work towards mutual development of the Parties.
Article 2.
. The Contracting Parties, considering the mutual interest and the aims of their policies on technical and scientific cooperation, undertake to promote the following actions:
a) strengthen the capacity of research, training and human resource development;
B) To establish permanent links between the scientific and technical communities;
C) Develop technical assistance, inter alia (inter alia), by sending experts and studies;
D) To promote relations between academic and research institutions and the manufacturing sectors of both Parties.

ARTICLE 3. The Contracting Parties agree to develop, inter alia, the following forms of cooperation:
a) Exchange of scientific and expert staff;
B) technical and scientific skills for improving training and specializations, through scholarships, courses, seminars;
C) Exchange of experiences and technologies;
D) supply of equipment and materials necessary for the implementation of programs and projects;
E) Use, in common, of facilities, centers and institutions;
F) Information exchange;
G) Organization of exhibitions and scientific meetings.

ARTICLE 4. To facilitate cooperation, the Contracting Parties may conclude supplementary agreements or contracts required for the implementation of programs or projects of cooperation, which will set specific and relevant funding conditions.

The 5th ITEM. The Contracting Parties undertake, within the limits of its possibilities, and in accordance with their domestic laws, to provide appropriate for achieving the objectives of cooperation under this Agreement including financial resources, if the case means.


ARTICLE 6o. In order to facilitate the achievement of the objectives of cooperation under this Agreement, the Contracting Parties shall apply the necessary measures to ensure that the experts are granted the privileges and immunities provided in the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, February 13, 1946.

ARTICLE 7. The Contracting Parties shall provide facilities for the movement of goods, tools, materials and equipment necessary for the development of programs and projects of technical and scientific cooperation, especially with regard to mechanisms exemption from all taxes, levies and duties on import and / or export of the same, according to the legal and administrative provisions of each country.

Article 8.
1. To promote the implementation of this Agreement, a Joint Commission composed of representatives of the two Contracting Parties will be created.
2. The Joint Committee aims:
a) To monitor compliance with this Agreement and its supplementary agreements;
B) Identify priority areas for the implementation of programs and projects of scientific and technical cooperation;
C) Identify new sectors and areas of technical and scientific cooperation;
D) Develop and adopt a permanent mechanism for coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the activities of scientific and technical cooperation;
E) Make recommendations and suggest measures necessary to ensure compliance with the objectives proposed in this agreement changes;
3. The Joint Commission shall adopt its rules of procedure and work program.
4. The Joint Commission shall meet alternately in Bogota and Port of Spain, date to be fixed by mutual agreement and will be coordinated by the respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs.
The Joint Commission will hold its first meeting within the first six (6) months after entry into force of this agreement.
If deemed necessary, by mutual agreement, other meetings may be convened in order to monitor the cooperation under this agreement and define the feasibility and tentative date of realization of joint committees.

Article 9. Any dispute arising from the interpretation or implementation of this agreement shall be settled by mutual agreement between the contracting parties.

ARTICLE 10. The contracting parties shall be notified through diplomatic channels, in Port of Spain meeting its internal agreement for improvement of requirements, and this will come into rigor thirty (30) days of receipt of the second notification.
This agreement will have an initial term of three (3) years and shall be extended for periods of one (1) year, unless the complaint under Article XII is made.

ARTICLE 12. This Agreement may be terminated by either party by giving written notice not less than six (6) months expiry communication. Termination of this Agreement shall not affect the continuation of ongoing projects and programs or determined in supplementary agreements and / or contracts concluded in implementation of Article IV.

ARTICLE 13. Each of the contracting parties may submit to the other party, proposals to broaden the scope of cooperation, taking into account the experience gained during the implementation of programs or projects. To this end, by mutual consent, the parties may extend the scope of this agreement, by signing agreements attached thereto, in order to increase cooperation modalities.
Signed in the city of Port of Spain, the seventeenth
day of August in 1995,
in two copies, in English and Spanish languages, both texts being equally authentic
texts .
For the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Illegible signature.
For the Government of the Republic of Colombia,
Illegible signature.
The undersigned Chief Officer
Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs DECLARES
:
That this reproduction is faithful copy of the original "Framework Convention on technical and scientific cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of the Republic of Colombia ", signed in the city of Port of Spain, the seventeen (17) of August in 1995 (1995), document rests in the archives of the Law Office of the Ministry.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, at eighteen (18) days
of March in 1996 (1996).
The Chief Legal Office (E.)

SONIA PEREIRA PORTILLA. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC. Approved
.
Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress
for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.) Ernesto Samper Pizano.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) RODRIGO PARDO GARCÍA-PEÑA. DECREES
:
ITEM 1A. To approve the framework for technical and scientific cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Convention, signed in Port of Spain, on 17 August 1995.
ARTICLE 2A. In accordance with Article 1o., 7a Act. 1994, the "Framework Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago", signed in Port of Spain, on August 17, 1995, that the first article this bill is passed, it will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.

ARTICLE 3A. This Law governs from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
LUIS FERNANDO LONDOÑO CAPURRO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate, PUMAREJO VEGA PEDRO




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