On The Adoption Of A Protocol On Access For The United States To Gatt

Original Language Title: o přijetí Protokolu o přístupu České republiky ke GATT

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209/1994 Coll.



The COMMUNICATION FROM the



Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the 16 June. March 1993 was in

Geneva adopted a Protocol on access for the United States to the General Agreement on

tariffs and trade (GATT) of 30 March 2004. October 1947, carried out on the basis of

The Protocol on the introduction in the interim the effectiveness of the General Agreement on tariffs and

trade from 20. April 1948, adopted in Geneva on 19. February 1993.



Protocol on how to access the United States to the General Agreement on tariffs and

trade entered into force in accordance with the wording of paragraph 7 of this

log on the day 15. April 1993. This day has become Czech Republic

Contracting Party to the General Agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT) of 30 March 2004.

October 1947, with the obligations and rights of the United States under this agreement

effect for the Czech Republic on January 1. January 1993.



In accordance with paragraph 3 of the Protocol on the access of the United States to

The General Agreement on tariffs and trade of the Czech Republic also asked the 1 January 2003.

April 1993 in the form of letters of acceptance to the following agreements negotiated

under the auspices of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade:



Arrangement relating to international trade, textile goods,

agreed in Geneva on 20 April. in December 1973, and the Protocol on the extension of the

Agreement of 9 June. December 1992,



The agreement on technical barriers to trade, negotiated in Geneva on 12.

April 1979,



Agreement on implementation of article VI of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade,

concluded at Geneva on 12. April 1979, 38/1980 Coll.



The agreement on import licensing procedures, agreed in Geneva on 12. April

1979, and



Agreement on implementation of article VII of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade,

concluded at Geneva on 12. April 1979, no. 120/1984 Coll.



Arrangement relating to international trade in textile goods entered into

into force, pursuant to article 14 on 1 July. January 1974, and the Protocol on

extension of the 1 January 2006. January 1993. Arrangements for the Czech Republic and

The Protocol entered into force on 1 January 2000. May 1993.



The agreement on technical barriers to trade, entered into force on the basis of

Article 15 on 1 January 2000. January 1980 and for the Czech Republic by the same

Article on 1 January 2000. May 1993.



Agreement on implementation of article VI of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade

entered into force, pursuant to article 16 on January 1. January 1980 and

for the Czech Republic, according to the same article on 1 January 2000. May 1993.



The agreement on import licensing procedures, entered into force on the basis of

its article 5 on 1 January 2000. January 1980 and for the Czech Republic by the same

Article on 1 January 2000. May 1993.



Agreement on implementation of article VII of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade

entered into force, pursuant to article 24 on January 1. January 1981 and

for the Czech Republic, according to the same article on 1 January 2000. May 1993.



Czech translation of the Protocol and letters shall be designated at the same time. To the English

the texts of the agreements can take a peek at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and

The Ministry of industry and trade.



The General Agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT), Geneva, 30. October 1947, was

published in the text of the adopted amendments under no. 59/1948 Coll. No.

211/1948 Coll., no 212/1948 Coll., no 216/1948 Coll., no 175/1949 Coll., no.

193/1949 Coll., no 293/1949 Coll., no 16/1950, no. 42/1950 Coll., no.

46/1950, no. 50/1950, no. 51/1951 Coll., no 87/1951 Coll., no 6/1954

Coll. and no 74/1968 Coll.



PROTOCOL



regarding access to the United States to the General Agreement on tariffs and trade



Governments which are Contracting Parties to the General Agreement on tariffs and trade

(hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties" and "General Agreement"), the European

Economic Community and the Government of the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as

"Czech Republic")



Noting that the Czech Republic is a descendant of the Czech State and

Slovak Federal Republic, formerly known as Czechoslovakia, and that

3 December 1992, the parties have chosen to apply on a provisional

the basis of the General Agreement and the agreements negotiated under the auspices of

the Czech Republic,



having regard to the request of the Government of the Czech Republic to accede to the General

the agreement, under the conditions applied to Czech and Slovak Federal

Republic, including in particular concessions provided for in the Charter of X,



considering the decision adopted 3. December 1992 concerning

the preparation of the Protocol on the approach of the United States



through their representatives, agreed as follows:



Part I.



-General



1. the Czech Republic upon the entry into force of this Protocol will become

According to section 7 of the contracting party to the General Agreement, as defined in

Article XXXII, with date of entry into force of the rights and obligations

The United States will be 1. January 1993, and the Czech Republic will apply

to the Contracting Parties to the Protocol on a provisional basis and subject to the conditions



a) part I, III. and (IV). The General Agreement and



(b)) part II. The General Agreement in full, that is not incompatible with the

the relevant legislation existing to Czechoslovakia 20. April 1948.



The commitments embodied in paragraph 1 of article I mentioned in relation to article III and

the commitments embodied in paragraph 2 (b) of article II of the mentioned in relation to article

VI of the General Agreement for the purposes of this paragraph will be considered

falling within the scope of part II.



2.



(a) the provisions of the general agreement to be applied to

the Contracting Parties of the Czech Republic, will, unless otherwise stipulated in the

This Protocol, the provisions contained in the text annexed to the final

the Act of the second session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on

trade and employment and corrected, amended or otherwise modified

such agreements, which may become effective on the day when the Czech

Republic becomes a party.



(b) in each case in which paragraph 6 of article V, paragraph 4 (d)

Article VII and paragraph 3 (c) of article X of the General Agreement on the date of

This agreement shall be a valid date in relation to the Czech Republic date

valid for Czechoslovakia, i.e.. April 20, 1948.



3. it is the intention of the United States immediately after accessing the General Agreement

to apply for membership in these agreements negotiated under the auspices of the General

Agreement:



-The arrangements for the international trade of textile goods and its

protocols-extending,



-Agreement on technical barriers to trade,



-Agreement on implementation of article VII of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade,



-Agreement on import licensing procedures and



-Agreement on prováděníčlánku VI of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade.



In addition, the Czech Republic again confirms that the exception referred to above in

paragraph 1 (b) shall not apply to the legislation declared after 20.

April 1948 that will apply in accordance with articles and practice of the GATT.



Part II. -



The Charter (tariff concessions)



4. the Charter in annex happens when the entry into force of this Protocol,

Schedule to the General Agreement relating to the Czech Republic.



5. (a) in any case in which the provisions of paragraph 1 of article II of the General Agreement

alludes to the date of the agreement, the applicable date in respect of each product,

that is the object of the concession allowed by the documents accompanying this

the Protocol will be the date of the agreement, which allows the concession.



(b) for the purpose of the reference in paragraph 6 (a) of article II of the General Agreement on

the date of this agreement, the applicable date in relation to the Charter annexed to this

the Protocol will be the date of the agreement, which allows the concession.



Part III.



-Final provisions



6. this Protocol shall be open to Contracting Parties deposited with the

the Director. Will be unloaded to the acceptance, by signature or otherwise, by the Czech Republic

1. May 1993. It will also be offloaded to the acceptance by the Contracting Parties, and

The European economic community.



7. This Protocol shall enter into force 30. on the day following the date on which it was received

The Czech Republic.



8. Czech Republic, stavši is a Contracting Party to the general agreement under

paragraph 1 of this Protocol, may accede to the General Agreement for the

applicable conditions of this Protocol by depositing an instrument of accession with the

the Director-General. Such an approach will become effective on the date of entry

The General Agreement in force pursuant to Article XXVI or 30. on the day after the date of

store the instrument of accession, any day is the later. Access to the

The general agreement under this section will be for the purposes of paragraph 2 of article

XXXII this agreement is considered acceptance of the agreement referred to in paragraph 4 of the

Article XXVI.



9. Czech Republic may revoke the provisional application of the General

the agreement before its approach to it referred to in section 8 and such withdrawal becomes

an effective 60. on the day following the day on which the Director General has received the written about it

the notification.



10. The Director-General immediately sends a certified copy of this Protocol and

a notification of each acceptance thereof pursuant to paragraph 6 of each of the parties,

The European Economic Community and the Czech Republic.



11. This Protocol shall be registered in accordance with the provisions of article

102 of the Charter of the United Nations.



Done at Geneva on 19. February 1993 in a single copy in the English,

French and Spanish languages, unless otherwise provided in respect

to the Charter (tariff concessions) attached to it, each text is

authentic.



Prague, 1. April 1993



Dear Mr. Director-General,



in paragraph 3 of the Protocol on the accession of the Czech Republic to the General

agreement on tariffs and trade, the Czech Republic has committed itself to apply for membership

in a number of instruments negotiated under the auspices of the General Agreement on tariffs and

trade, immediately after its accession.




Due to the fact that the Czech Republic becomes a Contracting Party to the General

agreement on tariffs and trade of the entry into force of the Protocol of accession of the day

April 15, 1993, i.e.. thirty days after its receipt of my Government 16. March

1993, I have the honour to inform you of the adoption of the Czech Republic Agreement

concerning international trade in textile goods through

Preserving the validity of the Agreement Protocol of 9 November. in December 1992, and

under the same conditions that have been accepted by the Czech and Slovak

Federative Republic Of Brazil.



It is understood that membership of the Czech Republic in this agreement enters

force on the date of its accession to the General Agreement.



With respect



Vladimír Dlouhý in r.



Minister of industry and trade of the Czech Republic



Mr.



Arthur Dunkel



the Director-General of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade



Geneva



Prague, 1. April 1993



Dear Mr. Director-General,



in paragraph 3 of the Protocol on the accession of the Czech Republic to the General

agreement on tariffs and trade, the Czech Republic has committed itself to apply for membership

or accept a variety of instruments negotiated under the auspices of the General

agreement on tariffs and trade, and it immediately after its accession.



Due to the fact that the Czech Republic becomes a Contracting Party to the General

agreement on tariffs and trade of the entry into force of the Protocol of accession of the day

April 15, 1993, i.e.. thirty days after its receipt of my Government 16. March

1993, I have the honour to inform you of the adoption of the Czech Republic, of the following

the agreements resulting from the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade

negotiations under the General Agreement on tariffs and trade, under the same

conditions that have been accepted by the Czech and Slovak Federal

Republic of:



The agreement on technical barriers to trade,



Agreement on implementation of article VI of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade,



The agreement on import licensing procedures,



Agreement on implementation of article VII of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade.



It is understood that the Czech Republic's membership in those agreements shall enter

force on the date of its accession to the General Agreement.



With respect



Vladimír Dlouhý in r.



Minister of industry and trade of the Czech Republic



Mr.



Arthur Dunkel



the Director-General of the General Agreement on tariffs and trade



Geneva

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