Law No. 28 Of 12 March 1997

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 28 din 12 martie 1997

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Law No. 28 of 12 March 1997 on the ratification of the decisions No. 4, 7 and 8 of the Joint Committee/1996 concerning the amendments to the free trade agreement between Romania and the European Free Trade Association (A.E.L.S.), ratified by law No. 19 of April 6, 1993, published in PARLIAMENT ISSUING the OFFICIAL GAZETTE nr. 47 of 19 March 1997 Parliament adopts this law.


The sole article Shall ratify the decisions No. 4, 7 and 8 of the Joint Committee/1996 concerning the amendments to the free trade agreement between Romania and the European Free Trade Association (A.E.L.S.), ratified by law No. 19 of 6 April 1993, which form an integral part of this law.
This law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 24 September 1996, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
SENATE PRESIDENT PETRE ROMAN this law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting on 24 February 1997, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. CHAMBER of DEPUTIES PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHN CHILIMAN JOINT COMMITTEE DECISION-A.E.L.S.

No. 4/1996 (adopted at the fourth session of 19 March 1996) to amend the Joint Protocol C, taking note that Iceland has removed the legal basis for customs duties of a fiscal nature referred to in article 1. 1 of Table 1 of Protocol C, bearing in mind the provisions of art. 36 of the agreement, decides: 1. Article 1 of the Protocol and Table 1 C will be removed.
2. The amendment mentioned above will come into force following the deposit, by all States parties to the instruments of acceptance with the depositary State, it shall notify the other States parties.
3. The Secretary-General of the European Free Trade Association will submit the text of that decision to the depositary State.


THE JOINT COMMITTEE DECISION-A.E.L.S.

No. 7/1996 (adopted at the fourth session of 19 March 1996) amendment to article 12 and the annex. X Joint Committee concerning technical regulations, taking note that the parties have agreed to harmonise the procedure for notification of draft technical regulations with similar procedures provided for in the final act of the Uruguay Round, taking into account the provisions of art. 36 of the agreement, decides: 1. Article 12 of the agreement shall be replaced by the following: ' article 12 technical regulations 1. The States parties to this agreement agree: a) have immediate consultations in the Joint Committee, where a State party considers that another State party has taken measures which may create or have already created an obstacle to trade, with a view to finding appropriate solutions;
  

b) Joint Committee to discuss the possibilities to cooperate more closely on matters relating to the removal of obstacles. This cooperation may take place in areas relating to technical regulations and standards as well as testing and certification.
  

2. States parties to this agreement undertake to notify technical regulations in accordance with the provisions of the agreement on technical barriers to trade of the World Trade Organization. "

2. The annex. X 12 will be canceled.
3. the above Amendments will enter into force on the date on which all the States parties to the instruments of acceptance with the depositary State, it shall notify the other States parties.
4. The Secretary-General of the European Free Trade Association will submit the text of that decision to the depositary State.


THE JOINT COMMITTEE DECISION-A.E.L.S.

No. 8/1996 (adopted at its meeting of 19 March 1996) amendment to article 40 of the agreement relating to the depositary State of the Joint Committee, taking into account that Sweden, in accordance with the provisions of art. 38 (3), ceased to be a party to the agreement, taking into account the provisions of art. 36 of the agreement, decides: 1. The words "Government of Sweden ' in article 40 of the agreement shall be replaced by the words" the Government of Norway ".
2. the above Amendments will enter into force following the deposit, by all States parties to the instruments of acceptance with the depositary State, it shall notify the other States parties.
3. The Secretary-General of the European Free Trade Association will submit this text to the depositary State.
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