0.817.142.11 original text exchange of letters of 29 March 1982 between the Switzerland and the European Economic Community concerning the conditions for the admission of the Parmigiano-Reggiano at the rate of customs duty bound in GATT Commission of the communities European Brussels, 29 March 1982 H.E. Mr. Pierre Clarke Ambassador, head of the Switzerland Mission to the European communities Mr Ambassador, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 29 March 1982 read as follows : 'I have the honour to refer to the discussions we had about the problems that have arisen on import into Switzerland of 'Parmigiano Reggiano' since the inception of the new conditions of admission for this cheese agreed between the Switzerland and the community in 1980.
We arrived at the conclusion that, to overcome these difficulties, it is appropriate to adapt the standards contained in the Stresa Convention, eliminating the notion of average weight of cheese, in accordance with the Italian legislation in force.
Given that the procedure for the adaptation of these standards will take some time, the Swiss authorities undertake to apply the following transitional solution: no later than one month after the Permanent Council of the said Convention has notified the federal authorities the filing of the request of the Italian Government to amend the standards of the Convention relating to the average weight of cheese "Parmigiano-Reggiano". the Swiss authorities will admit to the bound duty of frs rate. 25-/ 100 kg said cheese, without taking into account the criterion of average weight now.
In the event that the amendment in question would not be adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Convention, consultations will be held between the Switzerland and the community to find a final satisfactory solution.
These provisions will come into force after the completion of internal approval procedures.
Please, Mr. Director General, kindly confirm your agreement with the foregoing.'
I have the honour to mark my agreement with the foregoing.
Please accept, your Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration.
C. Vel director general of agriculture RO 1982 681 State 11. July 2006