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Official Title Agreement between the European Community and the State of Israel on procurement by telecommunications operators - Article 1 (6) side letters - Agreed minutes
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Bruxelles
Date of Signature 10/07/1997
Date of Entry Into Force 01/08/1997
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To ensure in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner that producers and suppliers of services of the 2 parties enjoy reciprocal access to contracts for products and services awarded by telecommunications operators.
Remarks It provides for a mutual opening of procurement by telecommunications operators through granting an exchange of national treatment. It applies to laws, regulations and practices affecting procurement by the parties' telecommunications operators and to the award of all procurement contracts by such operators -a list of the operators covered is annexed to the agreement. In Israel a price preference provision of 15% in favour of Israeli products will not apply against EC bidders. In the EU the provisions of Article 36 of the Utilities Directive (93/38 EEC) will not be applied against tenders comprising products of Israeli origin. Adopted together with the Agreement on government procurement. Both agreements are build on the close political and economic relationship established between Israel and the EU under the Association Agreement thus making a concrete contribution to the region's economic development and political stabilization.
OJ Reference L202, 30/07/1997, p. 74
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, Israel
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew , Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Trade
Safeguard Article 7 Convention
Settlement of disputes Article 6 Convention
Management Consultations between parties
Conclusion Date 10/07/1997
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 24 February 1997 concerning the conclusion of two Agreements between the European Community and the State of Israel on, respectively, procurement by telecommunications operators and government procurement; OJ L 202 of 30/07/1997, p.72
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 57
Treaty EC: Article 66
Treaty EC: Article 113

Last Update :   23/08/2007