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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part - Protocol 1 concerning the arrangements applicable to the importation into the Community of agricultural products originating in Jordan - Protocol 2 concerning the arrangements applicable to the importation into Jordan of agricultural products originating in the Community - Protocol 3 concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation - Protocol 4 on mutual assistance between administrative authorities in customs matters - Joint Declarations - Final Act
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 24/11/1997
Date of Entry Into Force 01/05/2002
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To provide an appropriate framework for the political dialogue, allowing the development of close political; to establish the conditions for the progressive liberalisation of trade in goods, services and capital; to foster the development of balanced economic and social relations between the Parties through dialogue and cooperation; to improve living and employment conditions, and enhance productivity and financial stability; to encourage regional cooperation with a view to the consolidation of peaceful coexistence and economic and political stability; to promote cooperation in other areas which are of reciprocal interest.
Remarks This Agreement forms part of the Barcelona Process (Euro-Mediterranean partnership). Although all the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements reflect the general principles governing the new Euro-Mediterranean relationship, they each contain characteristics specific to the relations between the parties. Like all the agreements of this type, it contains: a human rights clause, recognised as an essential element of the Agreement; provisions on political dialogue; provisions relating to the free movement of goods, services and capital; cooperation on economic, social, cultural and financial questions. This comprehensive cooperation Agreement now covers all EC-Jordan relations. The previous agreements are null and void. In the economic and financial field, the priority is on enhancing trade, boosting regional integration, and supporting a stable macro-economic framework, broad economic reform, and the development of infrastructure. On social issues, the focus is on social reform, human resources development, and strengthening civil society. On the political front, there are undertakings regarding institution-building, as well as respecting pluralism and the rule of law.
OJ Reference L129, 15/05/2002, p. 3
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Coal and Steel Community, European Community, Jordan
Authentic Texts Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters External Relations
Middle East
Clause(s)
Human rights Article 2 Agreement
Human rights - Suspension Article 101 Agreement
Readmission Article 80 Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 32 Agreement
Management Association committee (Article 92)
Association council (Article 89)
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Date 25/03/2002
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council and Commission Decision of 26 March 2002 on the conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part; OJ L129 of 15/05/2002, p.1
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 238
Treaty ECSC: Article 95
General Comments Framework Agreement ; Comprehensive Agreement ; Association Agreement ; Euromed


Last Update :   11/12/2012