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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America - Intellectual property
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Washington
Date of Signature 05/12/1997
Date of Entry Into Force 14/10/1998
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement The Parties shall encourage, develop and facilitate cooperative activities in fields of common interest where they are pursuing research and development activities in science and technology.
Remarks With a duration until 13 October 2003, it has been renewed for an additional period of five years until October 2008 by the Agreement renewing the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America (OJ L335 of 11/11/2004, p.7).

This cooperation agreement is based on mutual benefits and an exchange of information.

The areas of cooperation covered include: the environment, biomedicine and health, agriculture, engineering research, non-nuclear energy, natural resources, material sciences and metrology, information and communication technologies, telematics, biotechnology, marine sciences and technology, social sciences research, transport, science and technology policy, management, training and mobility of scientists. Cooperation activities may take the form of joint task forces, joint studies, joint organisation of seminars and conferences, exchanges of equipment and materials, visits of scientists, engineers or other appropriate personnel, exchange of scientific and technical information.

Implementing arrangements govern specific areas of cooperation.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Agreement renewing the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between European Community and the Government of the United States of America
-Extension and amendment of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America
-Implementing arrangement between the European Commission and the Government of the United States of America for cooperative activities in the field of homeland/civil security research
OJ Reference L284, 22/10/1998, p. 37
Nature of Agreement scientific and technological co-operation agreement
Depositary United States of America
Contracting Parties European Community, United States of America
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters North America
Research and Innovation
Management Joint Consultative Group - JCG - (Article 6)
EU PARTICIPATION
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 13 October 1998 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America; OJ L284 of 22/10/1998, p.35
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 170



Last Update :   18/02/2013