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GENERAL DATA
Official Title Extension and amendment of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Date of Signature 30/03/2009
Date of Entry Into Force 16/07/2009
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement To extend and amend the agreement for scientific and technological cooperation which entered into force on 14 October 1998 and had been extended from 14 October 2003 until 13 October 2004 for an additional period of five years, running until 13 October 2013.
Remarks Agreement extended with effect from 14 October 2008.

The Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America was signed in Washington on 5th December, 1997 and entered into force on 14 October 1998. Article 12(b) of the Agreement provides as follows: "This Agreement is concluded for an initial period ending of five years. Subject to review by the Parties in the final year of each successive period, the Agreement may be extended with possible amendments, thereafter for additional periods of five years by mutual written agreement by the Parties".

By Council Decision 2004/756/EC of 4 October, 2004 the Agreement was renewed for a further period of five years which became effective as from 14 October 2003. The Agreement expired on 13 October, 2008.

The material content of the extended Agreement will be identical to the material content of the Agreement which expired on 13 October 2008, with the exception of a technical amendment consisting mainly in adding research on security and space to the list of sectors for cooperative activities, in line with the scope of the Seventh Research Framework Programme of the Community.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America - Intellectual property
-Agreement renewing the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between 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 L90, 02/04/2009, p. 21
Nature of Agreement scientific and technological co-operation agreement
Contracting Parties European Community, United States of America
Subject Matters North America
Research and Innovation
Management Joint Consultative Group (Article 6 of the Root Agreement)
EU PARTICIPATION
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision 2009/306/EC: Council Decision of 30 March 2009 concerning the extension and amendment of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America; OJ L90 of 02/04/2009, p.20
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 170



Last Update :   18/02/2013