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GENERAL DATA
Official Title Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Russian Federation relating to the administration of tariff-rate quotas applying to exports of wood from the Russian Federation to the European Union
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Geneva
Date of Signature 16/12/2011
Date of Entry Into Force Pending
Objective of Agreement The present agreement aims to regulate the tariff-rate quotas applicable to exports of wood from the Russian Federation to the European Union that are subject to export duties.
Remarks Provisional application as from the date of accession of the Russian Federation to the WTO. That tariff-rate quotas applicable to exports of wood from the Russian Federation to the European Union that are subject to export duties will be implemented in the following manner: — the Russian Federation represented by the Government of the Russian Federation shall open tariff-rate quotas based on its Schedule of Concessions and Commitments on Goods undertaken by the Russian Federation in the World Trade Organization, including the quota share allocated to the European Union on a yearly basis. The Russian Federation shall issue export licences based on relevant import documentation issued by the European Union, provided that Russian exporters fulfil all applicable requirements for exportation. The European Union shall manage the share of tariff-rate quotas allocated to it through its internal procedures. The Russian Federation shall not apply limitations or subdivisions within the share of tariff-rate quotas that is allocated to the European Union; — every three months, the competent authorities of the Parties shall exchange data on the utilisation of the tariff-rate quotas. Technical modalities, including the details of the cooperation between the authorities of the Russian Federation and of the European Union, as well as the administrative processes shall be elaborated by the competent authorities of the Parties by the entry into force of the agreement set forth in this letter.
OJ Reference L 57, 29/02/2012, p. 3
Contracting Parties European Union, Russia
Subject Matters Eastern Europe
Trade
Clause(s)
Entry into force conditions Article para. 4 Agreement
Provisional application Article para. 5 Agreement
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 14 December 2011 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Russian Federation relating to the administration of tariff-rate quotas applying to exports of wood from the Russian Federation to the European Union and the Protocol between the European Union and the Government of the Russian Federation on technical modalities pursuant to that Agreement; OJ L57 of 29/02/2012, p.1
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty FEU: Article 207


Last Update :   25/06/2012