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GENERAL DATA
Type of Agreement
Bilateral
Official Title
Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on certain aspects of government procurement
Place of Signature
Luxembourg
Date of Signature
21/06/1999
Date of Entry Into Force
01/06/2002
Duration
Indefinite
Objective of Agreement
To secure reciprocal, transparent and non-discriminatory access of the Parties' suppliers and service providers to purchases of products and services, including construction services, by telecommunications operators, railway operators, entities active in the field of energy other than electricity and private utilities of both Parties.
Remarks
Following rejection of the EEA Agreement in a referendum, the only way of mitigating the impact of the no vote was the conclusion of bilateral agreements. Seven sectoral agreements were adopted simultaneously guaranteeing a package of mutual interest based on a sound balance of advantages for both sides. To protect against the elimination of any of the seven agreements by referendum, they were adopted by the “Package approach”. Each one of them contain a common clause stipulating simultaneous entry into force and application in their entirety. All seven agreements cease to apply in the event of non-renewal following the initial 7-year period or termination.

This Agreement is intended to supplement and broaden the scope of reciprocal commitments under the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) signed on 15 April 1994 in Marrakesh within the WTO framework. Based on the principle of non-discrimination and enshrining a liberalisation agreement, this Agreement is intended to secure reciprocal access to purchases of products and services, including construction services, by telecommunications operators, railway operators, entities active in the field of energy other than electricity and private utilities of both parties.
OJ Number
L114
OJ Date
30/04/2002
OJ Page
430
Parties to the Agreement
European Community
European Atomic Energy Community
Switzerland
Sweden
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Germany
Denmark
Spain
Portugal
Belgium
France
Greece
Austria
Italy
Ireland
Finland
Luxembourg
Authentic Texts
English
Portuguese
French
Danish
Spanish
Dutch
German
Greek
Finnish
Swedish
Italian
Subject Matters
7206.913-Western Europe
755-External Relations
Clause(s)
Management
Joint committee