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GENERAL DATA
Type of Agreement
Multilateral
Official Title
Cooperation Agreement between the European Economic Community and Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand - member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations - Protocol concerning Article 1 of the Agreement
Place of Signature
Kuala Lumpur
Date of Signature
07/03/1980
Date of Entry Into Force
01/10/1980
Duration
Indefinite
Objective of Agreement
To develop commercial, economic and development cooperation between the Parties of the Agreement.
Remarks
The ASEAN countries as a whole represent the fourth largest trading partner of the Member States of the European Community in terms of imports and exports. Between 1980 and 2000, trade increased by 33% per annum, rising from EUR 14 billion in 1980 to EUR 105 billion by 2000. Framework agreement for commercial, economic and development cooperation. Contains most-favoured-nation clause. Under the heading of commercial cooperation, the parties undertake to study ways and means of overcoming trade barriers, easing access to the markets of both regions, establishing new trade patterns by bringing together economic operators, recommending trade promotion measures and consulting each other on measures which could affect trade. The Committee recently modified its trade promotion policy to encourage measures at regional level. In the field of economic cooperation they undertake to foster contacts and industrial and technological cooperation between firms in the two regions. Development cooperation: the parties undertake to work for the development of ASEAN and increased regional cooperation through Community programmes for ALA developing countries, in coordination with the Member States (around 20% of total aid to the ALA developing countries). Efforts will be made in the sphere of development and industrial cooperation. A Protocol signed on 15 November 1984 (see OJ L 81/85) stipulates (Article 2) that the provisions of the Agreement and the Protocol relating to Article 1 shall also apply to Brunei Darussalam, as the ASEAN states had requested that the Agreement be extended to include the organisation's sixth member.
OJ Number
L144
OJ Date
10/06/1980
OJ Page
2
Parties to the Agreement
European Economic Community
Philippines
Thailand
Malaysia
Singapore
Indonesia
Authentic Texts
German
English
Dutch
Italian
French
Danish
Subject Matters
7616.2172.1838-Asean
811.2460.3077-development aid
811.3489.207-trade cooperation
811.3489.209-economic cooperation
806.3461.2095-cooperation agreement
755-External Relations
Management
Joint Cooperation Committee
Specific Links
http://ec.europa.eu/comm/external_relations/asean/intro/index.htm
Relation and Association with Other Agreements
375-Protocol on the extension of the cooperation agreement between the European Community and the member countries of ASEAN to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
5501-Protocol on the extension of the Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and the member countries of ASEAN to the Kingdom of Cambodia