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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Australia, of the other part
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Manila
Date of Signature 07/08/2017
Date of Entry Into Force Pending
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement

The purpose of this Agreement is to: (a) establish a strengthened partnership between the Parties; (b) provide a framework to facilitate and promote cooperation across a broad range of areas of mutual interest; and (c) enhance cooperation in order to develop solutions to regional and global challenges. In this context, the Parties affirm their commitment to intensifying high-level political dialogue, and reaffirm the shared values and common principles that underpin their bilateral relations and form a basis for cooperation.


Provisional application of mutually determined provisions (Article 61.2).

OJ Reference L237, 15/09/2017, p. 7
Nature of Agreement Framework agreement
Depositary Australia, Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Union, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Authentic Texts Bulgarian, Croatian , Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian , Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters External Relations
Authentic Texts Article 64 Agreement
Counter terrorism Article 9 Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 61 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 61 Agreement
International Criminal Court (ICC) Article 8 Agreement
Provisional application Article 61 Agreement
Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Article 7 Agreement
Territorial application Article 63 Agreement
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Article 6 Agreement
Management Joint Committee (Article 56)
Conclusion Decision

Council Decision (EU) 2017/1546 of 29 September 2016 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Australia, of the other part; OJ L237 of 15/09/2017, p.5

Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EU: Article 37
Treaty FEU: Article 207, 212

Last Update :   07/05/2018