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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part - Final Act - Declarations
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 08/12/1997
Date of Entry Into Force 01/10/2000
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement To strengthen existing relations between the Parties on the basis of reciprocity and mutual interest. To this end, the Agreement shall institutionalise political dialogue, strengthen commercial and economic relations by means of the liberalisation of trade in conformity with the rules of the WTO and shall reinforce and broaden cooperation.
Remarks Mixed agreement by its very nature. Contains an annex, a final act with joint declarations and a unilateral declaration by the parties, all of which are an integral part of the agreement. Replaces the framework agreement for cooperation (see OJ L 340/91, p.1) and other commitments since, as shown by the use of legal bases, it is an extremely comprehensive and complex agreement. Consequently it is called a global agreement. All trade and cooperation fields are covered as well as means of protection (intellectual property, etc.). The parties, as shown by the official title of the agreement, wished to emphasise dialogue and coordinated action (see also Article 2). Respect for democratic principles and fundamental human rights, proclaimed by the Universal declaration of Human Rights, underpins the domestic and external policies of both Parties and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement (Article 1). The future developments clause (Article 43), as a "pactum ad contrahendum", completes the extensive range of partnership instruments. Negotiations on the free trade agreement were concluded in 2000. The ‘public procurement’ and ‘services, investment and intellectual property’ chapters of the Agreement entered into force respectively on 27/02/2001 and 01/03/2001.
OJ Reference L276, 28/10/2000, p. 45
Contracting Parties European Community, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters External Relations
Latin America
Clause(s)
Authentic Texts Article 59 Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 57 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 60 Agreement
Evolutionary Article 43 Agreement
Human rights Article 1 Agreement
Human rights - Suspension Article 58 Agreement
Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Article 54 Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 50 Agreement
Territorial application Article 56 Agreement
Management Joint Committee (Article 48)
Joint Council (Articles 45, 46 and 47)
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Date 28/09/2000
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 28 September 2000 concerning the conclusion of the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part; OJ L276 of 28/10/2000, p.44
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 308
Treaty EC: Article 47
Treaty EC: Article 80 (2)
Treaty EC: Article 71
Treaty EC: Article 57 (2)
Treaty EC: Article 55
Treaty EC: Article 44
Treaty EC: Article 181
Treaty EC: Article 133
General Comments Framework Agreement ; Comprehensive Agreement


Last Update :   13/07/2012