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Official Title Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the other part - Protocol on mutual assistance between authorities in customs matters - Final Act - Joint Declarations - Exchange of Letters in relation to the establishment of companies - Declaration of the French Government
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Florence
Date of Signature 21/06/1996
Date of Entry Into Force 01/07/1999
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement To support the independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Uzbekistan, to support the republic of Uzbekistan's efforts to consolidate its democracy and to develop its economy and to complete the transition into a market economy, to provide an appropriate framework for the political dialogue between the Parties allowing the development of political relations, to promote trade and investment and harmonious economic relations between the Parties and so to foster their sustainable economic development, to provide a basis for legislative, economic, social, financial, civil scientific, technological and cultural cooperation and to assist in the construction of a civil society in Uzbekistan based upon the rule of law.
Remarks Third-generation agreement, relatively complete. Model agreement concluded in December 2004 with: Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. In addition to political dialogue and the future developments and human rights clauses, Title VII is devoted to cooperation in areas relating to democracy and human rights. The following subjects are covered: Title I: general principles Title II: political dialogue Title III: trade in goods Title IV: provisions affecting business and investment Title V: legislative cooperation Title VI: economic cooperation Title VII: cooperation on matters relating to democracy and human rights Title VIII: cooperation on prevention of illegal activities and the prevention and control of illegal immigration Title IX: cultural cooperation Title X: financial cooperation in the field of technical assistance Title XI: institutional, general and final provisions. This Cooperation Committee establishes the general framework for close cooperation in a variety of fields (except for military and security matters) plus a regular political dialogue.
OJ Reference L229, 31/08/1999, p. 3
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, Uzbekistan
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Uzbek
Subject Matters Central Asia
External Relations
Duration (Conditions) Article 94 Agreement
Human rights Article 2 Agreement
Human rights - Suspension Article 95 Agreement
Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Article 8 Agreement
Readmission Article 72 Agreement
Management Cooperation Committee
Cooperation Parliamentary Committee
Cooperation Council
Conclusion Date 28/05/1999
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council and Commission Decision of 31 May 1999 on the conclusion of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the other part; OJ L229 of 31/08/1999, p.1
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 44
Treaty EC: Article 80
Treaty EC: Article 47
Treaty EC: Article 57
Treaty EC: Article 94
Treaty EC: Article 71
Treaty EC: Article 93
Treaty EC: Article 308
Treaty EC: Article 55
Treaty EC: Article 133
General Comments Framework Agreement ; Comprehensive Agreement

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