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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Agreement between the European Union and Australia amending the Agreement on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, certificates and markings between the European Community and Australia
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 23/02/2012
Date of Entry Into Force 01/01/2013
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement

The objective of the Agreement is to improve and simplify the operation of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition and to clarify the status of the Sectoral Annexes.

Remarks

The Agreement between the European Community and Australia on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, certificates and markings entered into force in 1999. The proposed amendments are intended to allow greater flexibility in the structure of Sectoral Annexes to the Agreement on Mutual Recognition, to remove unnecessary restrictions on trade between the Parties, to reduce the administrative burden related to management of the Agreement and to facilitate and clarify the operation of the Agreement.

The Agreement removes restrictions on trade in industrial products that originate in the Parties according to non-preferential rules of origin. It provides that Agreement on Mutual Recognition applies to all products covered by it, irrespective of their origin. It simplifies the procedure for the recognition, withdrawal of recognition and suspension of conformity assessment bodies designated to operate the Agreement.

In order to take account of technical progress and other factors such as enlargement of the European Union, the amendment provides that the Joint Committee has power to amend the Sectoral Annexes. Further, the Sectoral Annex on medicinal products GMP inspection and batch certification, including Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 is replaced by a new Sectoral Annex. The Sectoral Annex on medical devices is replaced by a new Sectoral Annex.

Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Agreement on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, certificates and markings between the European Community and Australia - Final Act - Joint Declarations
OJ Reference L359, 29/12/2012, p. 2
Contracting Parties European Union, Australia
Authentic Texts Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian , Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Oceania
Trade
Clause(s)
Authentic Texts Article Final provision Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 2 Agreement
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Date 15/11/2012
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 18 July 2011 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Australia amending the Agreement on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment, certificates and markings between the European Community and Australia; OJ L359 of 29/12/2012, p.1
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty FEU: Article 207


Last Update :   13/04/2015