Cotonou Agreement Article 9

- December 06, 2020

Five of them. The parties agree that their partnership builds on the deepening of regional integration and aims to deepen it and commits to cooperate in developing it, in cooperation with the development levels, needs, geographical characteristics and sustainable development strategies of the parties, as well as the priorities that the Cariforum States have set for themselves and the commitments set out in the regional integration agreements covered in paragraph 3. 1. The parties agree to consider extending this agreement to extend and complete its scope in accordance with their respective legislation, amend it or enter into agreements on certain sectors or activities, taking into account the experience gained in its implementation. Contracting parties may also consider revising this agreement with a view to including overseas countries and territories associated with the European Community in the scope of this agreement. 2. Prior to the establishment of final anti-dumping or countervailing duties on products imported from CarIFORUM States, the EC party is considering the possibility of constructive corrective measures in accordance with relevant WTO agreements. (b) non-contractual agreements or any form of assistance provided by a part or state that is a signatory to carIFORUM, including cooperation agreements, grants, loans, capital inflows, guarantees and tax incentives; 4. For the purposes of this article, “great trade economy” means any developed country or territory: which, in the year prior to the entry into force of the free trade agreement covered in paragraph 2, represents a country or territory whose share of world merchandise exports exceeds 1% of world merchandise exports greater than 1%, or any group of countries acting individually , collectively or through a free trade agreement, which in the previous year accounted for a share of world merchandise exports at more than 1.5% of the entry into force of the free trade agreement covered in paragraph 2. (1) 6. Such an agreement is consistent with the relevant provisions of the WTO agreement, including Article VII of the GATS.

2. If there is disagreement between the parties over the reasonable period of time to comply with the arbitration panel`s decision, the complainant asks the arbitration panel in writing, within 20 days of the notification in paragraph 1, to set the duration of the reasonable period of time.