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Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and Government of the Republic of Armenia on free trade

of March 2, 1994

The government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the Republic of Armenia, hereinafter referred to as "Contracting parties", aiming at development of trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Armenia on the basis of equality and mutual advantage, proceeding from the sovereign right of each state to pursue independent external economic policy, intending to promote growth of economic activity, ensuring full employment, performance improvement and rational use of resources;

- aiming to promote harmonious development and growth of world trade, elimination of barriers on the way of its development,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

1. Contracting parties do not apply the customs duties, taxes and fees having equivalent action for export and/or commodity import, one and Contracting Parties coming from customs area and intended for customs area of other Contracting Party.

Features of application of the mode of trade between both countries in goods according to the approved nomenclature draw up the annual documents which are integral part of this agreement.

2. For the purposes of this agreement and for its action the goods coming from the territory of Contracting Parties are understood as goods:

a) completely made in the territory of Contracting Parties, or

b) undergone to processing in the territory of the Contracting Party with use of raw materials, materials and components origin from the third countries, and changed with respect thereto accessory on classification of the Harmonized commodity description and coding system, proceeding from the four first signs

c) made with use specified in the item), raw materials, materials and components provided that their aggregate value does not exceed the fixed share of export price of implementable goods.

Detailed rules of goods origin will be approved by Contracting Parties in the separate document which will be integral part of this agreement.

Article 2

Each Contracting Party will not be:

- directly or indirectly to assess the goods falling under action of this agreement, the internal taxes or charges exceeding the corresponding taxes or charges which assess the similar goods of internal production or goods coming from the third countries;

- enter concerning the import or commodity export falling under action of this agreement, any special restrictions or requirements which in similar situation are not applied to similar goods of internal production or the goods coming from the third countries;

- apply to warehousing, overload, storage, transportation of goods by origin from other contracting parties, and also payments and payment transfer of the rule others, than those which are applied in similar cases to own goods or goods by origin from the third countries.

Article 3

For the purpose of preserving the developed communications and implementation of trade and economic relations, necessary for both countries, according to the mutual arrangement of the parties indicative lists of the goods and services which are subject of mutual export and having paramount value can be constituted.

The specified indicative lists will be approved by competent authorities of Contracting Parties in terms and for action, established according to the mutual arrangement and to be drawn up by the separate Protocol, usually annually.

Article 4

Contracting parties in mutual trade will abstain from application of discriminatory measures, introduction of quantitative restrictions or measures equivalent to them for export and/or commodity import within this agreement.

The parties can set quantitative restrictions unilaterally, but only reasonably and for strictly certain term.

These restrictions shall have exclusive nature and can be applied only in cases of acute shortage of paying balance.

The contracting party applying quantitative restrictions according to this Article shall provide whenever possible beforehand to other Contracting Party the complete information about basic reasons of introduction, forms and expected terms of application of the mentioned restrictions then consultations are appointed.

Introduction of quantitative restrictions according to this Article is drawn up by the separate protocol.

Article 5

All calculations and payments for trade and economic cooperation by the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Armenia will be performed according to agreements between authorized banks of Contracting Parties.

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