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of March 6, 1998

About the Total agrarian market of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States

The State Parties of this agreement (further - the Parties)

for the purpose of implementation of the Agreement on creation of Economic union of September 24, 1993,

understanding objective need of integration of agro-industrial production and forming of the Common Economic Space,

wishing to keep and develop traditional economic, commercial and scientific and technical ties,

considering need of radical economic restructurings for the agrarian sector in connection with transition to the market relations,

in view of distinction of natural and economic conditions for production of agricultural products and its conversion, efficiency of agro-industrial complexes,

proceeding from social and economic interests of producers in agricultural industry and the sphere of conversion of products,

aiming at growth of welfare of the people,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties step by step create the Total agrarian market of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - the Total agrarian market) providing free movement of agricultural products, food products, scientific and technical products, technologies, means of production and services for agro-industrial complex of national origin (further - goods and services).

The total agrarian market is created by the Parties on the basis of voluntarily assumed liabilities and equal rights.

Conditions of creation and functioning of the Total agrarian market are determined by the Provision which is integral part of this agreement.

Article 2

Coordination of sales activity of the actions directed to creation and functioning of the Total agrarian market is performed by Intergovernmental council on questions of agro-industrial complex (further - Council) which for realization of the specified tasks, as required, creates the commissions and expert groups of number of authorized experts and specialists of the Parties.

Article 3

The parties perform gradual forming of the Total agrarian market on the basis of approved, and then - the general agrarian policy providing increase in efficiency of use of resources, rational placement of agricultural production, improvement of providing the population with food and the industries by raw materials, stabilization of the markets of agricultural products and food, support and protection of producers of agro-industrial complex, stimulation of mutual barter, increase in living standards of rural population.

Article 4

In the course of creation of the Total agrarian market of the Party adopt the legal acts directed to regulation of monopolistic activities, the prevention and suppression of unfair competition of business entities.

Article 5

The parties create the Total agrarian market step by step with forming of the free trade area, and then for the states ready to further economic integration, - general customs area within the Customs union providing lack of duties, licenses and other restrictions and obstacles for free movement of goods and services within the territories of the Parties, except for the withdrawals which are drawn up in mutual protocols.

The parties coordinate policy in trade in goods and services with the states, not being participants of this agreement.

Article 6

In the course of creation of the Total agrarian market of the Party perform coordination of price policy, and at stage of creation of general customs area pass to the approved system of price regulation to goods and services on the market principles.

Article 7

The parties install the approved system of sanitary, phytosanitary and veterinary regulation within the Total agrarian market, determine rules of trade and standards on goods and services.

Article 8

The parties will take agreed measures to creation of joint information system of the Total agrarian market.

Article 9

The parties interested in implementation of joint programs and other actions for forming and functioning of the Total agrarian market create necessary funds. The procedure for their creation and use is determined by the Parties which are founders of the specified funds.

Article 10

The matters of argument connected using and interpretation of this agreement, are permitted by consultations and negotiations of concerned parties.

In case of impossibility to settle matters of argument by negotiations of the Party appeal to Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States or other international court.

Article 11

This agreement is open for accession of any state sharing its purposes and the principles with the consent of all Parties. Accession is considered by the depositary of the last notification on consent to accession which became effective from the date of receipt.

Article 12

Changes and additions by common consent of the Parties which are drawn up by separate protocols to this agreement can be made to this agreement.

Article 13

This agreement is signed for a period of 5 years and will be prolonged automatically for the subsequent five-year periods if the Parties do not make other decision.

Article 14

Each Party can leave this agreement, having sent the written notice of it to depositary not later than 6 months to exit, having settled the financial and other liabilities which arose during operation of the Agreement.

Article 15

This agreement is temporarily applied from the date of signing. In case the legislation any of the Parties does not allow temporary application of the Agreement, the Party notifies on it other Parties.

This agreement becomes effective from the date of delivery on storage to depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force which signed it.

For the Parties which performed necessary procedures later it becomes effective from the date of delivery on storage to depositary of notifications on accomplishment of the mentioned procedures.

It is made in the city of Moscow on March 6, 1998 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in the Executive Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Independent States which will send to each state which signed this agreement, its verified copy.


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