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Committee on Regional Trade Agreements - Council for Trade in Services - Notification of regional trade agreement - United Kingdom and Norway
日期:2021/12/03
作者:United Kingdom and Norway
文件編號:S/C/N/1072, WT/REG459/N/1
附件下載:WTREG459N1.pdf
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NOTIFICATION of regional trade agreement

1.

Member(s) notifying: United Kingdom and Norway

2.

Date of notification: 30 November 2021

3.

Notification pursuant to

[X] Article XXIV:7(a) of GATT 1994

[X] Article V:7(a) of GATS

[ ] Paragraph 4(a) of the Enabling Clause

4.

Parties to the Agreement: United Kingdom of the one part;

and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway of the other part.

5.

Date of signature: 08 July 2021

6.

Date(s) of entry into Force: 01 December 2021 (provisional application) for the United Kingdom and Norway, in accordance with Article 17.5 (Entry into Force), paragraph 3, of the Agreement.

7.

Brief description of the Agreement:

The Free Trade Agreement between Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the "Agreement") replaces the Agreement on Trade in Goods between Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (see document series WT/REG430/N/1), which governs current trading arrangements between the United Kingdom and Norway.[1]

The Free Trade Agreement between Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, and the Kingdom of Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the "Agreement") establishes a free trade area for trade in goods within the meaning of Article XXIV of the GATT 1994 and trade in services within the meaning of Article V of the GATS.

The Agreement includes provisions on trade in goods, services, investment, digital and telecommunications, small and medium sized enterprises, and trade and sustainable development, including women's economic empowerment.

This notification relates to provisional application of the Agreement only as between the United Kingdom and Norway in relation to all provisions of the Agreement, except those provisions which concern government procurement.

8.

Text and related schedules, annexes and protocols are:

[ ] submitted to the WTO Secretariat (electronic format)

[X] available from the following official Internet link(s):

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/free-trade-agreement-between-iceland-the-principality-of-liechtenstein-and-the-kingdom-of-norway-and-the-united-kingdom-of-great-britain-and-northern

 

 



[1] This notification applies to the provisional application of this Agreement between the United Kingdom and Norway only. Further notifications to reflect application between the United Kingdom and Iceland and Liechtenstein, respectively, will be submitted in due course. This is of relevance for the following document series: WT/REG430 (Agreement between the United Kingdom and Norway and Iceland) and, to a certain extent, WT/REG437 (Agreement between the United Kingdom and Switzerland and Liechtenstein).