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Proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other part, on Protocol 2 to the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation. COM (99) 707 final, 20 December 1999

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Microsoft Word - en.doc EN COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 20.12.1999 COM(1999) 707 final 1999/0282(ACC) Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION concerning the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other part, on Protocol 2 to the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation (presented by the Commission) 2 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM The trading arrangement applicable to processed agricultural products between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation is governed by Protocol 2 to the bilateral free trade agreement. Following problems reported by France regarding the import of soft drinks from Switzerland, the Commission began consultations with Switzerland in order to find a solution acceptable to both parties. These consultations resulted in a compromise with a solution for the soft drinks problem and reciprocal improvement of the quotas opened by the two parties following the accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden. This proposal reflects the above objectives. It is proposed that the Council adopt this Decision. 3 1999/0282(ACC) Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION concerning the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other part, on Protocol 2 to the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 in conjunction with the first sentence of Article 300(2) thereof, Having regard to the proposal from the Commission1, Whereas: (1) An agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other part, concerning certain processed agricultural products covered by

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