Eu-China Customs Cooperation And Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement
The strategic framework will introduce a framework for cooperation that will enable the development of action plans through steering groups of the Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (JKK) and monitor the smooth running of the agreement. Existing customs cooperation agreements also provide for the possibility for the Joint Committee to adopt decisions and recommendations to strengthen cooperation or to resolve problems encountered in the application of customs legislation. They also believe that it is possible to exchange information on technical assistance provided to third countries in order to improve these measures. The agreements also stipulate that both sides strive to simplify and harmonize customs procedures, taking into account the work of international organizations such as the World Customs Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). They provide that both sides cooperate in the computerization of customs procedures and formalities in order to facilitate exchanges between them. This ambitious document reaffirms the main objectives of mutual cooperation and mutual assistance between the EU and China. The European Union has also concluded partnership and cooperation agreements with a number of countries, including Russia and Ukraine, which cover customs cooperation and contain a mutual assistance protocol. It is possible to maintain existing bilateral agreements as long as they are not at odds with the Community`s competences and customs cooperation and mutual assistance agreements. The provisions of this agreement prevail over the provisions of a bilateral agreement on customs cooperation and mutual assistance that have been concluded or can be taken between the Member States and the contracting party, provided that the provisions of this agreement are incompatible with those provided by those agreements. The Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS), which came into force in 1995, is the most comprehensive international agreement on intellectual property rights to date. The TRIPS agreement establishes an international framework of principles, rules and disciplines related to international trade in counterfeit goods and illicit products. It provides for border control measures in accordance with Article 51 and subsequently, and describes, among other things, the procedures for enforcing borders allowing a right holder to request customs measures in cases of suspected counterfeiting and counterfeiting. This ambitious document reaffirms the main objectives of mutual cooperation and mutual assistance between the EU and China and sets out the priorities and objectives of CUSTOMS cooperation between the EU and China for years to come.
The priorities of the framework are the protection of citizens and the fight against illegal trade through effective customs controls, while accelerating and reducing the administrative burden of legitimate trade. For The policy of the European Community, cooperation between customs authorities at the international level is an important instrument to strike a balance between the necessary liberalisation of trade and the growing international trade with the world`s major trading partners.