The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and the Republic of Montenegro

16/08/2011

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Montenegro, of the other part was signed on October 15th, 2007 and entered into force on May 1st, 2010.

This Agreement aims at implementing as speedily as possible, by means of an Interim Agreement, provisions of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement on trade and trade-related matters in order to ensure the development of trade links between the EC and the Republic of Montenegro by strengthening and widening the relations established previously.

The contents of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement include:

Preamble

Title I General Principles

Title II Political Dialogue

Title III Regional Cooperation

Title IV Free Movement of Goods

 Chapter I:  Industrial Products

 Chapter II:  Agriculture and Fisheries

 Chapter III: Common Provisions

Title V Movement of Workers, establishment, supply of services, capital

 Chapter I:  Movement of workers

 Chapter II: Establishment

 Chapter III: Supply of services

 Chapter IV: Current payments and movement of capital

 Chapter V:  General provisions

Title VI Approximation of laws, law enforcement and competition rules

Title VII Justice, freedom and security

Title VIII Cooperation policies

Title IX Financial Cooperation

Title X Institutional, general and final Provisions

Annexes

Annex I (Article 21) Montenegrin tariff concessions for community industrial products

Annex II (Article 26) Definition of “baby beef” products

Annex III (Article 27) Montenegrin tariff concessions for agricultural primary products originating in the community

Annex IV (Article 29) Community concessions for Montenegrin fisheries products referred to in of this Agreement

Annex V (Article 30) Community concessions for Montenegrin fisheries products referred to in of this Agreement

Annex VI Establishment: Financial Services

Annex VII (Article 75) Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial property Rights

Protocols

Protocol 1: Trade between the Community and Montenegro in processed agricultural products

Protocol 2: Reciprocal preferential concessions for certain wines, the reciprocal recognition, protection and control of wine, spirit drinks and aromatised wine names

Protocol 3: Definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation for the application of the provisions of this agreement between the Community and Montenegro

Protocol 4: Land transport

Protocol 5: State aid to the steel industry

Protocol 6: Mutual administrative assistance in customs matters Montenegro

Protocol 7: Dispute settlement

Protocol 8: General principles for the participation of Montenegro in Community programmes

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