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Article 14U.K.+E.U.

1.Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive not later than 5 May 2001. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

When Member States adopt these measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such reference on the occasion of their official publication. The methods for making such reference shall be laid down by Member States.

2.Member States shall communicate to the Commission the texts of the provisions of national law which they have already adopted or which they adopt in the field governed by this Directive.

F1Article 15U.K.+E.U.

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Article 16U.K.+E.U.

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

Article 17U.K.+E.U.

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.