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Statutory Instruments

1980 No. 191

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

The European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Multilateral Trade Negotiations) Order 1980

Laid before Parliament in draft

Made

13th February 1980

Coming into operation in accordance with Article 1

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of February 1980

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 1 of the European Communities Act 1972 and has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 1(3) of the European Communities Act 1972 and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Multilateral Trade Negotiations) Order 1980. It shall come into operation in respect of the Treaties specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order on the date on which the Order is made. In respect of each Treaty specified in Part II of the Schedule to this Order, the Order shall come into operation on the date on which the Treaty enters into force for the European Economic Community, which date will be notified in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

2.  The Treaties specified in the Schedule to this Order are to be regarded as Community Treaties as defined in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.

N.E. Leigh

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

PART I

Agreement Cmnd. No. Date opened for Signature at Geneva
Agreement on Interpretation and Application of Articles VI, XVI and XXIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade765812th April 1979
Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade765712th April 1979
Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade766412th April 1979
Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft766112th April 1979
Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures766012th April 1979
Geneva (1979) Protocol to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade766830th June 1979

PART II

Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade766312th April 1979
Agreement on Government Procurement766212th April 1979
Protocol to the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade77741st November 1979

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order declares the Agreements listed in the Schedule reached in the Multilateral Trade Negotiations of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade to be Community Treaties as defined in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972. The principal effect of declaring the Agreements to be Community Treaties as so defined is to bring into play, in relation to the Agreements, the provisions of section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972 which provides for the implementation of Treaties thus specified.