Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, on the one hand, and the Republic of Tunisia, on the other – Protocol No. 1 on the regime applicable to the import into the Community of agricultural products originating in Tunisia – Protocol 2 on the import regime in the Fishing Products Community originating in Tunisia – Protocol No. 3 on the regime for imports of agricultural products from Tunisia and methods of agricultural products from Tunisia No. 5 on administrative assistance in customs matters – Joint Declarations – Declarations – In view of the economic and social differences between the Community and Tunisia and wishing to achieve the objectives of this association through the corresponding provisions of this agreement; The meeting of the agreement establishing an association between the Community and its Member States, on the one hand, and the Republic of Tunisia, on the other, adopted, on 17 July 1999, the agreement signing the agreement establishing an association between the Community and its Member States and the Republic of Tunisia, on the other hand: 2. , and, if necessary, other important issues related to their respective trade policies with third countries. In particular in the case of the accession of a third country to the Community, these consultations take place to ensure that the mutual interests of the Community and Tunisia covered in this agreement are taken into account. 1) there is an association between the Community and its Member States, on the one hand, and Tunisia, on the other, by updating Tunisian laboratories, which ultimately leads to the conclusion of mutual recognition agreements in relation to compliance assessment; 2. On the basis of the principles set out in paragraph 1, the parties enter into agreements for mutual recognition of certificates in the present circumstances. These procedures are adopted after the agreement between the parties with the most appropriate instruments comes into force.
3. Duly empowered officials of one of the contracting parties may, with the agreement of the other party concerned and under the conditions set by the other party, receive information from the offices of the required authority or authority under the jurisdiction of the required authority, on transactions that are or are likely to be contrary to the customs legislation that the applicant authority requires for the purposes of this protocol. the benefits granted by one of the contracting parties under an agreement of the type defined in Article V of the GATS, or any action taken on the basis of such an agreement; The parties agree that the provisions of Article 1, point (e), the protocol do not affect Tunisia`s right to special and differentiated treatment and other derogations granted to developing countries by the agreement on the implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Notwithstanding the bilateral agreements between Tunisia and some Member States of the European Union, it establishes its decisions by mutual agreement between the parties.