Eu Australia Framework Agreement

2. The Parties agree to cooperate in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery and thus to contribute to the fight against it by fully fulfilling their obligations under international disarmament and non-proliferation treaties, as well as relevant agreements and other instruments ratified or acceded to by the Parties. The Parties agree that this provision constitutes an essential element of this Agreement. It is important that the fourth round of negotiations on a treaty-level agreement BETWEEN the EU and Australia takes place from 26 to 27 July. The current objective is to conclude the negotiations by the end of 2012. It was mentioned that the agreement will explain cooperation in bilateral trade relations, climate change, cooperation in the field of education and the provision of aid. 2. Within the framework of the SPS Agreement and the relevant international standards of the Codex Alimentarius, the International Plant Protection Agreement (ICD) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (`OIE`), the Parties shall exchange information in order to improve mutual understanding of their respective spS measures and to facilitate exchanges between the Parties in (c) the integrity of the Rome Statute by protecting its compliance with fundamental principles; by refraining, inter alia, from concluding non-assignment agreements (also known as « Article 98 agreements ») with third countries and encouraging others to abstain as well. (g) cooperation to achieve a strong and legally binding international climate agreement applicable to all countries. (b) create a framework to facilitate and promote cooperation in a wide range of areas of mutual interest; and 4. The Parties agree to cooperate closely within the framework of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum and its working groups. 2. This Agreement shall not affect or affect the interpretation, implementation or application of other arrangements between the Contracting Parties.

In particular, the dispute settlement provisions of this Agreement shall not replace or affect in any way the dispute settlement rules of other agreements between the Parties. . . .