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AGREEMENT AMENDING THE AGREEMENT FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

E103120 - CTS 1999 No. 17

THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, of the one part, and

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION on behalf of the European Community, of the other part,

Having regard to the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Community and Canada, entered into force on 27 February 1996,

Whereas both sides have expressed a desire to widen the scope of the Agreement and thereto amend the Agreement in accordance with Article 12(b) thereof;

Whereas negotiations of such an amendment were successfully concluded,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

ARTICLE 1

  1. The text of Article 4 of the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Community and Canada is replaced by:

    "ARTICLE 4

    Areas of Cooperation

    For the Community, these would include all research and technological development and demonstration activities covered by Articles 130G(a)(1) and 130G(d)(2) of the Treaty establishing the European Community, the latter only as far as networks between infrastructure operators and related research projects are concerned.

    For Canada, these would include all non-defence science and technology activity funded or performed by departments or agencies of the Government of Canada. This cooperation may include science and technology activities funded or performed by the governments of the provinces or territories of Canada where the relevant provincial or territorial government concurs. Canada will notify the Community through diplomatic channels of the application of this agreement to those provinces or territories."

  2. In Article 6 of the Agreement, point (b)2 is deleted.

ARTICLE 2

This Agreement shall enter into force on the date on which the Parties have notified each other in writing that their legal requirements for entry into force of this Agreement have been fulfilled.

ARTICLE 3

This Agreement is drawn up in duplicate in the English, French, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish languages, each of these texts being equally authentic.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned have signed this Amendment.

DONE at Ottawa on the seventeenth day of December in the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight.

Sergio Marchi
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Wolfgang Schüssel
Leon Brittan
FOR THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

  1. "implementation of research, technological development and demonstration programmes, by promoting cooperation with and between undertakings, research centres and universities".
  2. "stimulation of the training and mobility of researchers in the Community".