in the case of agreements, decisions of associations of undertakings and concerted practices in the context of distribution and supply agreements between non-competing undertakings, the amounts resulting from the sale of goods or the provision of services covered by agreements, decisions or concerted practices, as well as from other goods or services supplied by users by virtue of their kmal sea shall be considered equivalent; price and use; The instruments resulting from the negotiations referred to in paragraph 1 shall be subject to ratification or approval by the Parties in accordance with their own procedures. The provisions of the Agreements listed in Annex 3 shall prevail over the provisions of this Protocol in so far as they grant the EFTA States concerned more favourable trade arrangements than this Protocol. This Protocol shall not supplement or impede the application of mutual assistance agreements concluded or likely to be concluded between the EC Member States and the EFTA States or between the EFTA States. Nor does it preclude more comprehensive assistance under such agreements. Without prejudice to Article 11, those agreements shall not affect Community provisions on the communication of information between the competent services of the European Commission and the customs authorities of the Member States concerning all information obtained in the customs field which may be of Community interest. as regards the EFTA States by the EFTA Surveillance Authority, in accordance with the rules of an Agreement between the EFTA States establishing the EFTA Surveillance Authority responsible for the powers and tasks defined in Protocol 26. The AETR agreement concerns the work of vehicle crews working in the field of international road transport. The agreement applies to 49 parties, including all EU Member States. Its provisions are aligned with existing EU legislation on driving time, breaks and rest.

In 2006, the AETR agreement was amended to introduce the use of the digital tachograph, which became mandatory for contracting parties in 2010. In all cases where relations between either Party and a third country are different, consultations shall be held without delay, in accordance with paragraph 4, on the impact of such divergence on the pursuit of the free movement of goods under this Agreement. If such an agreement, agreement or decision is adopted despite continuing disputes between the Community and another Contracting Party concerned, Part VII of this Agreement shall apply. In the absence of agreement on such rules or provisions, the Party concerned may take the necessary measures to avoid circumvention. All agreements or decisions prohibited by this article shall be automatically null and void. Loans for direct or indirect financing from an EC Member State or an EFTA State or its regional or local authorities may be granted or placed in other EC or EFTA Member States only if the States concerned have reached agreement on the matter. The additional amounts of the financial contribution to the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania shall amount to EUR 21,5 million for the Republic of Bulgaria and EUR 50,5 million for Romania between 1 January 2007 and 30 April 2009 inclusive. EUROS; from the date of entry into force of the Agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European Economic Area or of an Agreement, they shall be made available for the provisional application of the Agreement and shall be made available as a commitment in 2007 in a single instalment. Before concluding an agreement with a third country in the territory covered by this Chapter, the Parties shall consult each other in order to ensure compatibility with the provisions of this Chapter, in particular where this Agreement contains provisions derogating from the customs security measures referred to in this Chapter.

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