LISTSOF MFN EXEMPTIONS(ENGLISH)

ANNEXVIII

REFERRED TO INARTICLE8.21

LISTSOF MFN EXEMPTIONS

APPENDIX1:CHINA APPENDIX2:SWITZERLAND

APPENDIX 1 TOANNEX VIII

 

CHINA –LISTOF MFNEXEMPTIONS

 

 

 

 

SectororSubsector

Descriptionofmeasure

indicatingitsinconsistency withArticle8.3

 

Countriestowhichthe measureapplies

 

Intended duration

 

Conditionscreating theneedfor theexemption

MaritimeTransport International Transport Freight and Passengers The partiesconcernedmay, throughbilateral agreement, establishentities toengagein usualbusinessin Chinaeither as jointventures orwholly­owned subsidiariessubjectto the Chinese lawsonjoint ventures and   on foreign capital enterprises forships ownedor operated bycarriers of the partiesconcerned. Unspecified. Unforeseeable. According to present state of trade

betweensignatories.

  Agreementsofcargosharing. Algeria,Argentina,Bangladesh, Brazil, Thailand,USA,Zaire. Subjectto theeffective durationof theagreements concerned. According to present state of trade

betweensignatories.

 

APPENDIX 2 TOANNEX VIII

 

SWITZERLAND–LISTOF MFNEXEMPTIONS

 

 

 

 

Sectoror Subsector

Descriptionofmeasure

indicatingitsinconsistency withArticle 8.3

 

Countriesto whichthe measureapplies

 

Intendedduration

 

Conditionscreatingthe needfor the exemption

Audiovisualservices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audiovisualservices

­onlyterrestrial broadcastingorwhen broadcasterwantstobe supportedfinancially throughrevenuesof receptionfees

Toconfernational treatment to

audiovisual workscoveredby bilateralorplurilateral agreementsonco­productionin the fieldofaudiovisualworks,

inparticularinrelationtoaccess tofundingandtodistribution

 

Measuresgrantingthe benefitof support programmes, suchas MEDIA andEURIMAGES,and measuresrelatingtothe allocationof screentime which implement arrangementssuchas the CouncilofEurope ConventiononTransfrontier Televisionandconfernational treatment, toaudiovisual works and/orto suppliersof

audiovisual servicesmeeting

specific Europeanorigincriteria

 

Concessionsforthe operationof radioortelevisionbroadcast stationsmaybe granted,

onthe basisofreciprocitywith regardtoforeigncapital participationinthissector

Allcountrieswithwhom

culturalcooperationmaybe desirable (at present agreements existwithmembercountriesof the CouncilofEurope andwith Canada)

 

 

Europeancountries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allcountriesinwhichaccessto broadcasting servicesisgranted onthesame basisasunder Swisslaw

Indefinite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indefinite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indefinite

Promotionofcommoncultural

objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promotionofcultural objectives basedonlongstandingcultural links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promotionofcommoncultural objectives,andtoregulateaccesstoa market limitedinscale (giventhe size of Switzerland)inordertopreserve diversityof supply

 

 

Sectoror Subsector

Descriptionofmeasure

indicatingitsinconsistency withArticle 8.3

 

Countriesto whichthe measureapplies

 

Intendedduration

 

Conditionscreatingthe needfor the exemption

Internal waterways

transport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roadtransportservices

(passengerandfreight)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allsectors

Toallowtransport serviceson

the Rhineincludingcabotage to vesselsregisteredincountries otherthanSwitzerlandonthe basisofthe Mannheim Convention(includingrelated additional articlesand

protocols) and other agreements oninternalwaterways transport inEurope

 

Toregulate,onthe basisof mutual accesstothemarket, transportofgoodsand/or passengersbyvehicles registeredincountriesother

thanSwitzerlandin, into, outof, orintransit throughSwiss territory, normallypursuant to bilateral agreements

 

Measuresbasedonbilateral agreementsbetweenthe PrincipalityofLiechtenstein, or the EuropeanCommunityor respectivelytheEuropean

Unionand/oritsMemberStates andSwitzerland, withthe objective ofprovidingforthe movement ofall categoriesof natural personssupplying services

Beneficiariesofthe Mannheim

Conventionandother agreementsrelatingtointernal waterwaystransport inEurope towhichSwitzerlandmaybe a member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allcountrieswithwhom bilateral agreementsonroad transportorotherarrangements relatingtoroadtransport exist ormaybe desirable (at present approximately45countries)

 

 

 

 

 

The Principalityof

LiechtensteinandtheEC

Indefinite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exemptionneededuntil multilateral liberalisation ofroadtransport services, takingintoaccount regionalspecificityand environmental effectsof roadtransport, will have beenagreedupon

 

 

Indefinite

Toregulate transportcapacityon

inlandwaterways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totakeintoaccount regional specificityofthe provisionofroad transportservicesandtoprotectthe integrityofroadinfrastructureand environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementsofacomprehensive setof bilateral agreementsbetween SwitzerlandandthePrincipalityof Liechtensteinandbetween SwitzerlandandtheEC

 

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