Montevideo Agreement

Article 9: Partial implementation agreements are governed by the following general rules: Article 13: Trade promotion agreements deal with non-tariff issues and tend to favour intra-regional trade flows. Article 44: All benefits, favourable treatments, deductibles, immunities and privileges applied by Member States to products originating from or bound by another Member State or third country, resulting from decisions or agreements not provided for by this Treaty or the Cartagena Convention, are extended without delay and without conditions to other Member States. Article 11: Complementary economic agreements aim, among other things, to promote the maximum use of production factors, to encourage economic complementarity, to ensure a level playing field, to facilitate the entry of products into the international market and to promote the balanced and harmonious development of Member States. These agreements are subject to the specific provisions to be adopted for this purpose. Article 47: In the case of products under regional tariff preference or regional or partial agreements that are not produced or produced in significant quantities on its territory, each Member State endeavours to prevent the taxes or other internal measures levied from leading to the cancellation or reduction of concessions or benefits obtained by a Member State as a result of the respective negotiations. Article 25: Similarly, Member States may enter into agreements with other countries and territories of economic integration in accordance with the various modalities set out in the third part of Chapter II of the Treaty and in accordance with the provisions of the regulation. COMPTE CONSIDERATION of the decision of the parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, under which regional or general agreements can be concluded between developing countries in order to reduce or mutually eliminate barriers to their reciprocal trade. Article 12: Agricultural agreements aim to promote and regulate intra-regional trade in agricultural and animal products. They envisage elements of flexibility that take into account the socio-economic characteristics of the production of the participating countries. These agreements may cover certain products or product groups and may be based on temporary, seasonal concessions, quotas or mixed concessions, or contracts between governmental or para-governmental organizations. They are subject to the specific provisions to be made in this matter.

The association establishes an agreement with the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay to establish the privileges and immunities to which the association, its bodies and its international officials and advisers are entitled. Article 59: The current provisions of the treaty do not affect the rights and obligations arising from the States of Life that were signed by one of the signatory states prior to their implementation. At the same time, efforts are being made to define compensatory formulas, both with regard to regional tariff preference, if it is deepened, as well as regional and partial scope agreements.