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7.8.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities L 220/1

II
(Acts whose publication is not obligatory)

COUNCIL

COUNCIL DECISION

of 6 July 1998

concerning the conclusion of the International Cocoa Agreement, 1993, on behalf of the
Community

(98/489/EC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, that is sufficiently advanced for the instruments of
ratification, acceptance or approval to be deposited
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European jointly,
Community, and in particular Article 113 in conjunction
with the first sentence of Article 228(2) thereof,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission, Article 1

Whereas the International Cocoa Agreement, 1993, has The International Cocoa Agreement, 1993, is hereby
been signed by the Community and its Member States; approved on behalf of the Community.

The text of the Agreement is attached to this Decision.


Whereas, by Council Decision 94/109/EC of 7 February
1994 concerning the signing and provisional application
of the International Cocoa Agreement, 1993, on behalf of Article 2
the Community (1), the Community, in its capacity as an
importing member, notified the Secretary-General of the
The President of the Council is hereby authorised to
United Nations Organisation of its intention to apply the
designate the person empowered to deposit the
Agreement provisionally pending completion of the
instrument of approval on behalf of the Community.
internal procedures required for its conclusion;

Whereas most of the Member States of the Community


Done at Brussels, 6 July 1998.
have notified provisional application of the Agreement
pending the deposit, jointly with the Community, of the
instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval;
For the Council

Whereas the ratification, acceptance or approval The President


procedures in the Member States have reached a stage R. EDLINGER

(1) OJ L 52, 23.2.1994, p. 25.