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9.3.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities L 68/197

AGREEMENT

in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of
Estonia concerning the recognition of regionalisation of African swine fever in the Kingdom of
Spain

A. Letter from the Republic of Estonia

Sir,

I have the honour to refer to the discussions concerning trade agreements for certain
agricultural products between the Community and Estonia which have taken place in the
framework of the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement.

I hereby confirm that Estonia accepts to recognise that the territory of the Kingdom of Spain,
with the exception of the provinces of Badajoz, Huelva, Sevilla and Cordoba, is free from
African swine fever, under the same terms as foreseen in Council Decision 89/21/EEC of
14 December 1988, and the successive Commission Decisions.

Estonia accepts this derogation without prejudice to all other requirements foreseen by the
Estonian veterinary legislation.

I should be obliged if you would confirm the agreement of the Community to the contents of
this letter.

Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.

For
the Government of the Republic of Estonia

B. Letter from the Community

Sir,

I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of today’s date which reads as
follows:
‘I have the honour to refer to the discussions concerning trade agreements for certain
agricultural products between the Community and Estonia which have taken place in the
framework of the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement.
I hereby confirm that Estonia accepts to recognise that the territory of the Kingdom of
Spain, with the exception of the provinces of Badajoz, Huelva, Sevilla and Cordoba, is free
from African swine fever, under the same terms as foreseen in Council Decision 89/21/EEC
of 14 December 1988, and the successive Commission Decisions.
Estonia accepts this derogation without prejudice to all other requirements foreseen by the
Estonian veterinary legislation.
I should be obliged if you would confirm the agreement of the Community to the contents of
this letter.’

I have the honour to confirm that the Community is in agreement with the contents of your
letter.

Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.

On behalf of
the Council of the European Union
L 68/198 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 9.3.98

UNILATERAL DECLARATIONS

Declaration by the French Government

France notes that the Europe Agreement with the Republic of Estonia does not apply to the
overseas countries and territories associated with the European Community pursuant to the
Treaty establishing the European Community.

Declaration by the Republic of Estonia

If tariffs for agricultural products are introduced in Estonia between 1 January 1994 and the
entry into force of the Agreement, Estonia will apply mutatis mutandis the procedure and the
substantive rules provided for in Article 24(3) of this Agreement.