The Parties shall endeavour to reach agreement on matters relevant to this Agreement. In particular, the EEA Joint Committee shall endeavour to find a solution acceptable to both parties where a serious problem arises in an area which falls within the competence of the legislator in the EFTA States. The conditions for such participation shall be the subject of an agreement between the Contracting Parties and the requesting State. This Convention shall be subject to ratification or approval by all Contracting Parties in accordance with their own procedures. By virtue of a separate agreement between the EFTA States, the Court of Justice of EFTA shall have jurisdiction for the application of this Agreement, in particular as regards: loans intended for the direct or indirect financing of 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 this matter. In the absence of agreement on such rules or provisions, the Party concerned may take the necessary measures to avoid circumvention. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, a Party may refuse to land fish from a stock of common interest whose management is in serious disagreement. The Contracting Parties shall have the right to take decisions concerning the extension of the legal protection of topographies of semiconductor products to persons from third countries or territories which are not Parties to this Agreement and who do not enjoy the right to protection in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. You can also enter into agreements to this effect. Where the procedure referred to in the first and second subparagraphs of Article 93(2) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community or the corresponding procedure is initiated pursuant to an agreement between the EFTA States establishing the EFTA Surveillance Authority for State aid programmes and cases, the Commission or the EFTA Surveillance Authority shall invite the other Surveillance Authority and interested parties to provide comments; 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. An entry or exit summary declaration shall not be necessary in the cases provided for in the international security conventions which a Contracting Party makes with a third country in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9b(3) of this Protocol. The status of authorised economic operator granted in one Contracting Party shall be recognised by another Contracting Party, subject to the rules and conditions laid down in paragraph 2, without prejudice to customs controls, in particular with a view to the implementation of agreements with third countries providing for mutual recognition of the status of authorised economic operator.
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