|Author (Corporate)||European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 112|
Protocol amending the agreement on maritime transport between the European Union and China to take account of the accession of Croatia to the EU.
Background and further information:
The Agreement on Maritime Transport between the European Community and its Member States and the Government of the People’s Republic of China was signed in Brussels on 6 December 2002, and entered into force on 1 March 2008.
In accordance with the Act of Accession, Croatia will accede to the agreements previously concluded or signed by the EU and its Member States with one or more third countries by means of a protocol to those agreements. In September 2012 the Council of the European Union authorised the European Commission to open negotiations with the third countries concerned, in order to conclude the relevant protocols.
Consequently, the Commission negotiated a Protocol on the basis of negotiating directives adopted by the Council, and in consultation with a special committee appointed by the Council. The draft Protocol was initialled by the Commission and the Chinese representatives on 20 June 2014, and on 14 November the Commission presented proposals for Council Decisions on the signing and conclusion of the Protocol.
The signing of the Protocol was approved on 2 March 2015 by Council Decision (EU) 2019/658, and the signature took place on 21 December 2018. The conclusion of the Protocol was approved on 8 April 2019 by Council Decision (EU) 2019/659.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||China|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|