2. The Contracting Parties also recognise that the principles set out in Chapter 5 of this Title to support the progressive liberalisation of investment and trade in services between the Parties constitute a useful framework for the further liberalisation of investment and trade in services between the Cariforum States in the context of their regional integration. (a) facilitate trade in goods between the Contracting Parties, while maintaining and strengthening the capacities of the Contracting Parties in the protection of health, safety, consumers and the environment; 2. Any period referred to in this Part may be extended by mutual agreement between the Contracting Parties. In accordance with the objectives of this Title, the Parties shall, no later than five years after the entry into force of this Agreement, enter into new negotiations on investment and trade in services with a view to improving the overall commitments under this Title. (d) fairs and exhibitions: staff participating in a trade fair to promote their business or products or services; In view of the environmental challenges facing their respective regions and in order to promote the development of international trade so as to ensure sustainable and sound environmental management, the Parties recognise the importance of defining effective strategies and measures at regional level. The Parties agree that, where national or regional legislation does not contain relevant environmental standards, they shall endeavour to adopt and implement the relevant international standards, guidelines or recommendations, to the extent practical and appropriate. CONVINCED THAT the Economic Partnership Agreement will create a new and more favourable climate for its trade and investment relations and create new dynamic opportunities for growth and development2. Without prejudice to the tasks of the Council of Ministers referred to in Article 15 of the Cotonou Agreement, the CARIFORUM-EC Joint Council shall be generally responsible for the implementation of this Agreement and shall monitor the achievement of its objectives. It shall also examine all important questions arising within the framework of this Convention, as well as any other bilateral, multilateral or international question of common interest affecting trade between the Parties. 3. At the request of a Party, and to the extent legally possible, each Party and the CARIFORUM Signatory States shall provide information through their coordinators and shall respond without delay to all questions relating to a measure, actual or proposed, which may affect trade between the Contracting Parties.
The Parties agree to channel, as far as possible, their exchange of information through the CARIFORUM Coordinator. (b) the promotion of regional integration, economic cooperation and good governance by establishing and implementing an effective, predictable and transparent legal framework for trade and investment between the Parties and in the Cariforum region; 1. The Agreement implementing Article VII of the GATT (1994) governs the customs valuation rules applicable to trade between the Contracting Parties. 1. The Parties agree to exchange experiences, information and best practices and to consult each other on any matter related to the pursuit of the objectives of this Chapter and on matters relating to exchanges between the Parties. 1. The Parties agree to consider extending this Agreement in order to broaden and complete its scope, in accordance with their respective legislation, by changing it or by concluding agreements on certain sectors or activities, taking into account the experience gained during its implementation. The Parties may also consider revising this Agreement to include the overseas countries and territories associated with the European Community within the scope of this Agreement. 2.
This Convention or any agreement concluded under this Convention shall not be construed as preventing the adoption or application of measures to prevent tax evasion or evasion in accordance with the tax provisions of the Conventions for the Avoidance of Double Taxation or other tax regimes or national tax legislation. . . .