Canadian Treaty Series
E101201 - CTS 1976 No. 9
LONG TERM AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS TO FACILITATE ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION
The Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,
Recalling their Trade Agreement of February 29, 1956 (as duly extended), and their Agreement on Co-operation in the Industrial Application of Science and Technology of January 27, 1971,
Noting with satisfaction the expansion in trade and economic relations between the two countries, as well as in their scientific, technical and other relations, since the signature of these Agreements,
Conscious of the importance which these Agreements continue to have for the further advancement of the overall economic relations between the two countries,
Wishing to further develop, promote and expand the economic, industrial, scientific and technical co-operation between the two countries,
Recognizing the importance for the two countries of identifying mutually beneficial long-term measures to provide a firm basis for the successful expansion of economic, industrial, scientific and technical co-operation between them,
Guided by the high political significance they attach to the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe, signed in Helsinki on August 1, 1975, and by their determination to act in accordance with its provisions,
Have agreed as follows:
The Contracting Parties shall continue to direct their efforts towards broadening and strengthening mutually beneficial economic, industrial, scientific and technical co-operation between the two countries. The Contracting Parties shall, in particular, direct their efforts towards the expansion and diversification of trade in goods and services between the two countries. The Contracting Parties shall continue to encourage and facilitate direct contacts between Canadian and Soviet experts and between Canadian firms and competent Soviet organizations and industrial enterprises.
1. Subject to the laws and regulations in force in either country, the co-operation under this Agreement shall include measures intended to promote:
(a) purchases and sales of machinery, equipment and engineering services for the construction of new enterprises and for the expansion and modernization of existing enterprises in the fields of raw materials, agriculture, machinery and equipment, finished products, consumer goods and services;
(b) purchases and sales of industrial materials, agricultural products, finished products, consumer goods, and services;
(c) purchases, sales and licensing of patent rights and proprietary know-how, designs, and processes;
(d) joint efforts in the implementation of projects of common interest;
(e) joint efforts, where appropriate, in the construction of industrial and other facilities in third countries, particularly through supply of machinery, equipment and services;
(f) implementation of industrial co-operation between Canadian firms and Soviet industrial enterprises where this would be of mutual benefit;
(g) further expansion and deepening of scientific and technical co-operation in fields of common interest to the Contracting Parties;
(h) the regular exchange of information on basic economic, industrial and commercial trends.
2. Furthermore the Contracting Parties shall determine by mutual agreement other fields in which they consider the development of economic and industrial co-operation to be desirable taking particular account of the resources of the two countries and their requirements of raw materials, equipment and technology.
The Contracting Parties shall, subject to the laws and regulations in force in either country, encourage the conclusion, on a mutually beneficial basis, of agreements and contracts between the corresponding interested organizations and firms in Canada and competent organizations in the U.S.S.R.
Recognizing the importance of financing for the further development of economic relations, the Contracting Parties shall make efforts to achieve the extension of credits to one another on conditions as favourable as possible.
The competent Canadian and Soviet authorities shall, subject to the laws and regulations in force in either country, facilitate visits for business purposes from one country to the other and the establishment and operation of offices of Canadian firms and Soviet foreign trading organizations.
1. The Contracting Parties shall create a single Canadian-Soviet Mixed Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Co-operation which will meet in principle once a year, alternately in Ottawa and Moscow, at the Ministerial level or, if mutually agreed upon, at an appropriate senior level.
2. This Mixed Commission will incorporate the Mixed Commission established under the Agreement on Co-operation in the Industrial Application of Science and Technology of January 27, 1971, as well as the Consultative Commission on Trade between Canada and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Programmes of co-operation elaborated under these previous arrangements shall be maintained and fall under the general supervision of the Mixed Commission.
3. The Mixed Commission shall have the task, in particular, of elaborating proposals:
(a) on a long term programme of economic, industrial, scientific and technical co-operation;
(b) on the further development of trade relations between the two countries in accordance with the Trade Agreement of February 29, 1956;
(c) on the expansion of scientific and technical co-operation between the two countries in accordance with the Agreement on Co-operation in the Industrial Application of Science and Technology of January 27, 1971.
4. The Mixed Commission shall also devise measures for the implementation of economic, industrial, scientific and technical co-operation, as well as measures aimed at the further development of trade relations between the two countries, and supervise their realization.
Between the regular meetings of the Mixed Commission the Contracting Parties shall, on the initiative of either of them, and in the spirit of the Canadian-Soviet Protocol on Consultations of May 19, 1971, conduct consultations through their representatives on matters of particular importance to the implementation of the present Agreement or of previous Agreements related to it.
The Contracting Parties shall encourage and facilitate the fulfilment of Agreements in force between Canada and the U.S.S.R. which shall remain in force as provided for therein.
The Agreement shall enter into force from the date of its signature and shall remain in force for a period of ten years. Not less than six months before the expiry of the said period the Contracting Parties shall agree upon measures necessary to continue economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation between their two countries. The present Agreement may be amended at any time by mutual agreement of the Contracting Parties.
IN WITNESS WREREOF the undersigned, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE in duplicate at Ottawa this 14th day of July, 1976, in the English, French and Russian languages, all texts being equally authentic.
Donald C. Jamieson
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
N. S. Patolichev
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS