TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
Vienna, 31 October 1963
The Government of India and the Federal Government of Austria,
MUTUALLY desirous of further developing trade relations between the two countries,
HAVE agreed as follows
The import of all articles listed in Annexures A, B and C to the "Agreed minutes of the meetings held in Vienna on the 7th and 8th
November, 1961, between an Indian and an Austrian Delegation" has either been liberalised or placed on global quotas.
The authorities on both, sides will take all possible steps within the framework of existing laws, rules and regulations to further
trade between the two countries.
The two Contracting Parties mutually agree that applications for licences for import from either country into the other will be treated
on the same basis as similar applications for licences for import from other Contracting Parties to the "General Agreement on Tariffs
The provisions of Article 2 will not be applicable in the following cases :
(a) where one of the Contracting Parties has granted or may grant special privileges to a neighbouring country in order to facilitate
(b) where one of the Contracting Parties has signed or may sign a Customs Union or a Free-trade Area with another country or a group
A separate Protocol has been signed today regarding the import from India of cotton yarns and mill-made cotton fabrics into Austria.
Each application regarding the import of handloom cotton fabrics, handlooms silk fabrics and miscellaneous handlooms silk or woollen
goods from India into Austria will be submitted together with a certificate delivered by an Indian authority to the effect that these
are handwoven fabrics.
Competent authorities in both countries will endeavour to further contacts between the Austrian Tobacco Monopoly and interested Indian
firms with a view to exploring the possibilities of increasing the use of Indian tobacco in Austrian blends.
This Agreement will come into force with effect from the date of its signature and shall be valid until 31st December, 1964. It will
be automatically renewed from year to year unless either party has notified the other to the contrary at least three months before
the date of its expiration.
NOTWITHSTANDING such renewal or renewals, the agreement both in its substance as well as in its implementation shall be reviewed periodically
whenever either party to the Agreement considers such review necessary.
DONE in duplicate at Vienna, this 31st October 1963, in the German and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.
P. DAS GUPTA
For the Government of the Republic of India.
For the Austrian Federal Government.
On the occasion of the discussions held between an Indian and an Austrian delegation in June, 1963, the following was agreed upon
1. In accordance with the agreement of 6th November, 1962 signed by the Indian Cotton Mills Federation and the Fachverband der Textilindustrie
Osterreichs, the Austrian authorities will issue import licences for the import of cotton yams and mill-made cotton fabrics from
India into Austria up to the extent stated below :
| Period || Total || Greygoods, || Terry of which |
towels and towelling
| Cotton yarns, finished |
| || tons || tons || tons || tons |
| 1,10.62 - 30.9.63 |
1.10.63 - 30.9.64
1.10.64 - 30.9.66
1.10.65 - 30.9.66
1.10.66 - 30.9.67
| 150 |
| 120 |
| 10 |
| 20 |
2. It was agreed that the import of Indian cotton fabrics into Austria , destined to be processed and re-exported, will not be subject
to this Agreement. There will be no objection against the import of Indian cotton textiles for the purpose of further processing
within the frame work of the existing legal regulations, as long as this is compatible with other Austrian obligations,
Vienna, 31st October, 1963.
For the Indian Delegation
P. DAS GUPTA
For the Austrian Delegation :
1. Sewing machines of all types.
2. Sports goods of all types (made of wood or steel).
3. Handicrafts made of brass or copper.
| S.No || Tarriff No || Description |
| 1 |
| -- |
| Cotton fabrics (mill made) |
Cotton fabrics (handloom)
Silk handloom fabrics
Miscellaneous handmade silk and woollen textile articles, shawls, scarves, sarees and embroidered shoes.
Handmade woollen car-pets
Handmade Kashmir rugs (chain stiched)
Handicrafts such as ivory goods, filligree work, fancy
Sports goods including saddles and harness Jother than those made of steel or wood which are to be liberalised
1962 or those which are already
Toilet cases and travel bags made of leather
1. Jute yarn, jute bags and jute cloth
2. Leather Footwear