Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 3.djvu/761

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PROCLAMATION 6320—AUG. 2, 1991 105 STAT. 2645 4. Each Party shall accord products imported from the territory of the other Party treatment no less favorable than that accorded to like products originating in any third country in relation to technical regulations and standards, including conformity testing and certification. Furthermore, the Parties shall ensure that such technical regulations and standards are not prepared, adopted, or applied in a discriminatory manner, with a view to creating obstacles to bilateral trade, or to protect domestic production. Article III.—Expansion and Promotion of Trade 1. The Parties affirm their desire to expand trade in products and services consistent with the terms of this Agreement. They shall take appropriate measures to encourage and facilitate the exchange of goods and services and to secure favorable conditions for long-term development of trade relations between Soviet organizations and United States nationals and companies. 2. The Parties shall take appropriate measures to encourage the expansion of commercial contacts with a view to increasing trade. In this regard, the Soviet Party expects that, during the term of this Agreement, Soviet organizations shall increase their orders in the United States for products and services, while the United States Party anticipates that the effect of this Agreement shall be to encourage increased purchases by United States nationals and companies of products and services from the Soviet Union. Toward this end, the Parties shall publicize this Agreement and ensure that it is made available to all interested parties. 3. The Parties shall encourage interested nationals, companies and organizations of both countries to look for opportxmities to expand trade in machinery, equipment and technologies, including creation of favorable financial conditions to carry on trade in such products. 4. Each Party shall encourage and facilitate the holding of trade promotional events such as fairs, exhibitions, missions and seminars in its territory and in the territory of the other Party. Similarly, each Party shall encourage and facilitate the participation of its respective nationals, companies and organizations in such events. Subject to the laws in force within their respective territories, the Parties agree to allow the import and re-export on a duty free basis of all articles for use in such events, provided that such articles are not sold or otherwise transferred. Article IV.— Government Commercial Offices 1. Each Party shall allow government commercial offices to hire directly host country nationals and, subject to its laws and procedures on entry and residence of aliens, third country nationals. 2. Each Party shall ensure luihindered access of host country nationals to government commercial offices of the other Party.