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Contracting Parties  >   Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials > Germany 

AcceptanceAugust 9, 1957
Entry into forceNovember 9, 1957

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Declaration made upon acceptance:
"Until the expiration of the interim period as defined in article 3 of the Treaty between France and the Federal Republic of Germany of 27 October 1956 on the Settlement of the Saar Questions, the above-mentioned Agreement does not apply to the Saar Territory;
In accordance with the aims of the Agreement, as out lined in its preamble, the Federal Republic's interpretation of the provisions contained in article 1 of the Agreement is that the granting of customs exemption is intended to serve the promotion of a free exchange of ideas and knowledge between the States Parties; that, however, this provision does not aim at furthering the shifting of production to a foreign country if such shifts are made chiefly for commercial reasons."