Chapter 20: Final provisions

Article 20.1: Annexes, Appendices and Footnotes

The Annexes, Appendices and footnotes to this Agreement shall constitute an integral part of this Agreement.

Article 20.2: Amendments

  1. The Parties may agree, in writing, to amend this Agreement. Such amendments shall enter into force in accordance with the procedures required for the entry into force of this Agreement or as otherwise agreed by the Parties.
  2. If the WTO Agreement or any other international agreement, or a provision therein, that has been referred to in this Agreement or incorporated into this Agreement is amended, the Parties shall consult each other on whether to amend this Agreement, unless this Agreement otherwise provides.

Article 20.3: Entry into Force

This Agreement shall enter into force 30 days after the date on which the Parties exchange written notifications that they have completed their respective necessary internal procedures for the entry into force of this Agreement, or on such other date as the Parties may agree.

Article 20.4: Termination

  1. This Agreement shall remain in force unless either Party notifies the other Party in writing to terminate this Agreement. Such termination shall take effect 180 days after the date of receipt of the notification, or on such other date as the Parties may agree.
  2. Within 30 days of the date of a notification issued under paragraph 1, either Party may request consultations regarding whether the termination of any provision of this Agreement should take effect on a date later than the date of termination as determined in accordance with paragraph 1. Such consultations shall commence within 30 days of the date of delivery of such request to the other Party and shall be completed before the date of termination as determined in accordance with paragraph 1.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorised by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.

Done at Sydney, Australia, on March 26, 2019, in duplicate, in the English language.

 

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

Last Updated: 16 April 2019