|Negotiations completed||final text initialled Nov. 22 2001; Commission proposed signature and conclusion to Council (SEC (2002) 412, 18 April 2002, on line in Council register of documents, doc. 8518/02, 2 May 2002)|
|Council||agreed to give mandate to Commission to negotiate with Hong Kong and Macao 'as soon as possible' after agreement on Regulation 539/2001, removing Hong Kong from the visa list (see JHA Council Conclusions, 30 Nov/1 Dec 2000); Agriculture/Fisheries Council 23 Sept. 2002 agreed Decision to sign treaty; treaty signed 27 Nov. 2002; decision to conclude treaty adopted as 'A' point, 17 Dec. 2003 Agriculture Council|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted in; Denmark has automatic opt-out|
|EP||Watson report on conclusion of treaty agreed in committee, 5 Nov. 2002 (A5-0381/2002); plenary vote in favour 19 Dec. 2002 (OJ 2004 C 31 E/252)|
|Entry into force||1 March 2004 (OJ 2004 L 64/38)|
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