4. Without exception in paragraph 2, each party treats the nationals, businesses and organizations of the other contracting party with respect to: Afghanistan has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: 1. Subject to the requirement that these measures not be applied in a manner that constitutes a means of arbitrary or unjustified discrimination between countries if the same conditions prevail, or if international trade is veiled, this agreement is not interpreted as prohibiting acceptance or implementation by a contracting party: since 1997, the EU`s political and economic relations with Russia have been based on a bilateral partnership and cooperation agreement (APC). The trade components of the agreement aim to promote trade and investment and to establish mutually beneficial economic relations between the EU and Russia. Since 2014, the illegal annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine have seriously undermined bilateral political dialogue. As a result, some of the political dialogues and cooperation mechanisms, including in the trade field, have been suspended. 3. Tourism promotion offices opened by both parties are operated on a non-commercial basis. Official tourism promotion organizations and their delegated staff are not permitted to carry out their business activities as representatives or contracting entities, not to enter into contractual agreements on behalf of commercial organizations or other commercial activities. These offices cannot sell services to the public or otherwise compete with travel agencies or tour operators in the host country. 3) the development of the provisions relating to market disruptions under Article XI of the agreement (market disruption) without prejudice to the right of a contracting party to apply one of its laws and regulations applicable to the trade in textiles and textile products. (3) Additional offices of the USSR`s trade representative in the United States in other U.S.
cities, as well as additional offices of the U.S. Bureau of Commerce in the USSR in other USSR cities may be set up at a later date between the governments of the two countries. The status and operating conditions of these offices are agreed on that date. 5. Efforts to exploit trade secrecy must not be hindered or hindered by excessive or discriminatory conditions or conditions that water down the value of trade secrecy. 2. The export of freely convertible currencies outside its territory, including deposits or instruments representative of these currencies, is not permitted by any contracting party with respect to the trade in the products and services of nationals, businesses and organisations of the other party. In 2008, the EU and Russia began negotiations for a new agreement to establish a comprehensive framework for bilateral trade and investment relations.