HAVING REGARD to Article 5(b) of the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of 14th December 1960;
HAVING REGARD to the Recommendation of the Council of 27th July 1965 on the Liberalisation of Long-Term Power Exchange between O.E.C.D. European Member Countries [Doc. No. C(65)88];
HAVING REGARD to the Report by the Energy Committee of 4th September 1967 on Mutual Assistance Contracts concerning Large Thermal Generating Units in O.E.C.D. European Member Countries [Doc. No. EN(67)6];
CONSIDERING that mutual assistance contracts are likely to encourage the construction of large thermal units which permit lower electricity production costs;
On the proposal of the Energy Committee;
RECOMMENDS the Governments of European Member countries:
(a) to encourage the conclusion of mutual assistance contracts for large thermal generating units in different countries;
(b) to undertake not to make any restrictions, except in case of an exceptional emergency, on the provision of supply under such contracts;
(c) to undertake not to levy any tax on imports or exports that might be prejudicial to the exchange of electricity under these contracts.
In adopting this Recommendation, the Council:
1. AGREED to the derestriction of the Report by the Energy Committee of 4th September 1967, referred to above;
2. AGREED that sub-paragraph (c) of the Recommendation would not preclude countries from making adjustments in connection with Added Value Taxes;
3. NOTED the statement by the Delegate for Denmark.