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PROCLAMATION 6445-JUNE 15, 1992 106 STAT. 5289 (c) actions by either Party which are required or permitted by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (the "GATT") (or by any joint action or decision of the Contracting Parties to the GATT) during such time as such Party is a Contracting Party to the GATT and special advantages accorded by virtue of the GATT; and (d) actions taken under Article XI (Market Disruption) of this Agreement. 5. The provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article shall not apply to Albanian exports of textiles and textile products. Article II—Market Access for Products and Services 1. Each Party shall administer all tariff and nontariff measures affecting trade in a manner which affords, with respect to both third country and domestic competitors, meaningful competitive opportunities for products and services of the other Party. 2. Accordingly, neither Party shall impose, directly or indirectly, on the products of the other Party imported into its territory, internal taxes or charges of any kind in excess of those applied, directly or indirectly, to like domestic products. 3. Each Party shall accord to products originating in the territory of the other Party treatment no less favorable than that accorded to like domestic products in respect of all laws, regulations and requirements af- fecting their internal sale, offering for sale, purchase, transportation, distribution, storage or use. 4. The charges and measurers described in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article should not be applied to imported or domestic products so as to afford protection to domestic production. 5. The Parties shall ensure that technical regulations and standards are not prepared, adopted or applied with a view to creating obstacles to international trade or to protect domestic production. Furthermore, each Party shall accord products imported from the territory of the other Party treatment no less favorable than that accorded to like domestic products and to like products originating in any third country in relation to such technical regulations or standards, including conformity testing and certification. 6. The Government of the Republic of Albania shall accede to the Convention Establishing the Customs Cooperation Council and the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, and shall take all necessary measures to implement entry into force of such Conventions with respect to the Republic of Albania. The United States of America shall endeavor to provide technical assistance, as appropriate, for the implementation of such measures. Article in—General Obligations With Respect to Trade 1. The Parties agree to maintain a satisfactory balance of market access opportunities, including through concessions in trade in products and