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PROCLAMATION 6449~JUNE 22, 1992 106 STAT. 5337 Article XII—National Security 1. The provisions of this Agreement shall not limit the right of either Party to take any action for the protection of its security interests. Article Xm—Consultations 1. The Joint American-Romanian Economic Commission, established on December 5, 1973, shall periodically review the operation of this Agreement and make recommendations for achieving its objectives. The Commission shall operate pursuant to its existing Terms of Ref- erence and Rules of Procedure, as the same may be modified from time to time by the Parties. 2. At the request of either Party, the Parties agree to consult promptly through appropriate channels to discuss any matter concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement or other relevant aspects of relations between the Parties. Article XIV—Definitions 1. As used in this Agreement, the terms set forth below shall have the following meaning: (a) "company" means any kind of corporation, company, association, sole proprietorship, or other organization legally constituted under the laws and regulations of a Party or a political subdivision thereof, whether or not organized for pecuniary gain, and whether or not privately or government owned. (b) "commercial representation" means a representation of a company of a Party. (c) "national" means a natural person who is a national of a Party under the Party's applicable laws. Article XV—General Exceptions 1. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prohibit any action by either Party which is required or permitted by the GATT. 2. So long as the measure does not constitute either an arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination between countries where the same conditions prevail or a disguised restriction on international trade, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prohibit: (a) measures for the protection of intellectual property rights and for the prevention of deceptive practices, as set out in Article VIII and the side letters to this Agreement, provided that such measures shall be related to the extent of an injury suffered or to prevent such an injury's occurrence;