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PROCLAMATION 6577—JULY 2, 1993 107 STAT. 2689 right of either Party to apply its own unfair trade laws and regulations, including antidumping and countervailing duty laws and those laws applicable to trade in textiles and textile products. Article XI—Dispute Settlement 1. Nationals and companies of either Party shall be accorded national treatment with respect to access to all courts and administrative bodies in the territory of the other Party, as plaintiffs, defendants or otherwise. They shall not claim or enjoy immunity from suit or execution of judgment, proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, or other liability in the territory of the other Party with respect to commercial transactions; they also shall not claim or enjoy immimities from taxation with respect to commercial transactions, except as may be provided in other bilateral agreements. 2. The Parties encourage the adoption of arbitration for the settlement of disputes arising out of commercial transactions concluded between nationals or companies of the United States and nationals or companies of Romania. Such arbitration may be provided for by agreements in contracts between such nationals and companies, or in separate written agreements between them. 3. The parties may provide for arbitration under any internationaly recognized arbitration rules, such as the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce or the UNCITRAL Rules. If the parties elect the UNCITRAL Rules, the parties should designate an Appointing Authority under said rules in a country other than the United States or Romania. 4. Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, the parties should specify as the place of arbitration a country other than the United States or Romania that is a party to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, done at New York, 1958. 5. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to prevent, and the Parties shall not prohibit, the parties from agreeing upon any other form of arbitration or dispute settlement which suits their particular needs. 6. Each Party shall ensure that an effective means exists within its territory for the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Article XII—National Security 1. The provisions of this Agreement shall not limit the right of either Party to take any action for Sie protection of its seciu-ity interests. Article XIII—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.