- Except as otherwise provided in this Treaty, a Member State shall not maintain or introduce:
(a) the forms of assistance to export of goods to any other part of the Community which are described in Schedule V; or
(b) any other forms of assistance, the main purpose or effect of which is to frustrate the benefits expected from such removal or absence of duties and quantitative restrictions as is required by this Treaty.
- If the application of any type of assistance by a Member State, although not contrary to paragraph 1(b) of this Article, nevertheless frustrates the benefits expected from such removal or absence of duties and quantitative restrictions as is required by this Treaty, COTED may authorise any Member State to suspend, in relation to the Member State which is applying the assistance, the application of such obligations under this Treaty as the COTED considers appropriate.
- COTED may amend the provisions of Schedule V.