The additional amounts of the financial contribution for the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania amount to EUR 21,5 million for the Republic of Bulgaria and EUR 50,5 million for Romania between 1 January 2007 and 30 April 2009 inclusive; from the date of entry into force of the Agreement on the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania in the European Economic Area or of an Agreement, they shall be made available for the provisional application of the Agreement and shall be made available as a commitment in 2007 in a single instalment. However, where the competent customs authority selects, after a risk analysis, a consignment for further examination which is the subject of an entry or exit summary declaration or a customs declaration lodged by an authorised economic operator, it shall carry out the necessary checks as a matter of priority. At the request of the authorised economic operator and subject to the agreement with the customs authority concerned, such checks may be carried out at a place different from the place of the customs office concerned. Before concluding an agreement with a third country in the territory covered by this Chapter, the Parties shall consult each other in order to ensure compatibility with the provisions of this Chapter, in particular where this Agreement contains provisions derogating from the customs security measures referred to in this Chapter. Each Party shall ensure that agreements concluded with third countries do not create rights and obligations for another Party, unless decided by the EEA Joint Committee. Existing State aid rules must be respected. If, at the time of entry into force of the Agreement, the necessary adaptations to the legislation have not been made to the satisfaction of the Contracting Parties, all the points in dispute may be submitted to the EEA Joint Committee. In the absence of an agreement, the provisions of Article 114 of the Agreement shall apply mutatis mutandis. in such a dispute, the EEA Joint Committee has not reached agreement on a solution within six months of the opening of that procedure, or the Contracting Parties have not yet decided to request a decision from the Court of Justice of the European Communities, a Party may, in order to remedy any imbalances, apply mutual assistance agreements concluded between the EC Member States and the EFTA States as well as between the EFTA States and between the EFTA States.

The EFTA States have been or may be closed, supplemented and unshackled. Nor does it preclude more comprehensive assistance under such agreements. as regards the EFTA States by the EFTA Surveillance Authority, in accordance with the rules of an Agreement between the EFTA States establishing the EFTA Surveillance Authority responsible for the powers and tasks defined in Protocol 26. goods contained in a consignment the internal value of which does not exceed EUR 22, provided that the customs authorities, with the agreement of the economic operator, authorise a risk analysis to be carried out using the information contained in the system used by or provided by the economic operator; The conditions for such participation shall be the subject of an agreement between the Contracting Parties and the requesting State. . . .