Having regard to the Declaration of 9 April 1984 of the Ministerial Meeting of the European Community and its Member States and of the Member States of the European Free Trade Association held in Luxembourg, bearing in mind that the free movement of goods, of services, capital and people within the EEA will have a considerable impact on the cultural field, declare that they intend to strengthen and extend cooperation in the field of cultural affairs in order to better understand: to contribute to the peoples of a multicultural Europe and to protect and develop the national and regional heritage that enriches European culture through its diversity. where the authorised economic operator does not take the necessary measures during the period of suspension referred to in Article 7(5); PROTOCOL No 3 on the products referred to in Article 8(3)(b) of the Agreement The EFTA Court of Justice shall have jurisdiction for the application of this Agreement by virtue of a separate Agreement between the EFTA States, in particular: 1. The objective of this Agreement is to promote a continuous and balanced strengthening of trade and economic relations between the Parties under fair conditions of competition and to observe the same rules with regard the same which concerns the creation of a homogeneous European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as `the EEA`. If the Competent Supervisory Authority finds that certain agreements are strictly similar in nature and effects to the abovementioned agreements, taking into account in particular that this paragraph applies to distributors, it shall also approve them if they are satisfied that they meet the same requirements. The Contracting Parties declare that the application of the EEA competition rules in cases falling within the competence of the European Commission is based on existing Community competences, supplemented by the provisions of the Agreement. In cases falling within the competence of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the implementation of the EEA competition rules shall be based on the Agreement establishing that authority as well as on the provisions of the EEA Agreement. – the establishment of joint activities in certain areas, which may include the concertation or coordination of activities, the merger of existing activities and the establishment of ad hoc joint activities; ANXIOUS to promote the harmonious development of the European Economic Area and convinced of the need to contribute, through the application of this Agreement, to the reduction of regional economic and social disparities, the Community reserves the right to suspend the conclusion of the EEA Agreement until the EFTA States concerned have notified the Community of the ratification of the said bilateral agreements. . . .