FICT General Assembly of May 7, 2016

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The seventh General Assembly of the Forum for International Cooperation and Trade (FICT) is the forthcoming meeting of that body, due to be held on 7 May, 2016. The meeting will take place in Bizet, capital of the Republic of Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran.

Agenda

(To be confirmed)

  1. Opening and welcome
  2. Approval of the agenda
  3. Changes in the FICT Free Trade Agreement (FFTA)
  4. Review of the FICT Short Term Visa Agreement (FSTVA)
  5. Renaming of FESD
  6. Establishment of the FICT Secretariat for Scientific Cooperation (FSSC)
  7. Any other business.
  8. Scheduling of the next General Assembly
  9. Closing of the meeting

3: Changes in the FFTA

Referencearrow.png Main Article: FICT Free Trade Agreement (FFTA)
  • 3A: The elimination of the (now) mandatory participation of member states in the FFTA.
  • 3B: The elimination of item 3 of FFTA, the exclusion of unprocessed agricultural and unprocessed fishery products from the agreement.
  • 3C: Abolishing of the present FFTA and immediate foundation of a new Free Trade Agreement (Free Trade Agreement of Bizet), based on the old agreement but without exceptions. All member states of FICT that want to join this new agreement can apply for it.

(3A and B were rejected, but 3C has been accepted) See; Free Trade Agreement of Bizet

4: Review of the FICT Short Term Visa Agreement (FSTVA)

FICT_Short_Term_Visa_Agreement_(FSTVA)

The current agreement states that participating states shall not require short term (3 months) visas for visiting citizens of other participating states. This is proposed to be altered into; The agreement states that participating states shall not require any visa or permission to stay for citizens of other participating states. To this the Maysorian government would like to add; nor a work permit.

(The proposal was rejected)

5: Renaming of FESD

Referencearrow.png Main Article: Fund for Economic and Social Development (FESD)

Guelphia proposes that the Fund for Economic and Social Development (FESD) be renamed the FICT Secretariat for Economic and Social Development (FESD), in order to standardise the name of the institutes and funds to use the same nomenclature.

(A counterproposal from Adzhatia was accepted; the new name will be FICT Social Investment Bank (FSIB))

6: Proposal for the establishment (and seat) of the FICT Secretariat for Scientific Cooperation (FSSC)

Referencearrow.png Main Article: FICT Secretariat for Scientific Cooperation (FSSC)

Guelphia proposes the establishment of the Establishment of the FICT Secretariat for Scientific Cooperation (FSSC). This organ was originally proposed as the FICT Fund for Scientific Cooperation (FFSC) at the FICT Council Meeting of April 4, 2012, but was not established.

(The proposal is accepted and the FSSC will be located in Guelphia)

7: Any other business

Amargo and Pannonia are accepted as new member states of FICT after voting (although some member states voted against Amargo).

8: Scheduling of the next General Assembly

The next meeting of the GA is held on November 5, 2016 in Divis, Voskia, according to: Forum_for_International_Cooperation_and_Trade_(FICT)#List_of_Meetings_of_the_General_Assembly

Participants

Full members

Guests

  • Amargo: prime minister Isabel Jameson and foreign minister Richard van Eyk
  • Pannonia: prime minister Roman Tannenbaum and foreign minister Beate Freud
Council Meetings and General Assemblies of FICT
1. Council Meeting of April 4, 2012 (Dhram Ɖú) · 2. Council Meeting of June 26-28, 2012 (Ísðor) · Special General Assembly of January 19, 2013 (Purikali) · 3. General Assembly of May 4, 2013 (Ashtinok) · 4. General Assembly of May 3, 2014 (Port de Boiguehenneuc) · 5. General Assembly of May 2, 2015 (Kingsbury) · 6. General Assembly of November 7, 2015 (Porto da Mata) · 7. General Assembly of May 7, 2016 (Bizet) · 8. General Assembly of November 5, 2016 (Divis) · 9. General Assembly of May 6, 2017 (Vítgarð) · 10. General Assembly of November 19, 2017 (Amargo) · 11. General Assembly of May 12, 2018 (Louise Charlotte) · 12. General Assembly of November 11, 2018 (Oryaa) · 13. General Assembly of May 11, 2019 (Purikali) · 14. General Assembly of November 10, 2019 (Kercei) · 15. General Assembly of May 3, 2020 (virtual meeting) · 16. General Assembly of November 8, 2020 (Port de Boiguehenneuc).