All agreements or decisions prohibited under this section are automatically rescinded. With regard to EFTA States, the procedures are defined in the agreement on a standing committee of EFTA states and cover the following: However, the competent Authority, in accordance with Article 56 of the agreement, authorizes specialisation agreements or agreements for the joint purchase or sale of products covered by paragraph 1 when it finds that: Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous paragraph , a party may refuse to disembark fish from a stock of fish of common interest whose management is the subject of serious differences of opinion. If, despite the application of the previous paragraph, it is not possible to reach agreement on an amendment to an annex to this agreement, the EEA Joint Committee examines any other possibility of maintaining the proper functioning of this agreement and takes all necessary decisions to that effect, including the possibility of taking note of the equivalence of the legislation. This decision is taken no later than six months from the date of referral to the EEA Joint Committee or, if that date is later, the date of the relevant EU legislation. PROTOCOL 2 on products excluded from the scope of the agreement under Article 8, paragraph 3, point a), without prejudice to the specific provisions in force under agreements between the European Economic Community and efTA States, this protocol applies to inspections and formalities relating to the transport of goods that must cross a border between an EFTA State and the Community. , as well as between THE EFTA states. The agreement in question is essential to these results and is no more restrictive than this one; and the decisions of the EEA Council are taken by mutual agreement between the Community, on the one hand, and the EFTA States on the other. , as well as the operation of bilateral or multilateral agreements in this area.