Technical background material relevant to the performance of the contract, and feasibility and technical evaluation reports, project task and planning documents, as well as drawings, tables, data and photographs may, as agreed between the parties, form an integral part of the contract.
Article 16. A technology contract formed in accordance with the law shall immediately become legally binding. The parties shall perform their duties fully as stipulated in the contract. One party may not, of its own accord, modify or terminate the contract.
Article 17. If one party fails to execute a technology contract or if their performance of their contractual obligations does not conform to the stipulated conditions, thereby rendering them in breach of contract, the other party shall have the right to demand performance or to adopt remedial measures, as well as have the right to demand damages.
The liability for compensation by the party in breach of contract shall be equivalent to the loss suffered by the other party as a result of the breach, but shall not exceed the amount which should have been foreseen by the party in breach at the time of forming the contract.
The parties may agree in the contract that if one party is in breach of contract it shall pay a stipulated monetary penalty to the other party. They may, alternatively, stipulate a method for the calculation of damages.
A party which suffers a loss as a result of breach of contract by the other party shall promptly take appropriate steps to prevent the loss form increasing. Should it fail to promptly take appropriate action, thereby causing an increase in the loss, it shall not have the right to demand compensation for the additional loss.
Article 18. If all parties are in breach of contract, they shall all bear equivalent liability.
Article 19. If one party is unable to fulfil its contractual obligations as a result of the actions of a higher authority it shall, as stipulated by the contract, compensate the other party for damages or adopt other remedial measures, after which higher authority shall be responsible for dealing with the loss incurred in doing so.
Article 20. If a party is unable to perform a technology contract for reasons of force majeure, it shall be relieved form its liability for non-performance.