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In addition to the obligations arising from other provisions of this agreement, each member assumes the obligations under this article. Notwithstanding the provisions of other articles of this agreement, a member who informed the Fund that he was considering the use of transitional provisions under this provision may maintain restrictions on payments and transfers of ongoing international transactions as of the date of entry into the agreement and adapt to changing circumstances. However, in their exchange rate policy, members are constantly attentive to the Fund`s objectives and, as soon as conditions permit, they take all possible steps to develop trade and financial agreements with other members facilitating international payments and promoting a stable exchange rate system. In particular, members remove the restrictions in this section as soon as they are satisfied that, in the absence of such restrictions, they will be able to pay their balance of payments in a manner that does not place undue pressure on their access to the Fund`s general resources. 2. If the commitment that remains at the Fund`s expense after the imposition under Article XXIV, Section 2, Point b), and no agreement is reached within six months of the closing date, the terminating member commits to it within three years of the end or within the longer period set by the Fund. The terminating participant fulfils this obligation, for example: (a) by paying a currency freely usable to the Fund, or b) by obtaining special drawing rights in accordance with Article XXIV, Section 6, of the General Resource Account, or in agreement with a participant designated by the Fund or another holder, and by compensating for these special drawing rights. 4. If a member has not reached an agreement with the Fund within the three-month period covered in paragraph 3 above, the Fund uses the currencies of other members assigned to that member in accordance with paragraph 2 (d) to repay the member`s currency which is allocated to other members. Any currency awarded to a member who has not reached an agreement is used, as far as possible, to exchange currency allocated to members who have entered into agreements with the Fund under 3. In addition to commitments made with respect to special drawing rights arising from other articles of this agreement, each participant undertakes to cooperate with the Fund and other participants to ensure the proper functioning of the Underwriting Rights Department and the correct use of special drawing rights in accordance with this agreement and to make the Special Drawing Right the main reserve asset of the international monetary system.

4. Where the Fund`s holdings in the currency of an outgoing member are greater than the amount owed to it and no agreement is reached on the accounting method within six months of the date of withdrawal, the former member is required to repay the excess currency in a freely usable currency. The repayment is made at the rates at which the Fund would sell these currencies at the time of the Fund`s exit. The outgoing member is required to complete the withdrawal within five years of the date of revocation or a longer period set by the Fund, but is not required to repay more than one-tenth of the Fund`s excess assets on its currency at the time of exit, plus other purchases of the currency during that semester , over a period of one semester.

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