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Free Trade Agreement Between the EFTA States and the Central American States
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Index
     
Preamble    
Chapter I

General Provisions

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Article 1.1

Establishment of a Free Trade Area

 
Article 1.2

Objectives

 
Article 1.3

Geographical Scope

 
Article 1.4

Trade and Economic Relations Governed by this Agreement

 
Article 1.5

Relationship to Other International Agreements

 
Article 1.6

Taxation

 
Article 1.7

Transparency

 
Article 1.8

Electronic Commerce

 
Article 1.9

Definitions of General Application

 
Chapter II

Trade In Non-Agricultural Products

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Article 2.1

Scope

 
Article 2.2

Rules of Origin and Methods of Administrative Cooperation

 
Article 2.3

Import Duties

 
Article 2.4

Export Duties

 
Article 2.5

Customs Valuation

 
Article 2.6

Quantitative Restrictions

 
Article 2.7

Fees and Formalities

 
Article 2.8

Internal Taxation and Regulations

 
Article 2.9

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

 
Article 2.10

Technical Regulations

 
Article 2.11

Trade Facilitation

 
Article 2.12

Sub-Committee on Trade in Goods

 
Article 2.13

State Trading Enterprises

 
Article 2.14

Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

 
Article 2.15

Anti-dumping

 
Article 2.16

Global Safeguard Measures

 
Article 2.17

Bilateral Safeguard Measures

 
Article 2.18

General Exceptions

 
Article 2.19

Security Exceptions

 
Article 2.20

Balance-of-Payments

 
Chapter III

Trade In Agricultural Products

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Article 3.1

Scope

 
Article 3.2

Tariff Concessions

 
Article 3.3

Agricultural Export Subsidies

 
Article 3.4

Minimum Export Price

 
Article 3.5

Other Provisions

 
Article 3.6

Dialogue

 
Article 3.7

Further liberalisation

 
Chapter IV

Trade In Services

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Article 4.1

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 4.2

Incorporation of Provisions from the GATS

 
Article 4.3

Definitions

 
Article 4.4

Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment

 
Article 4.5

Market Access

 
Article 4.6

National Treatment

 
Article 4.7

Additional Commitments

 
Article 4.8

Domestic Regulation

 
Article 4.9

Recognition

 
Article 4.10

Movement of Natural Persons  Supplying Services

 
Article 4.11

Transparency

 
Article 4.12

Monopolies and Exclusive Service Suppliers

 
Article 4.13

Business Practices

 
Article 4.14

Payments and Transfers

 
Article 4.15

Restrictions to Safeguard the Balance of Payments

 
Article 4.16

General Exceptions

 
Article 4.17

Security Exceptions

 
Article 4.18

Schedules of Specific Commitments

 
Article 4.19

Modification of Schedules

 
Article 4.20

Review

 
Article 4.21

Annexes

 
Chapter V

Investment

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Article 5.1

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 5.2

Definitions

 
Article 5.3

National Treatment

 
Article 5.4

Reservations

 
Article 5.5

Key Personnel

 
Article 5.6

Right to Regulate

 
Article 5.7

Payments and Transfers

 
Article 5.8

Restrictions to Safeguard the Balance-of-Payments

 
Article 5.9

General Exceptions

 
Article 5.10

Security Exceptions

 
Article 5.11

Review

 
Chapter VI Protection of Intellectual Property to the top!
Article 6.1

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

 
Chapter VII

Government Procurement

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Article 7.1

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 7.2

Definitions

 
Article 7.3

General Exceptions

 
Article 7.4

National Treatment and Non-Discrimination

 
Article 7.5

Use of Electronic Means

 
Article 7.6

Conduct of Procurement

 
Article 7.7

Rules of Origin

 
Article 7.8

Offsets

 
Article 7.9

Information on the Procurement System

 
Article 7.10

Notices

 
Article 7.11

Conditions for Participation

 
Article 7.12

Registration Systems and Qualification Procedures

Article 7.13

List of Suppliers

 
Article 7.14

Tender Documentation

 
Article 7.15

Technical Specifications

 
Article 7.16

Modifications of the Tender Documentation and Technical Specifications

 
Article 7.17

Time-Periods

 
Article 7.18

Limited Tendering

 
Article 7.19

Electronic Auctions

 
Article 7.20

Negotiations

 
Article 7.21

Treatment of Tenders

 
Article 7.22

Awarding of Contracts

 
Article 7.23

Transparency of Procurement Information

 
Article 7.24

Disclosure of Information

 
Article 7.25

Domestic Review Procedures for Supplier Challenges

 
Article 7.26

Modifications and Rectifications to Coverage

 
Article 7.27

Cooperation

 
Article 7.28

Further Negotiations

 
Chapter VIII

Competition

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Article 8.1

Anti-competitive Practices

 
Article 8.2

Cooperation

 
Article 8.3

Consultations

 
Article 8.4

Dispute Settlement

 
Chapter IX

Trade and Sustainable Development

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Article 9.1

Context and Objectives

 
Article 9.2

Scope

 
Article 9.3

Right to Regulate and Levels of Protection

 
Article 9.4

Upholding Levels of Protection

 
Article 9.5

International Labour Standards and Agreements

 
Article 9.6

Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Environmental Principles

 
Article 9.7

Promotion of Trade and Investment Favouring Sustainable Development

 
Article 9.8

Trade in Forest-Based Products

 
Article 9.9

Cooperation in International Fora

 
Article 9.10

Implementation and Consultations

 
Article 9.11

Review

 
Chapter X

Cooperation

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Article 10.1

Objectives and Scope

 
Article 10.2

Methods and Means

 
Article 10.3

Fields of Cooperation

 
Article 10.4

Contact Points

 
Chapter XI

Institutional Provisions

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Article 11.1

Joint Committee

 
Article 11.2

Contact Points

 
Chapter XII

Dispute Settlement

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Article 12.1

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 12.2

Good Offices, Conciliation or Mediation

 
Article 12.3

Consultations

 
Article 12.4

Establishment of an Arbitration Panel

 
Article 12.5

Procedures of the Arbitration Panel

 
Article 12.6

Panel Reports

 
Article 12.7

Suspension or Termination of Arbitration Panel Proceedings

 
Article 12.8

Implementation of the Final Report

 
Article 12.9

Compensation and Suspension of Benefits

 
Article 12.10

Other Provisions

 
Chapter XIII

Final Provisions

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Article 13.1

Fulfilment of Obligations

 
Article 13.2

Annexes and Appendices

 
Article 13.3

Amendments

 
Article 13.4

Accession

 
Article 13.5

Withdrawal and Expiration

 
Article 13.6

Entry into Force

 
Article 13.7

Unilateral Reservations

 
Article 13.8

Depositary

 
     
Annexes    
  Trade in Goods  
  Annex I: Rules of Origin and Methods of Administrative Cooperation PDF to the top!
  Appendix 1: Product Specific Rules PDF  
  Appendix 2: Origin Declaration PDF  
  Appendix 3: Specimens of Movement Certificate EUR.1 and Applications for a Movement Certificate EUR.1 PDF  
  Appendix 4: Amounts Referred to in Paragraph 1(B) of Article 19 and Paragraph 3 of Article 22 of Annex I PDF  
  Appendix 5: Period of Time and Procedure for the Presentation of a Proof of Origin or Reimbursement of Tariffs in Accordance with Paragraph 3 of Article 21 of Annex I PDF  
  Annex II: Electronic Commerce PDF  
  Annex III: Product Coverage of Non-Agricultural Products PDF  
  Annex IV: Tariff Dismantling Costa Rica for Non-Agricultural Products PDF  
  Annex V: Tariff Dismantling Panama for Non-Agricultural Products PDF  
  Annex VI: Export Duties PDF  
  Annex VII: Trade Facilitation PDF  
  Annex VIII: Mandate Sub-Committee on Trade in Goods PDF  
  Annex IX: Tariff Concessions on Agricultural Products Costa Rica-Iceland PDF  
  Annex X: Tariff Concessions on Agricultural Products Costa Rica-Norway PDF  
  Annex XI: Tariff Concessions on Agricultural Products Costa Rica-Liechtenstein- Switzerland PDF  
  Annex XII: Tariff Concessions on Agricultural Products Panama-Iceland PDF  
  Annex XIII: Tariff Concessions on Agricultural Products Panama-Norway PDF
  Annex XIV: Tariff Concessions Agriculture Panama-Liechtenstein-Switzerland PDF  
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  Annex XV: Schedules of Specific Commitments PDF
  Appendix 1: Schedule of Costa Rica PDF  
  Appendix 2: Schedule of Panama PDF  
  Appendix 3: Schedule of Iceland PDF  
  Appendix 4: Schedule of Liechtenstein PDF  
  Appendix 5: Schedule of Norway PDF  
  Appendix 6: Schedule of Switzerland PDF  
  Annex XVI: List of MFN Exemptions PDF  
  Appendix 1: List of Costa Rica PDF  
  Appendix 2: List of Panama PDF  
  Appendix 3: List of Iceland PDF  
  Appendix 4: List of Liechtenstein PDF  
  Appendix 5: List of NorwayPDF  
  Appendix 6: List of Switzerland PDF  
  Annex XVII: Financial ServicesPDF  
  Annex XVIII: Reservations PDF  
  Appendix 1: List of Reservations of Costa Rica PDF  
  Appendix 2: List of Reservations of Panama PDF  
  Appendix 3: List of Reservations of Iceland PDF  
  Appendix 4: List of Reservations of LiechtensteinPDF  
  Appendix 5: List of Reservations of NorwayPDF  
  Appendix 6: List of Reservations of SwitzerlandPDF  
  Intellectual Property Rights  
  Annex XIX: Intellectual Property Rights PDF  
  Government Procurement  
  Annex XX : Covered Entities PDF  
  Horizontal Issues  
  Annex XXI: Implementation of Modifications Approved by the Joint CommitteePDF  
   
Text of the Agreement PDF to the top!
Source: European Free Trade Association - EFTA Offsite link!  
 

 

 

  Spanish version
About the Agreement
  Signature
  Costa Rica and Panama:
  24 June 2013
  Entry into Force
  Costa Rica, Panama and Norway
19 August 2014
Liechtenstein and Switzerland
29 August 2014
Iceland
05 September 2014
Trade Policy Developments
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