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Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
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Index  
 

Preamble

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Chapter One

Objectives and Initial Provisions

 
Article 1.1

Establishment of the Free Trade Area

 
Article 1.2

Objectives

 
Article 1.3

Relation to Other Agreements

 
Article 1.4

Relation to Multilateral Environmental Agreements

 
Article 1.5

Extent of Obligations

 
Article 1.6

Reference to Other Agreements

 
Chapter Two

General Definitions

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Article 2.1

Definitions of General Application

 
Article 2.2

Country Specific Definitions

 
Chapter Three

National Treatment and Market Access For Goods

 
Article 3.1

Scope of Coverage

 
Section A

Definitions

 
Article 3.2

Definitions

 
Section B

National Treatment

 
Article 3.3

National Treatment

 
Section C

Tariffs

 
Article 3.4

Tariff Elimination

 
Article 3.5

Export Contingent Programs

 
Article 3.6

Temporary Admission of Goods

 
Article 3.7

Duty Free Entry of Certain Commercial Samples of Negligible Value and Printed Advertising Materials

 
Article 3.8

Goods Re-Entered after Repair or Alteration

 
Section D

Non-Tariff Measures

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Article 3.9

Import and Export Restrictions

 
Article 3.10

Distilled Spirits

 
Article 3.11

Export Taxes

 
Article 3.12

Customs Fees and Similar Charges

 
Article 3.13

Export Subsidies for Agricultural Goods

 
Article 3.14

Domestic Support for Agricultural Goods

 
Article 3.15

Agricultural Safeguard Measures

 
Article 3.16

Administration and Implementation of Tariff Rate Quotas

 
Article 3.17

Country of Origin Marking

 
Article 3.18

Customs Valuation

 
Section E

Institutional Provisions

 
Article 3.19

Committee on Trade in Goods and Rules of Origin

 
 

Annex 3.1: Textile and Apparel Goods

 
 

Annex 3.3: Exceptions to Articles 3.3 and 3.9

 
 

Annex 3.4.1: Tariff Elimination

 
  Schedule of Canada  
  Schedule of Honduras  
 

Annex 3.4.2: Tariff Rate Quotas

 
 

Annex 3.15: Agricultural Safeguard Measures

 
Chapter Four

Rules of Origin

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Article 4.1

Definitions

 
Article 4.2

Originating Goods

 
Article 4.3

Regional Value Content

 
Article 4.4

Accumulation

 
Article 4.5

De Minimis

 
Article 4.6

Fungible Goods and Materials

 
Article 4.7

Sets or Assortments of Goods

 
Article 4.8

Accessories, Spare Parts and Tools

 
Article 4.9

Indirect Materials

 
Article 4.10

Packaging Materials and Containers for Retail Sale

 
Article 4.11

Packing Materials and Containers for Shipment

 
Article 4.12

Transshipment

 
Article 4.13

Interpretation and Application

 
Article 4.14

Discussions and Modifications

 
 

Annex 4.1: Specific Rules of Origin PDF

 
 

Annex 4.5: Inventory Management Methods PDF

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Chapter Five

Customs Procedures

 
Section A

Definitions

 
Article 5.1

Definitions

 
Section B

Certification of Origin

 
Article 5.2

Certificate of Origin

 
Article 5.3

Obligations regarding Importations

 
Article 5.4

Exceptions

 
Article 5.5

Obligations regarding Exportations

 
Section C

Administration and Enforcement

 
Article 5.6

Records

 
Article 5.7

Origin Verifications

 
Article 5.8

Confidentiality

 
Article 5.9

Penalties

 
Section D

Advance Rulings

 
Article 5.10

Advance Rulings

 
Section E

Review and Appeal of Advance Rulings and Origin Determinations

 
Article 5.11

Review and Appeal

 
Section F  

Uniform Regulations

 
Article 5.12

Uniform Regulations

 
Section G

Cooperation

 
Article 5.13

Cooperation

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Article 5.14

The Customs Procedures Sub  Committee

 
Chapter Six

Trade Facilitation

 
Article 6.1

Objectives and Principles

 
Article 6.2

Specific Obligations

 
Article 6.3

Cooperation

 
Article 6.4

Future Work Program

 
Chapter Seven

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

 
Article 7.1

Objectives

 
Article 7.2

Scope

 
Article 7.3

Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

 
Chapter Eight

Technical Barriers To Trade

 
Article 8.1

Objectives

 
Article 8.2

Affirmation of the TBT Agreement

 
Article 8.3

Scope

 
Article 8.4

Cooperation

 
Chapter Nine

Emergency Action

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Article 9.1

Definitions

 
Article 9.2

Global Safeguard Measures

 
Article 9.3

Bilateral Emergency Actions

 
Article 9.4

Administration of Emergency Action Proceedings

 
Article 9.5

Relation to Textile and Apparel Annex

 
 

Annex 9.4: Administration of Emergency Action Proceedings

 
Chapter Ten

Investment

 
Section A  

Definitions

 
Article 10.1

Definitions

 
Section B  

Investment

 
Article 10.2

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 10.3

Relation to Other Chapters

 
Article 10.4

National Treatment

 
Article 10.5

Most  Favoured  Nation Treatment

 
Article 10.6

Minimum Standard of Treatment

 
Article 10.7

Performance Requirements

 
Article 10.8

Senior Management and Boards of Directors

 
Article 10.9

Reservations and Exceptions

 
Article 10.10

Transfers

 
Article 10.11

Expropriation

 
Article 10.12

Compensation for Losses

 
Article 10.13

Special Formalities and Information Requirements

 
Article 10.14

Denial of Benefits

 
Article 10.15

Health, Safety and Environmental Measures

 
Article 10.16

Corporate Social Responsibility

 
Article 10.17

Subrogation

 
Article 10.18

Purpose

 
Article 10.19

Claim by an Investor of a Party on Its Own Behalf

 
Article 10.20

Claim by an Investor of a Party on Behalf of an Enterprise

 
Article 10.21

Notice of Intent to Submit a Claim to Arbitration

 
Article 10.22

Settlement of a Claim through Consultation

 
Article 10.23

Submission of a Claim to Arbitration

 
Article 10.24

Conditions Precedent to Submission of a Claim to Arbitration

 
Article 10.25

Consent to Arbitration

 
Article 10.26

Arbitrators

 
Article 10.27

Constitution of a Tribunal When a Party Fails to Appoint an Arbitrator or the Disputing Parties Are Unable to Agree on a Presiding Arbitrator

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Article 10.28

Decision to Appoint Arbitrators

 
Article 10.29

Consolidation

 
Article 10.30

Notice to the Non-Disputing Party

 
Article 10.31

Participation of the Non  Disputing Party

 
Article 10.32

Documents

 
Article 10.33

Place of Arbitration

 
Article 10.34

Preliminary Objections to Jurisdiction or Admissibility

 
Article 10.35

Public Access to Hearings and Documents

 
Article 10.36

Submission by a Non-Disputing Party

 
Article 10.37

Governing Law

 
Article 10.38

Interpretation of Annexes

 
Article 10.39

Expert Reports

 
Article 10.40

Interim Measures of Protection

 
Article 10.41

Final Award

 
Article 10.42

Finality and Enforcement of an Award

 
Article 10.43

General

 
Article 10.44

Exclusions

 
 

Annex 10.11: Indirect Expropriation

 
 

Annex 10.23: Submission of a Claim to Arbitration

 
 

Annex 10.24: Standard Waiver and Consent in Accordance with Article 10.24

 
 

Annex 10.29: Consolidation

 
 

Annex 10.36: Submission by a Non-Disputing Party

 
 

Annex 10.44: Exclusions from Dispute Settlement

 
Chapter Eleven

Cross Border Trade In Services

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Article 11.1

Definitions

 
Article 11.2

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 11.3

National Treatment

 
Article 11.4

Most  Favoured  Nation Treatment

 
Article 11.5

Local Presence

 
Article 11.6

Market Access

 
Article 11.7

Reservations

 
Article 11.8

Domestic Regulation

 
Article 11.9

Recognition

 
Article 11.10

Denial of Benefits

 
Article 11.11

Temporary Licensing

 
Chapter Twelve

Telecommunications

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Article 12.1

Definitions

 
Article 12.2

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 12.3

Access to and Use of a Public Telecommunications Network or Service

 
Article 12.4

Obligations relating to Major Providers of Public Telecommunications Services

 
Article 12.5

Independent Regulatory Bodies

 
Article 12.6

Universal Service

 
Article 12.7

Licenses and Other Authorizations

 
Article 12.8

Allocation and Use of Scarce Resources

 
Article 12.9

Enforcement

 
Article 12.10

Resolution of Domestic Telecommunications Disputes

 
Article 12.11

Transparency

 
Article 12.12

Forbearance

 
Article 12.13

Relationship to Other Chapters

 
Article 12.14

International Standards and Organizations

 
 

Annex 12.4: Rural Telephone Suppliers

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Chapter Thirteen

Financial Services

 
Article 13.1

Definitions

 
Article 13.2

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 13.3

National Treatment

 
Article 13.4

Most  Favoured  Nation Treatment

 
Article 13.5

Right of Establishment

 
Article 13.6

Cross  Border Trade

 
Article 13.7

New Financial Services

 
Article 13.8

Senior Management and Boards of Directors

 
Article 13.9

Non  Conforming Measures

 
Article 13.10

Exceptions

 
Article 13.11

Transparency

 
Article 13.12

Treatment of Certain Information

 
Article 13.13

Self  Regulatory Organizations

 
Article 13.14

Payment and Clearing Systems

 
Article 13.15

Financial Services Committee

 
Article 13.16

Consultations

 
Article 13.17

Dispute Settlement

 
Article 13.18

Investment Disputes in Financial Services

 
 

Annex 13.6: Cross  Border Trade

 
 

Annex 13.15: Authorities Responsible for Financial Services

 
Chapter Fourteen

Temporary Entry for Business Persons

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Article 14.1

Definitions

 
Article 14.2

Obligations

 
Chapter Fifteen

Competition Policy, Monopolies and State Enterprises

 
Article 15.1 Definitions  
Article 15.2

Competition Policy

 
Article 15.3

Monopolies

 
Article 15.4

State Enterprises

 
Article 15.5

Interpretation and Application

 
Article 15.6

Dispute Settlement

 
Chapter Sixteen

Electronic Commerce

 
Article 16.1

Definitions

 
Article 16.2

General Provisions

 
Article 16.3

Customs Duties on Digital Products Transmitted Electronically

 
Article 16.4

Consumer Protection

 
Article 16.5

Cooperation

 
Article 16.6

Transparency

 
Article 16.7

Relation to Other Chapters

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Chapter Seventeen

Government Procurement

 
Article 17.1

Definitions

 
Article 17.2

Scope and Coverage

 
Article 17.3

Security and General Exceptions

 
Article 17.4

General Principles

 
Article 17.5

Information on the Procurement Process

 
Article 17.6

Publication of Notices

 
Article 17.7

Conditions for Participation

 
Article 17.8

Technical Specifications

 
Article 17.9

Tender Documentation

 
Article 17.10

Time Limits for the Submission of Tenders

 
Article 17.11

Limited Tendering

 
Article 17.12

Awarding of Contracts

 
Article 17.13

Information on Awarded Contracts

 
Article 17.14

Non  Disclosure of Information

 
Article 17.15

Domestic Review Procedures

 
Article 17.16

Modifications and Rectifications to Coverage

 
Article 17.17

Updating Provision

 
 

Annex 17.1: Central Level EntitiesPDF

 
Chapter Eighteen

Environment

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Article 18.1

Affirmations

 
Article 18.2

Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

 
Article 18.3

Relationship between this Agreement and the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

 
Chapter Nineteen

Labour

 
Article 19.1

Affirmations

 
Article19.2

Objectives

 
Article19.3

Obligations

 
Article 19.4

Cooperative Activities

 
Chapter Twenty

Transparency

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Section A

Publication, Notification and Administration of Domestic Law

 
Article 20.1

Definitions

 
Article 20.2

Contact Points

 
Article 20.3

Publication

 
Article 20.4

Notification and Provision of Information

 
Article 20.5

Administrative Proceedings

 
Article 20.6

Review and Appeal

 
Section B

Anti-Corruption

 
Article 20.7

Definitions

 
Article 20.8

Statement of Principles

 
Article 20.9

Anti-Corruption Measures

 
Article 20.10

Cooperation in International Fora

 
Chapter Twenty-One

Institutional Arrangements and Dispute Settlement Procedures

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Section A

Institutions

 
Article 21.1

Free Trade Commission

 
Article 21.2

Free Trade Coordinators

 
Article 21.3

Secretariat

 
Section B  

Dispute Settlement

 
Article 21.4

Definitions

 
Article 21.5

Cooperation

 
Article 21.6

Sphere of Application

 
Article 21.7

Choice of Forum

 
Article 21.8

Consultations

 
Article 21.9

Good Offices, Conciliation and Mediation

 
Article 21.10

Establishment of a Panel

 
Article 21.11

Panel Composition

 
Article 21.12

Qualifications of Panel Members

 
Article 21.13

Rules of Procedure

 
Article 21.14

Terms of Reference of the Panel

 
Article 21.15

Function of Experts

 
Article 21.16

Panel Reports

 
Article 21.17

Implementation of the Final Report

 
Article 21.18

Compensation and Suspension of Benefits

 
Article 21.19

Modification of Time Periods

 
Section C  

Domestic Proceedings and Private Commercial

 
Article 21.20

Referral of a Matter from a Judicial or Administrative Proceeding

 
Article 21.21

Private Rights

 
Article 21.22

Alternative Dispute Resolution

 
 

Annex 21.1: Implementation of Revisions or Modifications Approved by the Commission

 
 

Annex 21.3: Remuneration and Payment of Expenses

 
 

Annex 21.6: Nullification or Impairment

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Chapter Twenty-Two

Exceptions

 
Article 22.1

Definitions

 
Article 22.2

General Exceptions

 
Article 22.3

National Security

 
Article 22.4

Taxation

 
Article 22.5

Balance of Payments

 
Article 22.6

Disclosure of Information

 
Article 22.7

Cultural Industries

 
Article 22.8

World Trade Organization Waivers

 
Chapter Twenty-Three

Final Provisions

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Article 23.1

Annexes, Appendices and Footnotes

 
Article 23.2

Amendments

 
Article 23.3

Reservations

 
Article 23.4

Entry into Force

 
Article 23.5

Termination

 
Article 23.6

Accession

 
Article 23.7

Authentic Texts

 
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Annex I: Reservations for Existing Measures and Liberalization Commitments

 
 

Schedule of Canada PDF

 
 

Schedule of Honduras PDF

 
 

Annex II: Reservations for Future Measures

 
 

Schedule of Canada PDF

 
 

Schedule of Honduras PDF

 

Annex III: Financial Services

 
 

Schedule of Canada PDF

 
 

Schedule of Honduras PDF

 
     
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About the Agreement
  Signature
  05 November 2013
  Entry into Force
  01 October 2014
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