NAFTA Article 302:3:
"On the request of any Party, the Parties shall consult to consider accelerating the elimination
of customs duties set out in their Schedules. An agreement between two or more Parties to accelerate the
elimination of a customs duty on a good shall supersede any duty rate or staging category determined pursuant
to their Schedules for such good when approved by each such Party in accordance with its applicable legal
There have been three rounds of tariff acceleration between Canada. The second and third rounds were implemented
in 2001 and 2002.; There have been four rounds of tariff acceleration between the United States and Mexico: these
were implemented in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2002.