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Ecuador - EFTA Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Index  
Preamble    
CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS  
Article 1.1 Objectives  
Article 1.2 Coverage and Application  
Article 1.3 Trade and Economic Relations Governed by this Agreement  
Article 1.4 Relation to Other International Agreements  
Article 1.5 Fulfilment of Obligations  
Article 1.6 Transparency  
Article 1.7 Taxation  
     
CHAPTER 2 TRADE IN GOODS  
Article 2.1 Scope  
Article 2.2 Import Duties  
Article 2.3 Export Duties  
Article 2.4 Rules of Origin and Administrative Cooperation in Customs Matters   Back to top!
Article 2.5 Customs Valuation  
Article 2.6 Quantitative Restrictions  
Article 2.7 Fees and Formalities  
Article 2.8 National Treatment on Internal Taxation and Regulations  
Article 2.9 Andean Price Band System  
Article 2.10 Agricultural Export Subsidies  
Article 2.11 Technical Regulations  
Article 2.12 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures  
Article 2.13 Trade Facilitation  
Article 2.14 Subsidies and Countervailing Measures  
Article 2.15 Anti-dumping  
Article 2.16 Global Safeguards Measures  
Article 2.17 Bilateral Safeguards Measures  
Article 2.18 State Trading Enterprises  
Article 2.19 General Exceptions  
Article 2.20 Security Exceptions  
Article 2.21 Balance-of-Payments  
Article 2.22 Sub-Committee on Trade in Goods  
     
CHAPTER 3 TRADE IN SERVICES  
Article 3.1 Scope and Coverage   Back to top!
Article 3.2 Incorporation of Provisions from the GATS  
Article 3.3 Definitions  
Article 3.4 Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment  
Article 3.5 Market Access  
Article 3.6 National Treatment  
Article 3.7 Additional Commitments  
Article 3.8 Domestic Regulation  
Article 3.9 Recognition  
Article 3.10 Movement of Natural Persons  
Article 3.11 Transparency  
Article 3.12 Monopolies and Exclusive Service Suppliers  
Article 3.13 Business Practices  
Article 3.14 Payments and Transfers  
Article 3.15 Restrictions to Safeguard the Balance of Payments  
Article 3.16 Subsidies  
Article 3.17 Exceptions  
Article 3.18 Schedules of Specific Commitments  
Article 3.19 Modification of Schedules  
Article 3.20 Review  
Article 3.21 Annexes  
     
CHAPTER 4 ESTABLISHMENT  
Article 4.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 4.2 Definitions   Back to top!
Article 4.3 National Treatment  
Article 4.4 Reservations  
Article 4.5 Key Personnel  
Article 4.6 Right to Regulate  
Article 4.7 Transparency  
Article 4.8 Payments and Transfers  
Article 4.9 Restrictions to Safeguard the Balance of Payments  
Article 4.10 General Exceptions  
Article 4.11 Security Exceptions  
Article 4.12 Review  
     
CHAPTER 5 PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  
Article 5 Protection of Intellectual Property  
     
CHAPTER 6 GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT  
Article 6.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 6.2 Definitions  
Article 6.3 Security and General Exceptions  
Article 6.4 National Treatment and Non-Discrimination  
Article 6.5 Use of Electronic Means  
Article 6.6 Conduct of Procurement  
Article 6.7 Rules of Origin  
Article 6.8 Offsets  
Article 6.9 Information on the Procurement System  
Article 6.10 Notices  
Article 6.11 Conditions for Participation  
Article 6.12 Registration Systems and Qualification Procedures  
Article 6.13 Information on Procuring Entity Decisions  
Article 6.14 Multi-Use Lists  
Article 6.15 Tender Documentation  
Article 6.16 Technical Specifications  
Article 6.17 Modifications of the Tender Documentation and Technical Specifications  
Article 6.18 Time-Periods   Back to top!
Article 6.19 Limited Tendering  
Article 6.20 Electronic Auctions  
Article 6.21 Negotiations  
Article 6.22 Treatment of Tenders  
Article 6.23 Awarding of Contracts  
Article 6.24 Transparency and Procurement Information  
Article 6.25 Disclosure of Information  
Article 6.26 Domestic Review Procedures for Supplier Challenges  
Article 6.27 Modifications and Rectifications to Coverage  
Article 6.28 Further Negotiations  
     
CHAPTER 7 COMPETITION  
Article 7.1 General Principles  
Article 7.2 Rules of Competition  
Article 7.3 Cooperation  
Article 7.4 Consultations  
Article 7.5 Dispute Settlement  
     
CHAPTER 8 TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  
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Article 8.1 Context and Objectives  
Article 8.2 Scope  
Article 8.3 Right to Regulate and Levels of Protection  
Article 8.4 Upholding Levels of Protection in the Application and Enforcement of Laws, Regulations or Standards  
Article 8.5 International Labour Standards and Agreements  
Article 8.6 Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Environmental Principles  
Article 8.7 Promotion of Trade and Investment Favouring Sustainable Development  
Article 8.8 Trade and Biological Diversity  
Article 8.9 Trade and Sustainable Management of Fisheries  
Article 8.10 Sustainable Forest Management and Associated Trade  
Article 8.11 Trade and Climate Change  
Article 8.12 Cooperation in International Fora  
Article 8.13 Implementation and Consultations  
Article 8.14 Review  
     
CHAPTER 9 COOPERATION  
Article 9.1 Objectives  
Article 9.2 Scope and Means  
Article 9.3 Fields of Cooperation  
Article 9.4 Trade Facilitation  
Article 9.5 Technical Regulations  
Article 9.6 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures   Back to top!
Article 9.7 Competition  
Article 9.8 Government Procurement  
Article 9.9 Contact Points  
Article 9.10 Sub-Committee on Cooperation  
Article 9.11 Non-Application of Dispute Settlement  
     
CHAPTER 10 INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS  
Article 10 Joint Committee  
     
CHAPTER 11 DISPUTE SETTLEMENT  
Article 11.1 Scope and Coverage  
Article 11.2 Good Offices, Conciliation or Mediation  
Article 11.3 Consultations  
Article 11.4 Establishment of Arbitration Panel  
Article 11.5 Procedures of the Arbitration Panel  
Article 11.6 Panel Reports  
Article 11.7 Suspension or Termination of Arbitration Panel Proceedings   Back to top!
Article 11.8 Implementation of the Final Panel Report  
Article 11.9 Compensation and Suspension of Benefits  
Article 11.10 Other Provisions  
     
CHAPTER 12 FINAL PROVISIONS  
Article 12.1 Annexes and Appendices  
Article 12.2 Amendments  
Article 12.3 Accession  
Article 12.4 Withdrawal and Expiration  
Article 12.5 Entry into Force  
Article 12.6 Depositary  
     
  Annexes:  
  Annex I: Rules of Origin and Mutual Administrative Cooperation in Customs Matters  
  Appendix 1: Product Specific Rules   Back to top!
  Appendix 2: Specimens of Movement Certificate EUR.1 and Applications for a Movement Certificate EUR.1  
  Appendix 3: Origin Declaration  
  Annex II: Schedule of Tariff Commitments on Goods Ecuador to EFTA  
  Annex III: Schedule of Tariff Commitments on Goods Iceland to Ecuador  
  Annex IV: Schedule of Tariff Commitments on Goods Norway to Ecuador  
  Annex V: Schedule of Tariff Commitments on Goods Switzerland to Ecuador  
  Annex VI: National Treatment and Quantitative Restrictions  
  Annex VII: Trade Facilitation  
  Annex VIII: Mandate of the Sub-Committee on Trade in Goods  
  Annex IX: Schedules of Specific Commitments  
  Appendix 1: Ecuador  
  Appendix 2: Iceland  
  Appendix 3: Liechtenstein  
  Appendix 4: Norway  
  Appendix 5: Switzerland  
  Annex X: List of MFN Exemptions  
  Appendix 1: Ecuador  
  Appendix 2: Iceland  
  Appendix 3: Liechtenstein  
  Appendix 4: Norway  
  Appendix 5: Switzerland  
  Annex XI: Financial Services  
  Annex XII: Telecommunications Services  
  Annex XIII: Movement of Natural Persons Supplying Services  
  Annex XIV: Maritime Transport and Related Services  
  Annex XV: List of Reservations  
  Appendix 1: Ecuador   Back to top!
  Appendix 2: Iceland  
  Appendix 3: Liechtenstein  
  Appendix 4: Norway  
  Appendix 5: Switzerland  
  Annex XVI: Protection of Intellectual Property  
  Annex XVII: Government Procurement  
  Annex XVIII: Mandate of the Sub-Committee on Cooperation  
     
  Record of Understanding  
     
Source: European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Secretariat Offsite link!  
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About the Agreement
  Signature
  25 June 2018
  Entry into Force
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