Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
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Chapter One

Objectives and Initial Provisions

Article 1.1

Establishment of the Free Trade Area

Article 1.2


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


Article 3.2


Section B

National Treatment

Article 3.3

National Treatment

Section C


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


Article 4.2

Originating Goods

Article 4.3

Regional Value Content

Article 4.4


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


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


Article 5.1


Section B

Certification of Origin

Article 5.2

Certificate of Origin

Article 5.3

Obligations regarding Importations

Article 5.4


Article 5.5

Obligations regarding Exportations

Section C

Administration and Enforcement

Article 5.6


Article 5.7

Origin Verifications

Article 5.8


Article 5.9


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


Article 5.13


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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


Article 6.4

Future Work Program

Chapter Seven

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Article 7.1


Article 7.2


Article 7.3

Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Chapter Eight

Technical Barriers To Trade

Article 8.1


Article 8.2

Affirmation of the TBT Agreement

Article 8.3


Article 8.4


Chapter Nine

Emergency Action

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Article 9.1


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


Section A  


Article 10.1


Section B  


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


Article 10.11


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


Section C  

Settlement of Disputes between a Party and an Investor of the Other Party

Article 10.18


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


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


Article 10.30

Notice to the Non-Disputing Party

Article 10.31

Participation of the Non  Disputing Party

Article 10.32


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


Article 10.44



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


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


Article 11.8

Domestic Regulation

Article 11.9


Article 11.10

Denial of Benefits

Article 11.11

Temporary Licensing

Chapter Twelve


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Article 12.1


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


Article 12.10

Resolution of Domestic Telecommunications Disputes

Article 12.11


Article 12.12


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


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


Article 13.11


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


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


Article 14.2


Chapter Fifteen

Competition Policy, Monopolies and State Enterprises

Article 15.1 Definitions  
Article 15.2

Competition Policy

Article 15.3


Article 15.4

State Enterprises

Article 15.5

Interpretation and Application

Article 15.6

Dispute Settlement

Chapter Sixteen

Electronic Commerce

Article 16.1


Article 16.2

General Provisions

Article 16.3

Customs Duties on Digital Products Transmitted Electronically

Article 16.4

Consumer Protection

Article 16.5


Article 16.6


Article 16.7

Relation to Other Chapters

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Chapter Seventeen

Government Procurement

Article 17.1


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


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Article 18.1


Article 18.2

Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

Article 18.3

Relationship between this Agreement and the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

Chapter Nineteen


Article 19.1






Article 19.4

Cooperative Activities

Chapter Twenty


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Section A

Publication, Notification and Administration of Domestic Law

Article 20.1


Article 20.2

Contact Points

Article 20.3


Article 20.4

Notification and Provision of Information

Article 20.5

Administrative Proceedings

Article 20.6

Review and Appeal

Section B


Article 20.7


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


Article 21.1

Free Trade Commission

Article 21.2

Free Trade Coordinators

Article 21.3


Section B  

Dispute Settlement

Article 21.4


Article 21.5


Article 21.6

Sphere of Application

Article 21.7

Choice of Forum

Article 21.8


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


Article 22.1


Article 22.2

General Exceptions

Article 22.3

National Security

Article 22.4


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


Article 23.3


Article 23.4

Entry into Force

Article 23.5


Article 23.6


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

Full text of the Agreement in PDF  
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About the Agreement
  05 November 2013
  Entry into Force
  01 October 2014
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