NAFTA: Accelerated Elimination of Tariffs 2001
Mexico Letter to Canada


The Honorable Pierre S. Pettigrew
Minister for International Trade
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2

Dear Minister Pettigrew:

I have the honor to confirm the understanding reached by the delegations of Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, under Article 302(3) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), to accelerate the elimination of customs duties with respect to certain goods as specified in the attached Annex to this letter.

I further confirm that this letter and the Annex to this letter and your letter to me shall constitute an agreement between the United Mexican States and Canada. Pursuant to Article 302(3) of the NAFTA, this agreement between the Parties shall supersede duty rates or staging categories determined pursuant to our respective schedule to Annex 302.2 of the NAFTA for the goods specified in the attached Annex. I further confirm that this agreement shall enter into force on January 1st, 2001, on an exchange of written notifications certifying the completion of our respective applicable legal procedures.


Luis Ernesto Derbez

Annex (in Excel)

Source: International Trade Canada


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