Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
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Table of contents  
Chapter One Initial Provisions and General Definitions  
Section A Initial Provisions  
Article 101 Establishment of the Free Trade Area  
Article 102 Relation to Other Agreements  
Article 103 Relation to Multilateral Environmental Agreements  
Article 104 Extent of Obligations  
Article 105 Reference to Other Agreements  
Section B General Definitions  
Article 106 Definitions of General Application  
Article 107 Country-specific Definitions  
  Annex 103: Multilateral Environmental Agreements  
  Annex 106: Remanufactured Goods  
Chapter Two National Treatment and Market Access of Goods  
Article 201 Scope and Coverage  
Section A National Treatment  
Article 202 National Treatment  
Section B Tariff Elimination  
Article 203 Tariff Elimination  
Section C Special Regimes  
Article 204 Temporary Admission of Goods  
Article 205 Goods Re-entered After Repair or Alteration  
Article 206 Duty-Free Entry of Commercial Samples of Negligible Value and Printed Advertising Materials  
Section D Non-Tariff Measures  
Article 207 Import and Export Restrictions  
Article 208 Import Licensing  
Article 209 Administrative Fees and Formalities  
Article 210 Export Taxes  
Article 211 Customs Valuation  
Article 212 Distinctive Products  
Section E Agriculture  
Article 213 Scope and Coverage  
Article 214 Agricultural Export Subsidies  
Article 215 State Trading Enterprises  
Article 216 Domestic Support Measures for Agricultural Goods  
Article 217 Agricultural Safeguard Measures  
Article 218 Price Band System  
Article 219 Administration and Implementation of Tariff-Rate Quotas  
Section F Institutional Provisions  
Article 220 Committee on Trade in Goods  
Article 221 Agricultural Sub-Committee  
Section G Definitions  
Article 222 Definitions  
  Annex 202: Exceptions to National Treatment and Import and Export Restrictions  
  Section A: Measures of Colombia  
  Section B: Measures of Canada  
  Annex 203: Tariff Elimination  
  Section A: Tariff Schedule of Canada  
         Tariff Elimination Schedule of Canada PDF  
  Section B: Tariff Schedule of Colombia for Non-Agricultural Goods  
         Tariff Elimination Schedule of Colombia for Non-Agricultural Goods PDF  
  Section C: Tariff Schedule of Colombia for Agricultural Goods  
         Tariff Elimination Schedule of Colombia for Agricultural Goods PDF  
  Annex 210: Export Taxes: Colombia  
  Annex 217: Agricultural Safeguard Measures  
  Annex 218: Price Band System PDF  
Chapter Three Rules of Origin Back to top!
Article 301 Originating Goods  
Article 302 Minimal Operations  
Article 303 Value Test  
Article 304 Value of Materials  
Article 305 Intermediate Materials Used In Production  
Article 306 Accumulation  
Article 307 De Minimis  
Article 308 Fungible Goods and Materials  
Article 309 Indirect Materials  
Article 310 Sets or Assortments of Goods  
Article 311 Accessories, Spare Parts and Tools  
Article 312 Packaging Materials and Containers for Retail Sale  
Article 313 Packing Materials and Containers for Shipment  
Article 314 Transit and Transshipment  
Article 315 Interpretation and Application  
Article 316 Consultation and Modifications  
Article 317 Short Supply  
Article 318 Definitions  
  Annex 301: Specific Rules of Origin PDF  
Chapter Four Origin Procedures and Trade Facilitation  
Section A Origin Procedures  
Article 401 Certificate of Origin  
Article 402 Obligations Regarding Importations  
Article 403 Exceptions  
Article 404 Obligations Regarding Exportations  
Article 405 Records  
Article 406 Origin Verifications  
Article 407 Uniform Regulations  
Section B Trade Faciliation  
Article 408 Objectives and Principles  
Article 409 Transparency  
Article 410 Release of Goods  
Article 411 Automation  
Article 412 Risk Management  
Article 413 Paperless Trade Administration  
Article 414 Cooperation  
Article 415 Confidentiality  
Article 416 Express Shipments  
Article 417 Review and Appeal  
Article 418 Penalties  
Article 419 Advance Rulings  
Article 420 Trade Facilitation Sub-Committee  
Article 421 Future Work Program  
Article 422 Implementation  
Article 423 Definitions  
Chapter Five Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures  
Article 501 Objectives  
Article 502 Scope and Coverage  
Article 503 Relation to other Agreements  
Article 504 Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures  
Article 505 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issue Avoidance and Resolution  
Chapter Six Technical Barriers to Trade Back to top!
Article 601 Objectives  
Article 602 Affirmation of the TBT Agreement  
Article 603 Scope  
Article 604 Joint Cooperation  
Article 605 International Standards  
Article 606 Technical Regulations  
Article 607 Conformity Assessment  
Article 608 Transparency  
Article 609 Country Coordinators on Technical Barriers to Trade  
Article 610 Information Exchange  
Article 611 Definitions  
  Annex 609.1 Country Coordinators on Technical Barriers to Trade  
Chapter Seven Emergency Action and Trade Remedies  
Section A Emergency Action  
Article 701 Article XIX of the GATT 1994 and the Agreement on Safeguards  
Article 702 Imposition of an Emergency Action  
Article 703 Notification and Consultation  
Article 704 Standards for an Emergency Action  
Article 705 Investigation Procedures and Transparency Requirements  
Section B Antidumping and Countervailing Measures  
Article 706 Antidumping and Countervailing Measures  
Article 707 Definition  
Chapter Eight Investment  
Section A Investment  
Article 801 Scope and Coverage  
Article 802 Relation to Other Chapters  
Article 803 National Treatment  
Article 804 Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment  
Article 805 Minimum Standard of Treatment  
Article 806 Compensation for Losses  
Article 807 Performance Requirements  
Article 808 Senior Management and Boards of Directors  
Article 809 Non-Conforming Measures  
Article 810 Transfers  
Article 811 Expropriation  
Article 812 Special Formalities and Information Requirements  
Article 813 Subrogation  
Article 814 Denial of Benefits  
Article 815 Health, Safety and Environmental Measures  
Article 816 Corporate Social Responsibility  
Article 817 Committee on Investment  
Section B Settlement of Disputes between an Investor and the Host Party  
Article 818 Purpose  
Article 819 Claim by an Investor of a Party on Its Own Behalf  
Article 820 Claim by an Investor of a Party on Behalf of an Enterprise  
Article 821 Conditions Precedent to Submission of a Claim to Arbitration  
Article 822 Submission of a Claim to Arbitration  
Article 823 Consent to Arbitration  
Article 824 Arbitrators  
Article 825 Agreement to Appointment of Arbitrators  
Article 826 Consolidation  
Article 827 Documents to, and Participation of, the Other Party  
Article 828 Place of Arbitration  
Article 829 Preliminary Objections  
Article 830 Public Access to Hearings and Documents  
Article 831 Submissions by a Non-Disputing Party  
Article 832 Governing Law  
Article 833 Expert Reports  
Article 834 Interim Measures of Protection and Final Award  
Article 835 Finality and Enforcement of an Award  
Article 836 Receipts under Insurance or Guarantee Contracts  
Article 837 Exclusions  
Section C Definitions  
Article 838 Definitions  
Section D Dispute Settlement for Juridical Stability Contracts  
Article 839 Dispute Settlement for Juridical Stability Contracts  
  Annex 810 Capital Controls  
  Annex 811 Indirect Expropriation  
  Annex 821 Standard Waiver and Consent In Accordance with Article 821 of this Agreement  
  Form 1: Consent and waiver for an investor bringing a claim under Article 819 or Article 820  
  Form 2: Consent and waiver for an investor bringing a claim under Article 819 or Article 820  
  Form 3: Waiver of an enterprise that is the subject of a claim by an investor under Article 819  
  Form 4: Consent and waiver of an enterprise that is the subject of a claim by an investor under Article 820  
  Annex 822 Submission of a Claim to Arbitration  
  Annex 831 Submissions by Non-Disputing Parties  
  Annex 837 Exclusions from Dispute Settlement  
Chapter Nine Cross Border Trade in Services Back to top!
Article 901 Scope and Coverage  
Article 902 National Treatment  
Article 903 Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment  
Article 904 Market Access  
Article 905 Local Presence  
Article 906 Non-Conforming Measures  
Article 907 Domestic Regulation  
Article 908 Recognition  
Article 909 Temporary Licensing  
Article 910 Transfers and Payments  
Article 911 Denial of Benefits  
Article 912 Working Group  
Article 913 Definitions  
  Annex 908.4 Guidelines for Mutual Recognition Agreements or Arrangements (“MRAs”) for the Professional Services Sector  
Chapter Ten Telecommunications  
Article 1001 Scope and Coverage  
Article 1002 Access to and Use of Public Telecommunications Transport Networks and Services  
Article 1003 Conduct of Major Suppliers  
Article 1004 Independent Regulatory Bodies and Government-Owned Telecommunications Suppliers  
Article 1005 Universal Service  
Article 1006 Licenses and Other Authorizations  
Article 1007 Allocation and Use of Scarce Resources  
Article 1008 Enforcement  
Article 1009 Resolution of Domestic Telecommunication Disputes  
Article 1010 Transparency  
Article 1011 Flexibility in the Choice of Technologies  
Article 1012 Forbearance  
Article 1013 Conditions for the Provision of Value-Added Services  
Article 1014 Relation to Other Chapters  
Article 1015 International Standards and Organizations  
Article 1016 Definitions  
Chapter Eleven Financial Services  
Article 1101 Scope and Coverage  
Article 1102 National Treatment  
Article 1103 Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment  
Article 1104 Right of Establishment  
Article 1105 Cross-Border Trade  
Article 1106 New Financial Services  
Article 1107 Treatment of Certain Information  
Article 1108 Senior Management and Boards of Directors  
Article 1109 Non-Conforming Measures  
Article 1110 Exceptions  
Article 1111 Transparency  
Article 1112 Self-Regulatory Organizations  
Article 1113 Payment and Clearing Systems  
Article 1114 Financial Services Committee  
Article 1115 Consultations  
Article 1116 Dispute Settlement  
Article 1117 Investment Disputes in Financial Services  
Article 1118 Definitions  
  Annex 1101.3(a) Understanding Concerning Subparagraph 3(a) of Article 1101  
  Annex 1101.5 Understandings Regarding Financial Services Measures  
  Annex 1105 Cross-Border Trade  
  Annex 1114: Authorities Responsible for Financial Services  
Chapter Twelve Temporary Entry for Business Persons  
Article 1201 General Principles  
Article 1202 General Obligations  
Article 1203 Grant of Temporary Entry  
Article 1204 Provision of Information  
Article 1205 Contact Points  
Article 1206 Dispute Settlement  
Article 1207 Relation to Other Chapters  
Article 1208 Transparency and Processing of Applications  
Article 1209 Definitions  
  Annex 1203: Temporary Entry For Business Persons  
  Section A Business Visitors  
  Section B T raders and Investors  
  Section C Intra-Company Transferees  
  Section D Professionals and Technicians  
  Section E Spouses  
  Appendix 1203.A Business Visitors  
  Appendix 1203.D Professionals and Technicians  
Chapter Thirteen

Competition Policy, Monopolies and State Enterprises

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Article 1301 Objectives  
Article 1302 Competition Law and Policy  
Article 1303 Consultations  
Article 1304 Cooperation  
Article 1305 Designated Monopolies  
Article 1306 State Enterprises  
Article 1307 Dispute Settlement  
Article 1308 Definitions  
  Annex 1308: Country-Specific Definitions of State Enterprises  
Chapter Fourteen Governement Procurement  
Article 1401 Scope and Coverage  
  Annex 1401.1 PDF  
Article 1402 Security and General Exceptions  
Article 1403 General Principles  
Article 1404 Publication of Procurement Information  
Article 1405 Publication of Notices  
Article 1406 Conditions for Participation  
Article 1407 Technical Specifications and Tender Documentation  
Article 1408 Time Limits for the Submission of Tenders  
Article 1409 Limited Tendering  
Article 1410 Treatment of Tenders and Awarding of Contracts  
Article 1411 Disclosure of Information  
Article 1412 Domestic Review Procedures  
Article 1413 Modifications and Rectifications to Coverage  
Article 1414 Committee on Procurement  
Article 1415 Further Negotiations  
Article 1416 Information technology  
Article 1417 Definitions  
Chapter Fifteen Electronic Commerce  
Article 1501 Scope and Coverage  
Article 1502 General Provisions  
Article 1503 Customs Duties  
Article 1504 Consumer Protection  
Article 1505 Paperless Trade Administration  
Article 1506 Protection of Personal Information  
Article 1507 Cooperation  
Article 1508 Relation to Other Chapters  
Article 1509 Definitions  
Chapter Sixteen Labour  
Article 1601 Affirmations  
Article 1602 Non-Derogation  
Article 1603 Objectives  
Article 1604 Obligations  
Article 1605 Cooperative Activities  
Chapter Seventeen Environment Back to top!
Article 1701 Affirmations  
Article 1702 Non-derogation  
Article 1703 Agreement on Environment  
Article 1704 Relationship between this Agreement and the Agreement on the Environment  
Chapter Eighteen

Trade-Related Cooperation

Article 1801 Objectives  
Article 1802 Committee on Trade-Related Cooperation  
Chapter Nineteen Transparency  
Section A Transparency  
Article 1901 Publication  
Article 1902 Notification and Provision of Information  
Article 1903 Administrative Proceedings  
Article 1904 Review and Appeal  
Article 1905 Cooperation on Promoting Increased Transparency  
Article 1906 Definitions  
Section B Anti-Corruption  
Article 1907 Statement of Principles  
Article 1908 Anti-Corruption Measures  
Article 1909 Cooperation in International Fora  
Article 1910 Definitions  
Chapter Twenty Administration of the Agreement  
Article 2001 The Joint Commission  
Article 2002 Agreement Coordinators  
  Annex 2001: Committees, Working Groups and Country Coordinators  
Chapter Twenty-One Dispute Settlement  
Article 2101 Cooperation  
Article 2102 Scope of Application  
Article 2103 Choice of Forum  
Article 2104 Consultations  
Article 2105 Good Offices, Conciliation and Mediation  
Article 2106 Establishment of a Panel  
Article 2107 Qualifications of Panelists  
Article 2108 Panel Selection  
Article 2109 Rules of Procedure  
Article 2110 Panel Reports  
Article 2111 Request for Clarification of the Report  
Article 2112 Suspension and Termination of Procedure  
Article 2113 Implementation of the Final Report  
Article 2114 Non-Implementation – Suspension of Benefits  
Article 2115 Review of Compliance and Suspension of Benefits  
Article 2116 Referrals of Matters from Judicial or Administrative Proceedings  
Article 2117 Private Rights  
Article 2118 Alternative Dispute Resolution  
Chapter Twenty-Two Exceptions Back to top!
Article 2201 General Exceptions  
Article 2202 National Security  
Article 2203 Balance of Payments  
Article 2204 Taxation  
Article 2205 Disclosure of Information  
Article 2206 Cultural Industries  
Article 2207 World Trade Organization Waivers  
Article 2208 Definitions  
Chapter Twenty-Three Final Provisions  
Article 2301 Annexes, Appendices and Footnotes  
Article 2302 Amendments  
Article 2303 Reservations  
Article 2304 Entry into Force  
Article 2305 Termination  
Article 2306 Accession  
  Annex I:  
  Head Note PDF  
  Schedule of Canada PDF  
  Schedule of Colombia PDF  
  Annex II:  
  Head Note PDF  
  Schedule of Canada PDF  
  Schedule of ColombiaPDF  
  Annex III: Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures  
  Canada PDF  
  Colombia PDF  
  Final Offer of Canada PDF  
  Final Offers of Colombia:  
  Agricultural Goods en español PDF  
  Non-Agricultural Goods en español PDF  
  Full Text of the Agreement PDF  

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About the Agreement
  21 November 2008
  Entry into Force
  15 August 2011
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