Colombia-EFTA States* Free Trade Agreement

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Chapter I

General Provisions

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Article 1.1

Establishment of a Free Trade Area

Article 1.2



Article 1.3

Geographical Scope


Article 1.4

Relation to Other International Agreements


Article 1.5

Trade and Economic Relations Covered by this Agreement


Article 1.6

Central, Regional and Local Government


Article 1.7



Article 1.8

Electronic Commerce


Article 1.9

Definitions of General Application

Chapter II

Trade in Goods

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Article 2.1



Article 2.2



Article 2.3

Rules of Origin and Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters


Article 2.4

Trade Facilitation


Article 2.5

Establishment of a Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation


Article 2.6

Dismantling of Import Duties


Article 2.7

Base Rate


Article 2.8

Export Duties


Article 2.9

Import and Export Restrictions


Article 2.10

Administrative Fees and Formalities


Article 2.11

National Treatment


Article 2.12

State Trading Enterprises


Article 2.13

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures


Article 2.14

Technical Regulations


Article 2.15

Subsidies and Countervailing Measures


Article 2.16



Article 2.17

Global Safeguard Measures


Article 2.18

Bilateral Safeguard Measures


Article 2.19

General Exceptions


Article 2.20

National Security


Article 2.21


Chapter III

Processed Agricultural Products

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Article 3.1



Article 3.2

Price Compensation Measures


Article 3.3

Tariff Concessions


Article 3.4

Agricultural Export Subsidies


Article 3.5

Price Band System


Article 3.6



Article 3.7


Chapter IV

Trade in Services

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Article 4.1

Scope and Coverage


Article 4.2



Article 4.3

Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment


Article 4.4

Market Access


Article 4.5

National Treatment


Article 4.6

Additional Commitments


Article 4.7

Domestic Regulation


Article 4.8



Article 4.9

Movement of Natural Persons


Article 4.10



Article 4.11

Monopolies and Exclusive Service Suppliers


Article 4.12

Business Practices


Article 4.13

Payments and Transfers


Article 4.14

Restrictions to Safeguard the Balance-of-Payments


Article 4.15

General Exceptions


Article 4.16

Security Exceptions


Article 4.17

Schedules of Specific Commitments


Article 4.18



Article 4.19


Chapter V


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Article 5.1



Article 5.2



Article 5.3

National Treatment


Article 5.4

Reservations/Non-conforming Measures


Article 5.5

Key Personnel


Article 5.6

Right to Regulate


Article 5.7

Relation to other International Agreements


Article 5.8



Article 5.9



Article 5.10

Payments and Transfers


Article 5.11

Restrictions to Safeguard the Balance-of-Payments

Chapter VI

Protection of Intellectual Property

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Article 6.1

Basic Principles


Article 6.2

Principios Básicos


Article 6.3

Definition of Intellectual Property


Article 6.4

International Conventions


Article 6.5

Measures Related to Biodiversity


Article 6.6



Article 6.7

Geographical Indications, Including Appelations of Origin and Indications of Source


Article 6.8

Copyright and Related Rights


Article 6.9



Article 6.10



Article 6.11

Undisclosed Information/Measures Related to Certain Regulated Products


Article 6.12

Acquisition and Maintenance of Intellectual Property Rights


Article 6.13

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights


Article 6.14

Right of Information in Civil and Administrative Procedures


Article 6.15

Suspension of Release by Competent Authorities


Article 6.16

Right of Inspection


Article 6.17

Liability Declaration, Security or Equivalent Assurance


Article 6.18

Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Chapter VII

Government Procurement

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Article 7.1

Scope and Coverage


Article 7.2



Article 7.3

Exceptions to the Chapter


Article 7.4

General Principles


Article 7.5

Publication of Procurement Information


Article 7.6

Publication of Notices


Article 7.7

Conditions for Participation


Article 7.8

Tender Documentation and Technical Specification


Article 7.9



Article 7.10

Time Limits


Article 7.11

Information Technology


Article 7.12

Electronic Auctions


Article 7.13



Article 7.14

Opening of Tenders and Contract Awards


Article 7.15

Transparency in Procurement Information


Article 7.16

Disclosure of Information


Article 7.17

Domestic Review Procedures for Supplier Challenges


Article 7.18

Modifications and Rectifications to Coverage


Article 7.19

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Participation


Article 7.20



Article 7.21

Further Negotiations

Chapter VIII

Competition Policy

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Article 8.1



Article 8.2

Anti-competitive Practices


Article 8.3



Article 8.4



Article 8.5

State Enterprises and Designated Monopolies


Article 8.6

Dispute Settlement

Chapter IX


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Article 9.1

Publication and Disclosure of Information


Article 9.2


Chapter X


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Article 10.1

Scope and Objectives


Article 10.2

Methods and Means


Article 10.3

Joint Committee and Contact Points

Chapter XI

Administration of the Agreement

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Article 11.1

Joint Committee


Article 11.2

Agreement Coordinators and Contact Points

Chapter XII

Dispute Settlement

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Article 12.1



Article 12.2

Scope of Application


Article 12.3

Choice of Forum


Article 12.4

Good Offices, Conciliation or Mediation


Article 12.5



Article 12.6

Request for a Panel


Article 12.7

Third Party Participation


Article 12.8

Qualifications of Panelists


Article 12.9

Panel Selection


Article 12.10

Role of the Panel


Article 12.11

Model Rules of Procedure


Article 12.12

Consolidation of Proceedings


Article 12.13

Reports of the Panel


Article 12.14

Request for Clarification of the Report


Article 12.15

Suspension and Termination of Procedure


Article 12.16

Implementation of the Report and Compensation


Article 12.17

Non-Implementation and Suspension of Benefits

Chapter XIII

Final Provisions

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Article 13.1

Annexes, Appendices, and Footnotes


Article 13.2

Entry into Force


Article 13.3



Article 13.4



Article 13.5



Article 13.6

Relation to the Complementary Agreements


Article 13.7



Article 13.8

Authentic Texts


Article 13.9


  Annex I: Electronic Commerce PDF ¡Regresar al inicio de la página!

Annex II: Excluded Products PDF

  Annex III: Regarding Processed Agricultural Products (PAPs) PDF
  Annex IV: Fish and Other Marine Products PDF
  Annex V: Rules of Origin PDF
  Appendix 1: Introductory Notes to the List in Appendix 2 PDF  
  Appendix 2: List of Working or Processing Required to Be Carried Out on Non-Originating Materials in order that the Product Manufactured Can Obtain Originating Status PDF
  Appendix 3a: EUR1 PDF  
  Appendix 3b: Origin Declaration PDF  
  Annex VI: Mutual Assistance PDF
  Annex VII: Trade Facilitation PDF
  Annex VIII: Dismantling of Import Duties PDF
  Annex IX: Export Duties PDF
  Annex X: Import and Export restrictions PDF
  Annex XI
  Appendix 1: List of MFN Exemptions - Colombia PDF  
  Appendix 2: List of MFN Exemptions - Iceland PDF
  Appendix 3: List of MFN Exemptions - Liechtenstein PDF
  Appendix 4: List of MFN Exemptions - Norway PDF
  Appendix 5: List of MFN Exemptions - Switzerland PDF  

Annex XII: Recognition Services PDF

  Annex XIII: Movement of Natural Persons PDF
  Annex XIV: Payments and Capital Movement PDF
  Annex XV
  Appendix 1: Specific Commitments - Colombia PDF  
  Appendix 2: Specific Commitments - Iceland PDF  
  Appendix 3: Specific Commitments - Liechtenstein PDF  
  Appendix 4: Specific Commitments - Norway PDF  
  Appendix 5: Specific Commitments - Switzerland PDF

Annex XVI: Financial Services PDF

  Annex XVII: Telecom PDF
  Annex XVIII
  Appendix 1: Reservations/Non Conforming Measures - Colombia PDF  
  Appendix 2: Reservations/Non Conforming Measures - Iceland PDF  
  Appendix 3: Reservations/Non Conforming Measures - Liechtenstein PDF  
  Appendix 4: Reservations/Non Conforming Measures - Norway PDF  
  Appendix 5: Reservations/Non Conforming Measures - Switzerland PDF  
  Annex XIX: GP Covered Entities PDF
  Annex XX: Government Procurement General Notes PDF
EFTA member states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland  
Text of the agreement PDF  

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About the Agreement
  25 November 2008
  Entry into Force
  Colombia, Liechtenstein and Switzerland
01 July 2011
01 September 2014
01October 2014
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