Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement
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Part One General Part Back to top!
Chapter I Objectives  
Article I.1 Establishment of the Free Trade Area  
Article I.2 Objectives  
Article I.3 Relation to Other Agreements  
Article I.4 Relation to Environmental and Conservation Agreements  
Article I.5 Extent of Obligations  
Chapter II General Definitions  
Article II.1 Definitions of General Application  
  Annex II.1.1: Country-Specific Definitions PDF  
Part Two Trade in Goods Back to top!
Chapter III National Treatment and Market Access of Goods  
Article III.1 Scope and Coverage  
Section I National Treatment  
Article III.2 National Treatment  

Section II

Article III.3 Tariff Elimination  
Article III.4 Temporary Admission of Goods  
Article III.5 Duty-Free Entry of Certain Commercial Samples and Printed Advertising Materials  
Article III.6 Goods Re-Entered after Repair or Alteration  
Section III Non-Tariff Measures  
Article III.7 Import and Export Restrictions  
Article III.8 Wine and Distilled Spirits  
Article III.9 Geographical Indications  
Article III.10 Export Taxes  
Article III.11 Other Export Measures  
Article III.12 Export Subsidies on Agricultural Goods  
Article III.13 Domestic Support for Agricultural Goods  
Section IV  Consultations Back to top!
Article III.14 Consultations and Committee on Trade in Goods and Rules of Origin  
Article III.15 Customs Valuation Agreement  
Section V Definitions  
Article III.16 Definitions  
  Annex III.1: Textiles and Apparel Goods PDF  
  Appendix III.1.1.1:  List of Goods Covered by Annex III.1 PDF  
  Appendix III.1.5.1:  Flexibility Provisions PDF  
  Appendix III.1.6.1: Special Provisions PDF  
  Appendix III.1.6.2: Conversion Factors PDF  
  Appendix III.1.7: Country-Specific Definitions PDF  
  Annex III.2: Exceptions to Articles III.2 and III.7 PDF  
  Annex III.3.1: Tariff Elimination PDF  
  Tariff Schedule of Canada  
  Schedule CategoriesPDF  
  Tariff Elimination SchedulePDF  
  Tariff Schedule of Costa Rica  
  Schedule Categories Spanish versionPDF  
  Notes Spanish versionPDF  
  Tariff Elimination Schedule Spanish versionPDF  
  Annex III.3.2 Special Safeguards PDF  
  Appendix to Annex III.3.2.1 PDF  
  Annex III.8: Wine and Distilled Spirits PDF  
  Annex III.10: Export Taxes PDF  
Chapter IV Rules of Origin  
Article IV.1 Originating Goods  
Article IV.2 Regional Value-Content  
Article IV.3 Accumulation  
Article IV.4 De Minimis  
Article IV.5 Fungible Goods and Materials  
Article IV.6 Sets or Assortments of Goods  
Article IV.7 Accessories, Spare Parts and Tools  
Article IV.8 Indirect Materials  
Article IV.9 Packaging Materials and Containers for Retail Sale  
Article IV.10 Packing Materials and Containers for Shipment  
Article IV.11 Transshipment  
Article IV.12 Non-Qualifying Operations  
Article IV.13 Interpretation and Application  
Article IV.14 Consultation and Modifications  
Article IV.15 Definitions  
  Annex IV.1: Specific Rules of Origin PDF  
  Annex IV.5: Inventory Management Methods PDF  
Chapter V Customs Procedures  
Section I Certification of Origin  
Article V.1 Certificate of Origin  
Article V.2 Obligations Regarding Importations  
Article V.3 Exceptions  
Article V.4 Obligations Regarding Exportations  
Section II Administration and Enforcement  
Article V.5 Records  
Article V.6 Origin Verifications  
Article V.7 Confidentiality  
Article V.8 Penalties  
Section III Advance Rulings  
Article V.9 Advance Rulings  
Section IV Review and Appeal of Advance Rulings and Origin Determinations  
Article V.10 Review and Appeal  
Section V Uniform Regulations  
Article V.11 Uniform Regulations  
Section VI Cooperation  
Article V.12 Cooperation  
Article V.13 The Customs Sub-Committee  
Article V.14 Definitions  
Chapter VI Emergency Action  
Article VI.1 Article XIX of the GATT 1994 and the Agreement on Safeguards of the WTO  
Article VI.2 Bilateral Actions  
Article VI.3   Administration of Emergency Action Proceedings  
Article VI.4 Dispute Settlement in Emergency Action Matters  
Article VI.5 Definitions  
  Annex VI.3: Administration of Emergency Action Proceedings PDF  
  Annex VI.5: Country-Specific Definitions PDF  
Chapter VII Antidumping Measures  
Article VII.1 Antidumping Matters  
Part Three:  Services and Investment Back to top!
Chapter VIII Services and Investment  
Article VIII.1 General Provisions  
Article VIII.2 Investment  
Article VIII.3 Services  
Part Four: Trade Facilitation Back to top!
Chapter IX Trade Facilitation and Additional Provisions  
Section I Trade Facilitation  
Article IX.1 Objectives and Principles  
Article IX.2 Specific Obligations  
Article IX.3 Cooperation  
Article IX.4 Future Work Program  
Section II Additional Provisions  
Article IX.5 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures  
Article IX.6  Standards including Metrology  
Article IX.7 Government Procurement  
Chapter X Temporary Entry  
Article X.1 Temporary Entry  
Part Five: Competition Policy Back to top!
Chapter XI Competition Policy  
Article XI.1 Purpose  
Article XI.2 General Principles  
Article XI.3 Cooperation  
Article XI.4 Confidentiality  
Article XI.5 Technical Assistance  
Article XI.6 Consultations  
Article XI.7 Definitions  
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Chapter XII Publication, Notification and Administration of Laws  
Article XII.1 Contact Points  
Article XII.2 Publication  
Article XII.3 Notification and Provision of Information  
Article XII.4 Administrative Proceedings  
Article XII.5 Review and Appeal  
Article XII.6 Definitions  
Chapter XIII Institutional Arrangements and Dispute Settlement Procedures  
Section I Institutions
Article XIII.1 The Free Trade Commission  
Article XIII.2 The Free Trade Coordinators  
Article XIII.3 The Secretariat  
Section II Dispute Settlement  
Article XIII.4 Cooperation  
Article XIII.5 Recourse to Dispute Settlement Procedures  
Article XIII.6 WTO Dispute Settlement  
Article XIII.7 Consultations  
Article XIII.8 Establishment of an Arbitral Panel  
Article XIII.9 Roster  
Article XIII.10 Qualifications of Panelists  
Article XIII.11 Panel Selection  
Article XIII.12 Rules of Procedure  
Article XIII.13 Role of Experts  
Article XIII.14 Initial Report  
Article XIII.15 Final Report  
Article XIII.16 Implementation of Recommendations and Ratings  
Article XIII.17 Determination of Compliance  
Article XIII.18 Compensation and Suspension of Concessions  
Section III Domestic Proceedings and Private Commercial Dispute Settlement  
Article XIII.19 Referrals of Matters from Judicial or Administrative Proceedings  
Article XIII.20 Private Rights  
Article XIII.21 Alternative Dispute Resolutions  
  Annex XIII.1.4: Implementation of the Modifications Approved by  the Commission PDF  
  Annex XIII.2.2: Committees PDF  
  Annex XIII.3.2: Remuneration and Payment of Expenses PDF  
  Annex XIII.5: Nullification and Impairment PDF  
Part Seven Other Provisions Back to top!
Chapter XIV Exceptions  
Article XIV.1 General Exceptions  
Article XIV.2 National Security  
Article XIV.3 Taxation  
Article XIV.4 Balance of Payments  
Article XIV.5 Disclosure of Information  
Article XIV.6 Cultural Industries  
Article XIV.7 Definitions  
  Annex XIV.3.1: Double Taxation PDF  
Chapter XV Final Provisions  
Article XV.1 Annexes, Appendices and Footnotes  
Article XV.2 Amendments  
Article XV.3 Reservations  
Article XV.4 Entry into Force  
Article XV.5 Duration and Termination  
Article XV.6 Authentic Texts  
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About the Agreement
  23 April 2001
  Entry into Force
  01 November 2002
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