North American Free Trade Agreement

Chapter Ten: Government Procurement

Annex 1001.1a-1: Federal Government Entities

Schedule of Canada

1. Department of Agriculture
2. Department of Communications
3. Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs
4. Department of Employment and Immigration
5. Immigration and Refugee Board
6. Canada Employment and Immigration Commission
7. Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
8. Atomic Energy Control Board
9. National Energy Board
10. Department of the Environment
11. Department of External Affairs
12. Canadian International Development Agency (on its own account)
13. Department of Finance
14. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
15. Canadian International Trade Tribunal
16. Municipal Development and Loan Board
17. Department of Fisheries and Oceans
18. Department of Forestry
19. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
20. Department of Industry, Science and Technology
21. Science Council of Canada
22. National Research Council of Canada
23. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
24. Department of Justice
25. Canadian Human Rights Commission
26. Statute Revision Commission
27. Supreme Court of Canada
28. Department of Labour
29. Canada Labour Relations Board
30. Department of National Health and Welfare
31. Medical Research Council
32. Department of National Revenue
33. Department of Public Works
34. Department of Secretary of State of Canada
35. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
36. Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women
37. Public Service Commission
38. Department of the Solicitor General
39. Correctional Service of Canada
40. National Parole Board
41. Department of Supply and Services (on its own account)
42. Canadian General Standards Board
43. Department of Transport (For purposes of Article 1018, the national security considerations applicable to the Department of National Defence are equally applicable to the Canadian Coast Guard.)
44. Treasury Board Secretariat and the Office of the Controller General
45. Department of Veterans Affairs
46. Veterans Land Administration
47. Department of Western Economic Diversification
48. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
49. Auditor General of Canada
50. Federal Office of Regional Development (Quebec)
51. Canadian Centre for Management Development
52. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
53. Canadian Sentencing Commission
54. Civil Aviation Tribunal
55. Commission of Inquiry into the Air Ontario Crash at Dryden, Ontario
56. Commission of Inquiry into the Use of Drugs and Banned Practices Intended to Increase Athletic Performance
57. Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
58. Competition Tribunal Registry
59. Copyright Board
60. Emergency Preparedness Canada
61. Federal Court of Canada
62. Grain Transportation Agency
63. Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission
64. Information and Privacy Commissioners
65. Investment Canada
66. Department of Multiculturalism and Citizenship
67. The National Archives of Canada
68. National Farm Products Marketing Council
69. The National Library
70. National Transportation Agency
71. Northern Pipeline Agency
72. Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
73. Petroleum Monitoring Agency
74. Privy Council Office
75. Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
76. Commissioner of Official Languages
77. Economic Council of Canada
78. Public Service Staff Relations Office
79. Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
80. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
81. Federal Provincial Relations Office
82. Procurement Review Board
83. Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing
84. Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation
85. Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies
86. Royal Commission on the Future of the Toronto Waterfront
87. Statistics Canada
88. Tax Court of Canada, Registry of the
89. Agricultural Stabilization Board
90. Canadian Aviation Safety Board
91. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
92. Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board
93. Director of Soldier Settlement
94. Director, The Veterans' Land Act
95. Fisheries Prices Support Board
96. National Battlefields Commission
97. Royal Canadian Mounted Police
98. Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee
99. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission
100. Department of National Defence

Schedule of Mexico

1. Secretaría de Gobernación (Ministry of Government)

2. Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Relations)

  • Sección Mexicana de la Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas México-EEUU (Mexican Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, Mexico and the United States)
  • Sección Mexicana de la Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas México-Guatemala (Mexican Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, Mexico and Guatemala)

3. Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (Ministry Finance and Public Credit)

  • Comisión Nacional Bancaria (National Banking Commission)
  • Comisión Nacional de Valores (National Securities Commission)
  • Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas (National Insurance and Bonds Commission)
  • Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Informatics)

4. Secretaría de Agricultura y Recursos Hidráulicos (Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources)

  • Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua (Mexican Institute of Water Technology)
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y Agropecuarias (National Forestry and Agricultural Research Institute)
  • Apoyos a Servicios a la Comercialización Agropecuaria (Aserca) (Support Services for Agricultural Marketing)

5. Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (including the Instituto Mexicano de Comunicaciones and the Instituto Mexicano de Transporte) (Ministry of Communications and Transport, including the Mexican Institute of Communications and the Mexican Institute of Transportation)

6. Secretaría de Comercio y Fomento Industrial (Ministry of Commerce and Industrial Development)

7. Secretaría de Educación Pública (Ministry of Public Education)

  • Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History)
  • Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature)
  • Radio Educación (Radio Education)
  • Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Engineering and Industrial Development Center)
  • Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (National Council for Culture and the Arts)
  • Comisión Nacional del Deporte (National Sports Commission)

8. Secretaría de Salud (Ministry of Health)

  • Administración del Patrimonio de la Beneficencia Pública (Public Charity Fund Administration)
  • Centro Nacional de la Transfusión Sanguínea (National Blood Transfusion Center)
  • Gerencia General de Biológicos y Reactivos (Office of General Management for Biologicals and Reagents)
  • Centro para el Desarrollo de la Infraestructura en Salud (Center for Infrastructural Development in Health)
  • Instituto de la Comunicación Humana Dr. Andrés Bustamante Gurría (Dr. Andrés Bustamante Gurría Institute of Human Communication)
  • Instituto Nacional de Medicina de la Rehabilitación (National Rehabilitative Medicine Institute)
  • Instituto Nacional de Ortopedia (National Orthopedics Institute)
  • Consejo Nacional para la Prevención y Control del Síndrome de la Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida, (Conasida) (National Council for the Prevention and Control of the Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome)

9. Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare)

  • Procuraduría Federal de la Defensa del Trabajo (Office of the Federal Attorney for Labor Defense)

10. Secretaría de la Reforma Agraria (Ministry of Agrarian Reform)

  • Instituto de Capacitación Agraria (Institute of Agricultural Training)

11. Secretaría de Pesca (Ministry of Fisheries)

  • Instituto Nacional de la Pesca (National Institute of Fisheries)

12. Procuraduría General de la República (Office of the Attorney General of the Republic)

13. Secretaría de Energía, Minas e Industria Paraestatal (Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Parastatal Industry)

  • Comisión Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards)
  • Comisión Nacional para el Ahorro de Energía (National Commission for Energy Conservation)

14. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (Ministry of Social Development)

15. Secretaría de Turismo (Ministry of Tourism)

16. Secretaría de la Contraloría General de La Federación (Ministry of the Comptroller General of the Federation)

17. Comisión Nacional de Zonas Aridas (National Commission on Arid Zones)

18. Comisión Nacional de Libros de Texto Gratuito (National Commission on Free Textbooks)

19. Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos (National Commission on Human Rights)

20. Consejo Nacional de Fomento Educativo (National Educational Development Council)

21. Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Ministry of National Defense)

22. Secretaría de Marina (Ministry of the Navy)


1. This Schedule covers the numbered entities and those listed thereunder.

2. Translation provided for purposes of reference only.

Schedule of the United States

1. Department of Agriculture (Not including procurement of agricultural goods made in furtherance of agricultural support programs or human feeding programs. Federal buy national requirements imposed as conditions of funding by the Rural Electrification Administration will not apply to goods of Mexico and Canada, suppliers of such goods, and service suppliers of Mexico and Canada.)

2. Department of Commerce

3. Department of Education

4. Department of Health and Human Services

5. Department of Housing and Urban Development

6. Department of the Interior, including the Bureau of Reclamation (For goods of Canada, suppliers of such goods and service suppliers of Canada, this Chapter will apply to procurements by the Bureau of Reclamation of the Department of Interior only at such time as this Chapter applies to procurements by the Canadian provincial, not including local, hydro utilities.)

7. Department of Justice

8. Department of Labor

9. Department of State

10. United States Agency for International Development

11. Department of the Treasury

12. Department of Transportation (For purposes of Article 1018, the national security considerations applicable to the Department of Defense are equally applicable to the Coast Guard, a military unit of the United States.)

13. Department of Energy (Not including national security procurements made in support of safeguarding nuclear materials or technology and entered into under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act, and oil purchases related to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.)

14. General Services Administration (except Federal Supply Groups 51 and 52 and Federal Supply Class 7340)

15. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

16. Department of Veterans Affairs

17. Environmental Protection Agency

18. United States Information Agency

19. National Science Foundation

20. Panama Canal Commission

21. Executive Office of the President

22. Farm Credit Administration

23. National Credit Union Administration

24. Merit Systems Protection Board


26. United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

27. Office of Thrift Supervision

28. Federal Housing Finance Board

29. National Labor Relations Board

30. National Mediation Board

31. Railroad Retirement Board

32. American Battle Monuments Commission

33. Federal Communications Commission

34. Federal Trade Commission

35. Interstate Commerce Commission

36. Securities and Exchange Commission

37. Office of Personnel Management

38. United States International Trade Commission

39. Export-Import Bank of the United States

40. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

41. Selective Service System

42. Smithsonian Institution

43. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

44. Consumer Product Safety Commission

45. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

46. Federal Maritime Commission

47. National Transportation Safety Board

48. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

49. Overseas Private Investment Corporation

50. Administrative Conference of the United States

51. Board for International Broadcasting

52. Commission on Civil Rights

53. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

54. Peace Corps

55. National Archives and Records Administration

56. Department of Defense, including the Army Corps of Engineers

Annex 1001.1a-2: Government Enterprises

Schedule of Canada

1. Canada Post Corporation

2. National Capital Commission

3. St. Lawrence Seaway Authority

4. Royal Canadian Mint

5. Canadian National Railway Company

6. Via Rail Canada Inc.

7. Canadian Museum of Civilization

8. Canadian Museum of Nature

9. National Gallery of Canada

10. National Museum of Science and Technology

11. Defence Construction (1951) Ltd.


1. For greater certainty, Article 1019(5) applies to procurements by Canadian National Railway Company, St. Lawrence Seaway Authority and Via Rail Canada Inc., respecting the protection of the commercial confidentiality of information provided.

2. This Chapter does not apply to procurement by or on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mint of direct inputs for use in minting anything other than Canadian legal tender.

3. With respect to the Canadian National Railway Company, this Chapter applies to the procurement of goods, services and construction services for its railway operations, subject to any other exceptions in this Chapter.

Schedule of Mexico

Printing and Editorial

1. Talleres Gráficos de la Nación (National Printers)

2. Productora e Importadora de Papel, S.A. de C.V. (PIPSA) (Producer and Importer of Paper, S.A. de C.V.)

Communications and Transportation

3. Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA) (Airports and Auxillary Services)

4. Caminos y Puentes Federales de Ingresos y Servicios Conexos (Capufe) (Federal Toll Roads and Bridges and Related Services)

5. Servicio Postal Mexicano (Mexican Postal Service)

6. Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (Ferronales) (National Railways of Mexico)

7. Telecomunicaciones de México (Telecom) (Telecommunications of Mexico)


8. Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) (Mexican Petroleum) (Not including procurements of fuels or gas)

9. Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) (Federal Electricity Commission)

10. Consejo de Recursos Minerales (Mineral Resources Council)

11. Consejo de Recursos Mineros (Mining Resources Council)


12. Compañía Nacional de Subsistencias Populares (Conasupo) (National Company for Basic Commodities) (Not including procurements of agricultural goods made in furtherance of agricultural support programs or human feeding programs.)

13. Bodegas Rurales Conasupo, S.A. de C.V. (Conasupo Rural Storage Facilities, S.A. de C.V)

14. Distribuidora e Impulsora de Comercio, S.A. de C.V. (Diconsa) (Commercial Distributor and Trade Promotion S.A. de C.V.)

15. Leche Industrializada Conasupo, S.A. de C.V. (Liconsa) (Conasupo Industrialized Milk, S.A. de C.V.) (Not including procurements of agricultural goods made in furtherance of agricultural support programs or human feeding programs.)

16. Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Office of the Federal Attorney for Consumers)

17. Instituto Nacional del Consumidor (National Consumer Institute)

18. Laboratorios Nacionales de Fomento Industrial (National Industrial Development Laboratories)

19. Servicio Nacional de Información de Mercados (National Markets Information Service)

Social Security

20. Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE) (Social Security and Services Institute for Government Workers)

21. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) (Mexican Social Security Institute)

22. Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) (National System for Integrated Family Development) (Not including procurements of agricultural goods made in furtherance of agricultural support programs or human feeding programs.)

23. Servicios Asistenciales de la Secretaría de Marina (Social Security Services of the Department of the Navy)

24. Instituto de Seguridad Social para las Fuerzas Armadas Mexicanas (Social Security Institute for the Mexican Armed Forces)

25. Instituto Nacional Indigenista (INI) (National Institute of Indian Peoples)

26. Instituto Nacional Para la Educación de los Adultos (National Institute for Adult Education)

27. Centros de Integración Juvenil (Youth Integration Centers) 28. Instituto Nacional de la Senectud (National Institute on Old Age)


29. Comité Administrador del Programa Federal de Construcción de Escuelas (CAPFCE) (Administrative Committee of the School Construction Federal Program)

30. Comisión Nacional del Agua (CNA) (National Water Commission)

31. Comisión Para la Regularización de la Tenencia de la Tierra (Commission for the Regularization of Land Tenure)

32. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (Conacyt) (National Science and Technology Council)

33. Notimex, S.A. de C.V.

34. Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (Mexican Institute of Cinematography)

35. Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública (National Lottery for Public Assistance)

36. Pronósticos Deportivos (Sports Lottery)

Schedule of the United States

1. Tennessee Valley Authority

2. Bonneville Power Administration

3. Western Area Power Administration

4. Southeastern Power Administration

5. Southwestern Power Administration

6. Alaska Power Administration

7. St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

Note: For goods of Canada, suppliers of such goods and service suppliers of Canada, this Chapter will apply to procurements by the authorities and power administrations listed as items 1 through 6 only at such time as this Chapter applies to the procurements by the Canadian provincial, not including local, hydro utilities.

Annex 1001.1a-3: State and Provincial Government Entities

Coverage under this Annex will be the subject of consultations with state and provincial governments in accordance with Article 1024.

Annex 1001.1b-1: Goods

Section A - General Provisions

1. This Chapter applies to all goods, except to the extent set out in paragraphs 2 through 5 and Section B.

2. With respect to Canada, the goods listed in Section B purchased by the Department of National Defence and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are included in the coverage of this Chapter, subject to Article 1018(1).

3. With respect to Mexico, the goods listed in Section B purchased by the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional and the Secretaría de Marina are included in the coverage of this Chapter, subject to the application of Article 1018(1).

4. With respect to the United States, this Chapter will generally apply to Department of Defense purchases of the FSC categories listed in Section B subject to United States Government determinations under Article 1018(1).

5. This Chapter does not apply to the following purchases of the U.S. Department of Defense:

    (a) Federal Supply Classification (FSC) 83 - all elements other than pins, needles, sewing kits, flagstaffs, flagpoles and flagstaff trucks;

    (b) FSC 84 - all elements other than sub-class 8460 (luggage);

    (c) FSC 89 - all elements other than sub-class 8975 (tobacco products);

    (d) FSC 2310 - (buses only);

    (e) specialty metals, defined as steels melted in steel manufacturing facilities located in the United States or its possessions, where the maximum alloy content exceeds one or more of the following limits, must be used in products purchased by DOD: (1) manganese, 1.65 percent; silicon, 0.60 percent; or copper, 0.06 percent; or which contains more than 0.25 percent of any of the following elements: aluminum, chromium, cobalt, columbium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten or vanadium; (2) metal alloys consisting of nickel, iron-nickel and cobalt base alloys containing a total of other alloying metals (except iron) in excess of 10 percent; (3) titanium and titanium alloys; or (4) zirconium base alloys;

    (f) FSC 19 and 20 - that part defined as naval vessels or major components of the hull or superstructure thereof;

    (g) FSC 51; and

    (h) the following FSC categories are not generally covered due to application of Article 1018(1): 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 28, 31, 58, 59 and 95.

Section B - List of Certain Goods

(Numbers refer to the Federal Supply Classification code)

22. Railway equipment

23. Motor vehicles, trailers and cycles (except buses in 2310; and, for Canada and Mexico, except military trucks and trailers in 2320 and 2330 and tracked combat, assault and tactical vehicles in 2350)

24. Tractors

25. Vehicular equipment components

26. Tires and tubes

29. Engine accessories

30. Mechanical power transmission equipment

32. Woodworking machinery and equipment

34. Metal working machinery

35. Service and trade equipment

36. Special industry machinery

37. Agricultural machinery and equipment

38. Construction, mining, excavating and highway maintenance equipment

39. Materials handling equipment

40. Rope, cable, chain and fittings

41. Refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

42. Fire fighting, rescue and safety equipment (for Canada, except 4220: Marine life-saving and diving equipment; and 4230: Decontaminating and impregnating equipment)

43. Pumps and compressors

44. Furnace, steam plant, drying equipment and nuclear reactors

45. Plumbing, heating and sanitation equipment

46. Water purification and sewage treatment equipment

47. Pipe, tubing, hose and fittings

48. Valves

49. Maintenance and repair shop equipment

52. Measuring tools

53. Hardware and abrasives

54. Prefabricated structures and scaffolding

55. Lumber, millwork, plywood and veneer

56. Construction and building materials

61. Electric wire and power and distribution equipment

62. Lighting fixtures and lamps

63. Alarm and signal systems

65. Medical, dental and veterinary equipment and supplies

66. Instruments and laboratory equipment (for Canada, except 6615: Automatic pilot mechanisms and airborne Gyro components; and 6665: Hazard-detecting instruments and apparatus)

67. Photographic equipment

68. Chemicals and chemical products

69. Training aids and devices

70. General purpose automatic data processing equipment, software, supplies and support equipment (for Canada, except 7010: ADPE configurations)

71. Furniture

72. Household and commercial furnishings and appliances

73. Food preparation and serving equipment

74. Office machines, text processing system and visible record equipment

75. Office supplies and devices

76. Books, maps and other publications (for Canada and Mexico, except 7650: drawings and specifications)

77. Musical instruments, phonographs and home-type radios

78. Recreational and athletic equipment

79. Cleaning equipment and supplies

80. Brushes, paints, sealers and adhesives

81. Containers, packaging and packing supplies

85. Toiletries

87. Agricultural supplies

88. Live animals

91. Fuels, lubricants, oils and waxes (Canada and United States only)

93. Non-metallic fabricated materials

94. Non-metallic crude materials

96. Ores, minerals and their primary products (for Mexico, except 9620: minerals, natural and synthetic)

99. Miscellaneous

Continue on to Annex 1001.1b-2: Services