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TRADE AGREEMENTS & CONVENTIONS

 


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   Environmental Agreements
 

Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
http://www.cites.org/

This site is an in depth look at the CITES agreement, its components, and what bodies look over the agreement and its creation and implementation. There are also databases on fauna, flora, and other conservation as relates to CITES.

 

   Human Rights Agreements

 

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   Labor Agreements
 

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   Mutual Recognition Agreements
 

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   Trade Agreements: Bilateral, Multilateral, Regional

 

   Bilateral Trade Agreements  

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   Multilateral Trade Agreements

CITES: Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
http://www.cites.org/CITES/eng/index.shtml

Provides the text of the agreement, in addition to news related to its enforcement. Includes information regarding related conference and meetings.

WTO/GATT Free Trade Agreements
: http://www.sice.oas.org/tradee.asp#WTO/GATT

GATT: Adopted Panel Reports Within the Framework of GATT 1947 (1948 - 1994) http://www.sice.oas.org/DISPUTE/gatdispe.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - GATT 1947

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ur_round/58.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ronda_ur/58.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Punta_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Punta_s.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ur_round/urtoc.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/urrnd_f/index.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ronda_ur/rondaind.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

Singapore Ministerial Declaration (Adopted on 13 December 1996)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/Singap_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/Singap_f.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/Singap_s.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products (Singapore, 13 December 1996)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/itp_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/itp_f.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/itp_s.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

Geneva Ministerial Declaration (Adopted on 20 May 1998)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/GATT/geneva_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Gatt/geneva_f.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Gatt/geneva_s.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

WTO: Adopted Panel Reports, Appellate Body Reports, Arbitrator's Reports and Mutually Acceptable Solutions (1996 - 1999)
http://www.sice.oas.org/DISPUTE/wtoinde2.asp

Here you can find in Spanish, English or French, the official copies and appendixes and signing members of the international trade treaties, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade , Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version), the Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, the Singapore Ministerial Declaration, the Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, and the Geneva Ministerial Declaration.

 

   Regional Trade Agreements of the | Americas | European |

 

   

 

Andean Community: Resolutions of the General Secretariat and Rulings of the Court of Justice 
Spanish:
http://www.comunidadandina.org/andina.asp

This site is in Spanish, and offers the text of all the resolutions agreed to by the members of the Andean Pact.


 

CACM - Central American Common Market and its Members:

General Treaty on Central American Integration

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camertoc.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camerf.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camers.asp

This site can be found in either English, French or Spanish and has the text of the meeting decisions and the negotiated outcome to the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration between Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. (circa 1960).

Legal Instruments of Economic Integration
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/sica/SGindice.asp

This site is in Spanish and shows the tariff reduction agreements between Latin American countries from the late 1950’s to the present.

 

Central American Treaty on the Solution of Commercial Controversies
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/sica/solcontr.asp

This site is only in Spanish and shows what the governments of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua decided in terms of an effective side agreement to what had been decided in the WTO. It deals with the nations’ interests in using available instruments to establish effective "Central American Economic Integration." The countries also agree to establish a judicial mechanism to negotiate controversies on commercial issues.


 

CARICOM - Caribbean Community and Common Market:

Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/ccmetoc.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccms/crbind_s.asp

This site is in English and Spanish and has the official text, including Decisions and Protocols, of the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol VII: Disadvantaged Countries, Regions and Sectors)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protoc7a.asp

This site just contains the preamble and certain clarifications made to the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol VI: Transport Policy)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/PROTOC6.asp

This site just contains certain clarifications made to the section on transport policy in the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol V: Agricultural Policy)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protoc5.asp

This site just contains the certain clarifications made to the agricultural policy in the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol IV: Trade Policy)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protoc4a.asp

This site just contains the certain clarifications made to trade policy in the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol III: Industrial Policy)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/PROTOC3a.asp

This site just contains the certain clarifications made to industrial policy in the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol II: Establishment, Services and Capital) - Montego Bay, July 1997
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/PROTOCOL2.asp

This site just contains the certain clarifications made to services and capital sections of the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community - Chaguaramas, July 4, 1973
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protocol1.asp

This site contains some of the first changes made to the CARICOM treaty in 1974.


Temporary Non-Reciprocal Agreements:

CARICOM - Colombia

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/caricome.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/caricoms.asp

This site is in English and Spanish and contains the text to the Agreement on Trade, Economic, and Technical Cooperation between the Caribbean Community and Colombia.

 

CARICOM - Venezuela

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/carivex.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/carven1s.asp

This site is in English and Spanish and contains the text to the Agreement on Trade, Economic, and Technical Cooperation between the Caribbean Community and Venezuela.



The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Process

 

FTA: Arbitral Panel Reports under Chapter 18 of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
Canada / U.S.:
http://www.sice.oas.org/DISPUTE/uscanfta/uscantoc.asp

Chapter 18 of the Canada-U.S. FTA establishes the ability to arbitrate conflicts such as the West Coast salmon and herring from Canada and the interpretation of and Canada's compliance with Article 701.3 with respect to durum wheat sales. Text of these arbitration hearings are available on-line.


 

Summits of the Americas:

1994 Miami: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#Miami
1998 Santiago: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#Santiago

These sites include the text of Miami, Denver, Cartagena, Belo Horizonte, San Jose, and Toronto meetings for the Summit of Americas conferences. You can find the papers, proposals, and recommendations made at the conferences, and the Juridical Implementation of the future trade agreement (FTAA) in Spanish.


 

Trade Ministerials and Business Fora:

1995 Denver: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#denver

These sites include the text of Miami, Denver, Cartagena, Belo Horizonte, San Jose, and Toronto meetings for the Summit of Americas conferences. You can find the papers, proposals, and recommendations made at the conferences, and the Juridical Implementation of the future trade agreement (FTAA) in Spanish.

1996 Cartagena: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#carta

These sites include the text of Miami, Denver, Cartagena, Belo Horizonte, San Jose, and Toronto meetings for the Summit of Americas conferences. You can find the papers, proposals, and recommendations made at the conferences, and the Juridical Implementation of the future trade agreement (FTAA) in Spanish.

1997 Belo Horizonte: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#belo

These sites include the text of Miami, Denver, Cartagena, Belo Horizonte, San Jose, and Toronto meetings for the Summit of Americas conferences. You can find the papers, proposals, and recommendations made at the conferences, and the Juridical Implementation of the future trade agreement (FTAA) in Spanish.

1998 San José: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#costa

These sites include the text of Miami, Denver, Cartagena, Belo Horizonte, San Jose, and Toronto meetings for the Summit of Americas conferences. You can find the papers, proposals, and recommendations made at the conferences, and the Juridical Implementation of the future trade agreement (FTAA) in Spanish.

1999 Toronto: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#Toronto

These sites include the text of Miami, Denver, Cartagena, Belo Horizonte, San Jose, and Toronto meetings for the Summit of Americas conferences. You can find the papers, proposals, and recommendations made at the conferences, and the Juridical Implementation of the future trade agreement (FTAA) in Spanish.

Official FTAA Site: http://www.ftaa-alca.org/

This is the official FTAA web site with documents on  Ministerials,
Trade Negotiations Committee, Negotiations, Committees, Working Groups, Business Facilitation, Technical Assistance, Publications, and Data Bases.


General Association and Cooperation Agreements:

 

Association of Caribbean States
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/GEN_COOP/ACSTOC.asp

This is the site with the Convention Establishing the Caribbean States, including all Appendixes and Protocols in the text.

 

Third Declaration of Tuxtla
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/GEN_COOP/tuxtla_s.asp

This is the declaration and text of the meeting between the nations Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Belize in 1998 to discuss the similarities and closeness between the nations in the past in order to build on this for the future.

 

Group of Three
Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/G3_E/G3E_TOC.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/go3/G3INDICE.asp

This site, in English and Spanish, has the text to the Treaty on Free Trade Between the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of Venezuela and Mexico.


 

MERCOSUR / MERCOSUL - Southern Common Market:

Treaty of Asuncion

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/mrcsrtoc.asp
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrp/mrcsrinp.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/mrcsrins.asp

This site has the full text of the Treaty of Asuncion which established the Mercosur Community.

 

Protocol of Ouro Preto

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/ourop/index.asp
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrp/ourop/ouropinp.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/ourop/ouropins.asp

This site details in more specific terms the legal contracts, dispute settlement, and budget of Mercosur.

 

Protocol of Brasilia for the Solution of Controversies

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN0191e.asp
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN0191p.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN0191.asp

This site has the text which Mercosur members agreed to in recognition of the importance of having an efficient instrument to ensure compliance of the aforesaid Treaty and of the dispositions from which they. The text aims to strengthen relations between the State Parties on a foundation of justice and equity;

 

Protocol of Colonia

Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN1193p.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN1193.asp

In Spanish and Portuguese, this site lists the text which discusses investment and the protection of investment in the Mercosur community.

 

Protocol of Montevideo on Trade in Services in the Southern Common Market
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/an1397s.asp

This site discusses services commitments in Mercosur.

 

Declaration Concerning Financial Mechanisms for Regional Integration
Portuguese:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/MRCSRP/deintreg.asp

This site discusses financial commitments for Mercosur members.

 

Agreement between MERCOSUR and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay establishing the location and functions of the Mercosur Administrative Secretariat
Portuguese:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrp/secretar.asp

This site discusses the administrative functions of the Mercosur members.

 

Decisions of the Council of the Common Market

Portuguese and Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/indice.asp

From 1991-1999, the decisions made by the Mercosur community in full text are available.

 

Resolutions of the Common Market Group

Portuguese and Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/resolutions/indice.asp

From 1991-1999, the resolustions made by the Mercosur community in full text are available.

 

Bolivia - MERCOSUR: Economic Complementation Agreement

Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsbo/merbo_p.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsbo/merbo_s.asp

The text of this treaty aims to establish institutional and judicial cooperation via economic integration. This is Bolivia’s statement of its intent as a Mercosur observing partner to achieve this.

 

Chile - MERCOSUR: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/msch/mschind.asp

The text of this treaty aims to establish institutional and judicial cooperation via economic integration. This is Chile’s statement of its intent as a Mercosur observing partner to achieve this.

 

European Community - MERCOSUR: Interregional Framework Cooperation Agreement

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/merco_eu/m_eu_toc.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/merco_eu/m_eu_ind.asp

This site has the text which is the Interregional Framework Cooperation Agreement
between the European Community and its Member States
and the Southern Common Market and its Party States.

 

Framework Agreement for the Creation of a Free Trade Area between the Andean Community and MERCOSUR
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Mrcsr/MeAnCo_s.asp

This is the full text of the agreement which establishes a FTA between the Andean Pact and Mercosur communities.

 

Address to the XII Meeting of the Common Market Council
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/ruggie_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/ruggie_s.asp

This is the full text of the address delivered 19 June 1997 by Mr. Renato Ruggiero, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, to the XII Meeting of the Common Market Council at the MERCOSUR Heads of State Summit in Asunción, Paraguay.

 

Proceedings of the XXIV Meeting of the Common Market Group
Portuguese:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/MRCSRP/FORT.asp

From the 1996 Mercosur meeting, this site contains the notes from the meeting.

 

Joint Declaration of the Presidents of the Mercosur Countries
Portuguese:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/MRCSRP/ComPresp.asp

Text of a joint declaration that discusses social values, democratic values, and improved living standards for Mercosur nations via free trade.

 

Additional information:
Portuguese:
http://www.mre.gov.br/getec/webgetec/bdmsul/inicio.htm
Spanish: http://www.rau.edu.uy/mercosur/

A Mercosur data bank with information in Portuguese, including texts of the decisions, resolutions, and directives.

 

Spanish: http://www.rau.edu.uy/mercosur/
In Spanish, this site gives the background of Mercosur and assessments of the treaties. This comes from an academic site in Uruguay.


NAFTA

Canada, Mexico, and the United States

 

Text of the Agreement
English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/naftatce.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/index.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_s/indice1.asp

This is the site with the full text of NAFTA, including national treatment, tariff and non-tariff barrier agreements.

 

North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/naftatce.asp#environ
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/index3.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_s/indice3.asp#ambiental

This is the site with the text of the environmental side accord.

 

North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/naftatce.asp#labor
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/index3.asp#Labor
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_s/indice3.asp#laboral

This is the text of the labor side accord between members of NAFTA.

 

Understanding Between the Parties to the NAFTA Concerning Chapter Eight - Emergency Action
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/naftatce.asp#emergency

This site is linked to the text of the four articles that the parties’ agreement to establish additional procedures to facilitate the effective use of Chapter Eight of the North American Free Trade Agreement

 

Joint Statement of Trade Ministers - Fourth Meeting of the NAFTA Comission
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/nafta4_e.asp

A joint statement between trade ministers in 1997 which reaffirmed their strong commitment to the NAFTA and its value in promoting trade, investment, economic growth and jobs in member countries.

 

Joint Statement of Trade Ministers - Fifth Meeting of the NAFTA Comission
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/nafta5_e.asp

A joint statement between trade ministers in 1998 which reaffirmed their strong commitment to the NAFTA and its value in promoting trade, investment, economic growth and jobs in member countries.

 

Joint Statement of Trade Ministers - Sixth Meeting of the NAFTA Comission
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/nafta6_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/nafta_s/nafta6_s.asp

A joint statement between trade ministers in 1999 which reaffirmed their strong commitment to the NAFTA and its value in promoting trade, investment, economic growth and jobs in member countries.

 

Reports to the Free Trade Commission (established under NAFTA Article 2001)

Agricultural Trade - Report to the Commission by the NAFTA Committee on Agricultural Trade
(Chapter Seven, Article 706)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/agric_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/agric_f.asp

This site looks at summaries of agriculture commitments for NAFTA members, including ideas from the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes for Agricultural Goods, tariffs, and marketing standards.

 

Financial Services - Report for the NAFTA Commission Meeting by the Financial Services Committee
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/finse_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/finse_f.asp

A site with a short report on the Financial Services Committee (FSC) which was established pursuant to Article 1412 of the NAFTA. Its key function is to oversee the implementation of the Chapter on Financial Services. The overall perception is that the implementation of Chapter 14 has functioned well. There have not been any disputes to date.

 

Government Procurement and Small Business - 1994-1996 Report from the Working Group on Government Procurement and Small Business (Chapter Ten, Article 1021)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/procu_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/procu_f.asp

A short report is available on this site from the NAFTA Government Procurement Working Group (Chapter 10 of the Agreement) which was established by the signatories to resolve issues related to government procurement, to provide a forum for future negotiations, and to facilitate technical cooperation between the Parties.

 

Investment and Services - Report of the NAFTA Working Group on Investment and Services (Chapter 11 and 12)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/inves_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/inves_f.asp

This site details the history to investment and services commitments in NAFTA, from 1994 to 1997.

 

Private Commercial Disputes - NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/disp1_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/disp1_f.asp

This site has background information and present projects of the NAFTA Commission established the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes (Committee), as required by NAFTA Article 2022. The Committee is required to report and make recommendations to the Commission on general issues referred to it by the Commission on the availability, use and effectiveness of arbitration and other procedures for the resolution of private international commercial disputes in the free trade area.

 

Rules of Origin - Report to the Free Trade Commission Working Group on Rules of Origin (including Customs Subgroup) - February 1997 (Chapter Five, Article 513)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/origi_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/origi_f.asp

This site has information on what changes have been made by the Working Group on Rules of Origin to the customs rules in NAFTA.

 

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Report from the NAFTA Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - June 21, 1996 (Chapter Seven, Article 722)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/sanit_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/sanit_f.asp

This site briefly discusses the NAFTA SPS discussions, and includes information on the Technical Working Group on Pesticides.

 

Temporary Entry of Business Persons - Report from the Temporary Entry Working Group - Chapter 16
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/temen_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/temen_f.asp

This site looks at what was decided at the Temporary Entry Working Group (TEWG) which met in November 1995 in Washington, D.C., and in November 1996 in Ottawa, Canada, in fulfillment of its obligations under Article 1605. The meetings provided the opportunity to discuss issues arising from the application of Chapter 16 of the NAFTA by each party and to develop common understanding among the three Parties.

 

 

Trade and Competition - Interim Report of the NAFTA 1504 Working Group on Trade and Competition
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/compe_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/compe_f.asp

This is the interim report made by the Working Group on Trade and Competition to NAFTA members. The Group is required to report to the NAFTA Commission on issues concerning the relationship between competition law and policy and trade in the free trade area, and to make recommendations on further work as appropriate. In this interim report, the WG describes its work accomplished to date and its work plan for the remainder of its five year mandate.

 

Trade in Goods - March 1997 Report from the Committee on Trade in Goods (Chapter Three, Article 316)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/goods_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/goods_f.asp

This briefly goes over the tariff acceleration plans for NAFTA members and the two tariff acceleration rounds for the members on some goods.

 

Trade in Worn Clothing - Report on NAFTA Committee on Trade in Worn Clothing (Chapter Three, Annex 300-B, Section 9.1)
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/cloth_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/cloth_f.asp

This site briefly discusses the work accomplished and ongoing of the Committee that assesses the potential benefits and risks that may result from the elimination of existing restrictions on trade between the Parties in worn clothing and other worn articles, including the effects on business and employment opportunities, and on the market for textile and apparel goods in each Party.

 

 

Trade Remedies - Report by the NAFTA Trade Remedies Working Groups
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/reports/remed_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta_f/reports/remed_f.asp

In 1993, the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, to further their strong and mutually beneficial trading relationship, agreed to establish the Trade Remedies Working Groups to seek solutions that reduce the possibility of disputes concerning the issues of subsidies, dumping, and the operation of trade remedy laws regarding such practices. This site briefly describes some of the accomplishments.

 

 

Treaty of Montevideo - 1980
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Montev_tr/indexe.asp
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Montev_tr/indice_p.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Montev_tr/indice.asp

This site has the text of the Treaty of Montevideo which is the instrument establishing the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI).

 

Resolutions:
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Montev_tr/Resoluc.asp
This site contains the resolutions that make up part of the Treaty of Montevideo.

 

Bilateral Agreements

Bolivia - Mexico
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mexbo_s/mbind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Bolivia-Mexico Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Canada - Chile
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chican_e/chcatoc.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Chican_f/chcamenf.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Chican_s/chcaind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the Chile-Canada Trade Agreement in Spanish, English, and French.

 

Central America - Dominican Republic
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camdrep/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Central America-Dominica Republic Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Central America - Chile
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chicam/chicamin.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Central America-Chile Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile - Mexico
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chmefta/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Chile-Mexico Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Costa Rica - Mexico
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Mexcr_s/mcrind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Costa Rica-Mexico Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Mexico - Nicaragua
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/menifta/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Nicaragua-Mexico Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Argentina: Argentina - Chile: Economic Complementation Agreement (Second Protocol). Signed in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16, 1992
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/argchi/argchi_s.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Argentina-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Bolivia: Bolivia - Chile: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/chibol/chbolind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Bolivia-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Brazil: Brazil and the Andean Community Members of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela: Partial Scope Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/acecabrs/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the Brazil-Andean Pact Community Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile: Chile - Argentina: Economic Complementation Agreement (Second Protocol). Signed in Montevideo, Uruguay, June 16, 1992
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/argchi/argchi_s.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Chile-Argentina Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile: Chile - Bolivia: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/chibol/chbolind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the Chile-Bolivia Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile: Chile - Colombia: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chcol_s/chcoltoc.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Chile-Colombia Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile: Ecuador: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chec1.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Chile-Ecuador Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile: Chile - Mexico: Economic Complementation Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chimex/chimexe.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chimex/chmexind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Chile- Mexico Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile: Chile - Peru: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chilper/chpeind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Peru-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Chile: Chile - Venezuela: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chventoc.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Venezuela-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Colombia: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela (as Members of the Andean Community) with Brazil: Partial Scope Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/acecabrs/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Brazil-Andean Pact Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Colombia: Colombia - Chile: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chcol_s/chcoltoc.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Colombia-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Colombia: Colombia - Panama: Partial-Scope Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/colpan_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/colpan_s.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Colombia-Panama Partial Scope Agreement in Spanish.

 

Costa Rica: Costa Rica - Panama: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pancose.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pancoss.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Costa Rica-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement.

 

Dominican Republic: Dominican Republic - Panama: Trade Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pandoms.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Dominican Republic-Panama Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Ecuador: Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela (as Members of the Andean Community) with Brazil: Partial Scope Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/acecabrs/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Andean Pact and Brazil Partial Scope Agreement in Spanish.

 

Ecuador: Ecuador - Chile: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chec1.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Ecuador-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

El Salvador: El Salvador - Panama: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panelse.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panelss.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral El Salvador-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Guatemala: Guatemala - Panama: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pangua_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panguas.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Guatemala-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Honduras: Honduras - Panama: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panhons.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Honduras-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Mexico: Mexico - Chile: Economic Complementation Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chimex/chimexe.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chimex/chmexind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Mexico-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Mexico: Mexico - Panama: Partial-Scope Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/panmexe.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/panmexs.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Mexico-Panama Partial Scope Agreement in Spanish.

 

Nicaragua: Nicaragua - Panama: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pannice.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pannics.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Nicaragua-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - Colombia: Partial-Scope Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/colpan_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/colpan_s.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Colombia-Panama Partial Scope Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - Costa Rica: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pancose.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pancoss.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Costa Rica-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - Dominican Republic: Trade Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pandoms.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Dominican Republic-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - El Salvador: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panelse.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panelss.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral El Salvador-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - Guatemala: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pangua_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panguas.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Guatemala-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - Honduras: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/panhons.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Honduras-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - Mexico: Partial-Scope Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/panmexe.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/panmexs.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Mexico-Panama Partial Scope Agreement in Spanish.

 

Panama: Panama - Nicaragua: Free and Preferential Trade Agreement
English:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pannice.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/preftrade/pannics.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Nicaragua-Panama Free and Preferential Trade Agreement in Spanish.

 

Peru: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela (as Members of the Andean Community) with Brazil: Partial Scope Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/acecabrs/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Andean Pact-Brazil Partial Scope Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Peru: Peru - Chile: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chilper/chpeind.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Peru-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Venezuela: Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia (as Members of the Andean Community) with Brazil: Partial Scope Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/acecabrs/indice.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Andean pact-Brazil Partial Scope Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

Venezuela: Venezuela - Chile: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish:
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/chventoc.asp

This site contains full text of the chapters, articles, and annexes to the bilateral Venezuela-Chile Economic Completion Agreement in Spanish.

 

   European Free Trade Agreements EFTA

http://www.efta.int/structure/EFTA/efta-sec.cfm

This site has the Stockholm Convention text that established the EFTA, bilateral commitments between Switzerland and the European Community, the European Economic Area, and Joint Committee declarations. Annual reports and documents are also available in the ‘Publications’ link.


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