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Committee on Trade and Development - Dedicated session on regional trade agreements - Factual presentation - Partial Scope Agreement between Mexico and Paraguay - Goods - Report by the Secretariat
日期:2021/03/12
作者: Mexico and Paraguay
文件編號:WT/COMTD/RTA4/1
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Factual Presentation

partial scope Agreement between Mexico and Paraguay
(Goods)

Report by the Secretariat

This report, prepared for the consideration of the Partial Scope Agreement between Mexico and Paraguay, has been drawn up by the WTO Secretariat on its own responsibility and in full consultation with the Parties. The factual presentation reproduces as closely as possible the terminology used in the Agreement and in the comments provided and does not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the Secretariat of such terminology. The report has been drawn up in accordance with the rules and procedures contained in the Decision for a Transparency Mechanism for Regional Trade Agreements (WT/L/671) and thus does not imply any value judgement by the Secretariat regarding the contents of the Agreement.

Any technical questions arising from this report may be addressed to Maria Donner Abreu (tel: +41 22 739 5244). Any statistical questions arising from this report may be addressed to Any statistical questions arising from this report may be addressed to Ms. Rowena Cabos (tel: +41 22 739 5185).

 

 


 

Table of Contents

Page

1   Trade Environment..................................................................................... 4

2   Characteristic Elements of the Agreement....................................... 6

2.1   Background information.................................................................................................... 6

3   Provisions on trade in goods............................................................... 8

3.1   Import duties and charges, and quantitative restrictions................................................... 8

3.1.1   General provisions............................................................................................................ 8

3.1.2   Liberalization of trade and tariff lines................................................................................ 8

3.1.3   Liberalization schedule................................................................................................... 10

3.1.3.1   Mexico......................................................................................................................... 10

3.1.3.2   Paraguay..................................................................................................................... 12

3.1.4   Tariff rate quotas........................................................................................................... 14

3.2   Rules of origin................................................................................................................. 14

3.3   Export duties and charges, and quantitative restrictions................................................. 15

3.4   Regulatory provisions of the agreement.......................................................................... 15

3.4.1   Standards...................................................................................................................... 15

3.4.2   Safeguard mechanisms.................................................................................................. 16

3.4.2.1   Global safeguards........................................................................................................ 16

3.4.2.2   Bilateral safeguards..................................................................................................... 16

3.4.2.3   Safeguards for balance of payments reasons............................................................... 16

3.4.2.4   Withdrawal of concessions........................................................................................... 17

3.4.3   Anti-dumping and countervailing measures.................................................................... 17

3.4.4   Subsidies and State-aid.................................................................................................. 17

3.4.5   Customs-related procedures........................................................................................... 17

4   General Provisions of the Agreement.............................................. 17

4.1   Transparency.................................................................................................................. 17

4.2   Current payments and capital movements....................................................................... 17

4.3   Exceptions...................................................................................................................... 18

4.4   Accession and withdrawal............................................................................................... 18

4.5   Institutional framework................................................................................................... 18

4.6   Dispute settlement.......................................................................................................... 18

4.7   Relationship with other agreements concluded by the Parties.......................................... 18

4.8   Government procurement............................................................................................... 20

4.9   Intellectual property rights.............................................................................................. 20

4.10   Competition.................................................................................................................. 20

4.11   Environment................................................................................................................. 20

4.12   Labour.......................................................................................................................... 21

4.13   Electronic Commerce..................................................................................................... 21

4.14   Small and medium-sized enterprises............................................................................. 21

4.15   Other provisions............................................................................................................ 21

4.15.1   Special and differential treatment................................................................................. 21

Annex 1............................................................................................................... 22

ANNEX 2............................................................................................................... 26