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Committee on Regional Trade Agreements - Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA / CUSMA / T-MEC) - Goods and services - Questions and replies
日期:2021/10/26
作者:United States, Mexico
文件編號:WT/REG407/2
附件下載:WTREG407-2.pdf
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Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA/CUSMA/T‑MEC) (goods and services)

Questions and Replies

        The following communication, dated 15 October 2021, is being circulated at the request of the delegations of the United States, Mexico and Canada.

 

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Questions from Brazil

 

1.1.  Regarding section 3.52 of the Factual Presentation, have the Parties already discussed or adopted any sector-specific proposal to facilitate the acceptance of conformity assessment results?

Response from the Parties

 

        The Parties have bilateral mutual recognition agreements with each other to accept conformity assessment test results.

 

1.2.  Regarding section 3.4.2.1, how do the Parties understand that the provision to exclude partners from the application of global safeguards would be legal under multilateral rules?

Response from the United States and Mexico

 

        This issue is currently the subject of a claim in a USMCA dispute settlement proceeding, and the Parties are accordingly not in a position to comment on it.

 

Response from Canada

 

        The exclusion of regional trade partners from the application of global safeguards is consistent with multilateral rules including, in particular, Article XXIV of the GATT 1994.

 

1.3.  As regards section 3.4.2.1, how did the Parties develop the definitions of "substantial share" and "important contribution?

Response from the United States and Mexico

 

        This issue is currently the subject of a claim in a USMCA/CUSMA/TMEC dispute settlement proceeding, and the Parties are accordingly not in a position to comment on it.

 

Response from Canada

 

        The provisions related to "substantial share" and "important contribution" were developed by the Parties in the context of NAFTA negotiations. They were simply replicated in the new Agreement.