Ottawa, April 8, 2015
- This new memorandum describes the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA) Rules of Origin.
This memorandum contains a link to the CHFTA Rules of Origin Regulationsand provides a link to the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Web site where the Rules of Origin for the CHFTA may be found.
Rules of Origin
1. The following provisions of the Canada–Honduras Free Trade Agreement have the force of law in Canada:
- (a) Articles 4.1 to 4.3;
- (b) Paragraph 1 of Article 4.4;
- (c) Articles 4.5 to 4.13; and
- (d) Annexes 4.1 and 4.5.
Coming Into Force
2. These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 43 of the Canada–Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act, chapter 14 of the Statues of Canada, 2014, comes into force, but if these Regulations are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.
Guidelines and General Information
1. The CHFTA may be found on the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Web site.
2. Chapter Four: Rules of Origin contains the general rules of origin that set out the criteria to determine the originating status of a good, as well as other general conditions and requirements.
3. Annex 4.1: Specific Rules of Origin sets out the product specific rules of origin that establish the point at which materials or components have undergone sufficient production within the free trade area for the good produced to be considered originating.
4. For more information, within Canada call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time / except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.
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