Provisions on Trade in Services in Trade and Integration Agreements in the Western Hemisphere
Part I: Sub-regional Trade and Integration Agreements
I. Legal Name/Effect
GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES
1 January 1995
Legally binding instrument applicable to all WTO/GATS members.
NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
1 January 1994
Group of Three
TREATY ON FREE TRADE BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA, THE REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA AND THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES
1 January 1995
GENERAL TREATY ON CENTRAL AMERICAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION BETWEEN COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS AND NICARAGUA.
The Treaty came into force in respect to Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua on 4 June 1961, eight days after the deposit of the third instrument of ratification; on 27 April 1962 for Honduras and on 23 September 1963 for Costa Rica, the dates of deposit of their instruments of ratification.
CARICOM - Caribbean Community and Common Market
Chapter IV: General and Final Provisions, Article 24
This Treaty shall enter into force on 1 August 1973; if instruments of
ratification have been previously deposited in accordance with Article
23 of this treaty by the States mentioned in Article 2 paragraph 1(a)
(iii), (vii), (viii) and (xiii), and if not, then on such later date
on which the fourth such instrument has been so deposited.
ANDEAN SUB-REGIONAL INTEGRATION AGREEMENT,
Decision 439: General Framework of Principles and Standards for the
Liberalization of Trade in Services in the Andean Community
The Agreement was superseded by several Decisions on specific issues.
Some of the Decisions related to specific sectors are listed in Part III
of their Compendium.
Central America/Dominican Republic
TREATY ON FREE TRADE BETWEEN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
(1 January, 1999). Treaty in process of ratification.
Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) Agreement
Protocol of Montevideo on Trade in Services of MERCOSUR Sectoral Annexes
to the Montevideo Protocol on Trade in Services of MERCOSUR.
Protocol of Ouro Preto (dec. 1994)
Protocol of Brasilia (dec. 1991)
Protocol of Montevideo and Annexes in process of ratification.
Agreement on Economic Cooperation between MERCOSUR and Bolivia.
28 February 1997.
Agreement on Economic Cooperation between MERCOSUR and Chile.
1 October 1996.