Provisions on Trade in Services in Trade and Integration Agreements in the Western Hemisphere
Part I: Sub-regional Trade and Integration Agreements
III. Coverage: B. Bodies
PART I, Article I - Scope and Definition
Measures by Members are measures taken by:
(i) central, regional or local governments and authorities; and
(ii) non-governmental bodies in the exercise of powers delegated by central, regional or local governments or authorities.
No specific reference to bodies covered by the agreement. However, compliance by federal, state, provincial and local governments is assumed under Article 1206 which specifies that Articles 1202 (national treatment), 1203 (MFN) and 1205 (local presence) do not apply to any existing non-conforming measure maintained by: (i) a Party at the federal level, (ii) a state or province, for two years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement, and thereafter as set out by a Party in its Schedule to Annex I, or (iii) a local government. It also specifies that any existing non-conforming measure maintained by a state or province must be listed in Annex I, within two years of the date of entry into force of this Agreement.
Group of Three
No specific reference to bodies covered by the agreement. However, Article 10-07 (Consolidation of the Measures) refers to different governmental levels for measures that does not conform with Articles 10-04 (National Treatment), 10-05 (MFN) and 10-06 (Local Presence). It also specifies that the Parties shall sign a Protocol in which any state or departmental non-conforming measure should be listed within two years of the date of entry into force of this Treaty.
Central America/Dominican Republic