Comparative Guide Chile - U.S. FTA and DR - CAFTA - Chapter 2: General Definitions

A Comparative Guide to the Chile-United States Free Trade Agreement and the
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement


Chapter Two: General Definitions


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Both Agreements set forth in their respective Chapters on General Definitions (Chapter 2 in both), a common set of terminology frequently used throughout the text of the respective FTA.  Each Chapter includes descriptions for: central level of government, Commission, customs authority, covered investment, customs duty, Customs Valuation Agreement, days, enterprise, enterprise of a Party, existing, GATS, GATT 1994, Harmonized System (HS), heading, measure, national, originating, person, person of a Party, preferential tariff treatment, procurement, regional level of government, Safeguards Agreement, SPS Agreement, state enterprise, subheading, territory, TRIPS Agreement and WTO Agreement.

In addition, the Chile-U.S. FTA includes a definition for the TBT Agreement.

DR-CAFTA includes definitions for Central America, Party, and sanitary or phytosanitary measures.

While both texts include a similar definition for the term “goods of a Party”, the Chile-U.S. FTA stipulates that “A good of a Party may include materials of other countries”.

Both Agreements also include an annex that includes country-specific definitions regarding territorial limits and the definition of a natural person who has the nationality of a Party as set in domestic legislation

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