North American Free Trade Agreement
Annex IV: Exceptions from Most-Favored-Nation Treatment (Chapter 11)
Schedule of the United States
The United States takes an exception to Article 1103 for treatment
accorded under all bilateral or multilateral international agreements
in force or signed prior to the date of entry into force of this
For international agreements in force or signed after the date
of entry into force of this Agreement, the United States takes
an exception to Article 1103 for treatment accorded under those
(c) maritime matters, including salvage; or
(d) telecommunications transport networks and telecommunications
transport services (this exception does not apply to measures
covered by Chapter Thirteen (Telecommunications) or the production,
sale or licensing of radio or television programming).
With respect to state measures not yet set out in Annex I pursuant
to Article 1108(2), the United States takes an exception to Article
1103 for international agreements signed within two years of the
date of entry into force of this Agreement.
For greater certainty, Article 1103 does not apply to any current
or future foreign aid program to promote economic development,
such as those governed by the Energy Economic Cooperation Program
with Central America and the Caribbean (Pacto de San José)
and the OECD Agreement on Export Credits.
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