Canada - European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Free Trade Agreement Between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland)

Annex B - Referred to in Articles 4 and 5

Canadian Measures

1. Without prejudice to the rights of the EFTA States under the WTO Agreement, Articles 4 and 5 of this Agreement shall, in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Annex, not apply to:

a. controls on the export of logs;

b. controls on the export of unprocessed fish pursuant to applicable provincial legislation;

c. the importation of any goods of the prohibited provisions of tariff items 9897.00.00, 9898.00.00 and 9899.00.00 referred to in the Schedule of Canada’s Customs Tariff, S.C. 1997, c.36;

d. excise duties on absolute alcohol used in manufacturing under the existing provisions of Canada’s Excise Act, 2001, S.C. 2002, c.22, as amended;

e. prohibitions on the use of foreign or non-duty paid ships in the coasting trade in Canada unless granted a licence under Canada’s Coasting Trade Act, S.C. 1992, c. 31; and

f. measures concerning the internal sale and distribution of wine and distilled spirits.

2. For the measures referred to in sub-paragraphs 1(b) to 1(f), Articles 4 and 5 of this Agreement shall not apply to:

a. the continuation or prompt renewal of a non-conforming provision of any existing measure; and

b. an amendment to a non-conforming provision of any existing measure to the extent that the amendment does not decrease its conformity with Articles 4 and 5 of this Agreement.