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Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

Chapter One: Objectives And Initial Provisions

Article 1.1: Establishment of the Free Trade Area

The Parties to this Agreement, consistent with Article XXIV of the GATT 1994 and Article V of the GATS, hereby establish a free trade area.

Article 1.2: Objectives

1. The objectives of this Agreement are:

2. The Parties shall interpret and apply the provisions of this Agreement in a manner that reflects the objectives set out in paragraph 1 and in accordance with applicable rules of international law.

Article 1.3: Relation to Other Agreements

1. The Parties affirm their existing rights and obligations with respect to each other under the WTO Agreement and other agreements to which they are party.

2. In the event of any inconsistency between this Agreement and the agreements referred to in paragraph 1, this Agreement prevails, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.

3. The WTO Agreement exclusively governs the rights and obligations of the Parties regarding subsidies and the application of anti-dumping and countervailing measures, including the settlement of any disputes about those matters.

Article 1.4: Relation to Multilateral Environmental Agreements

In the event of any inconsistency between an obligation in this Agreement and an obligation of a Party under:

the obligation in the agreements listed in sub-paragraphs (a) through (e) prevails. If, however, a Party has a choice among equally effective and reasonably available means of complying with that obligation, the Party shall choose the alternative that is the least inconsistent with the other provisions of this Agreement.

Article 1.5: Extent of Obligations

Each Party is fully responsible for the observance of all provisions of this Agreement and shall take reasonable measures available to it to ensure that the sub national governments and authorities within its territory observe the provisions of this Agreement.

Article 1.6: Reference to Other Agreements

When this Agreement refers to or incorporates by reference other agreements or legal instruments in whole or in part, those references include:

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