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Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement


Article 16.1: Subsidies, Countervailing and Antidumping Measures

1. The rights and obligations of the Parties relating to subsidies and countervailing measures are governed by the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, contained in Annex 1A of the WTO Agreement.

2. The rights and obligations of the Parties relating to the application of antidumping measures are governed by the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, part of Annex 1A of the WTO Agreement.

3. Each Party reserves the right to apply its antidumping law and countervailing duty law to goods imported from the territory of the other Party in conformity with its law and the principles of the Agreements referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2.

Article 16.2: Government Procurement

1. The rights and obligations of the Parties relating to government procurement are governed by the Agreement on Government Procurement, contained in Annex 4 of the WTO Agreement.

2. The Parties shall endeavour to negotiate further liberalisation of access by suppliers of the other Party to their government procurement.

Article 16.3: Temporary Entry of Business Persons

In view of the preferential trading relationship between the Parties, the Parties shall facilitate temporary entry, on a reciprocal basis, for business persons who are otherwise qualified for entry under applicable measures of the Parties relating to public health, safety and national security and governed by the principles established in the GATS, in particular the Annex on Movement of Natural Persons Supplying Services under the Agreement.

Article 16.4: Corporate Social Responsibility

1. The Parties affirm the importance of each Party encouraging enterprises operating within its territory or subject to its jurisdiction to voluntarily incorporate into their business practices and internal policies those guidelines and principles of corporate social responsibility that have been endorsed or are supported by that Party, including the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises. These guidelines and principles address issues such as labour, environment, gender equality, community relations and anti-corruption.

2. The Parties shall make all possible efforts, through dialogue, consultations and cooperation to resolve any matter that may arise relating to this Article.

3. A Party shall not have recourse to dispute settlement under this Agreement for any matter arising under this Article.

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