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Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Chapter Six: Standards-Related Measures

Letter in Reply (Building Products) from Korea

September 22, 2014

Mr. Ian Burney
Chief Negotiator for Canada
Ottawa, Canada

Dear Mr. Ian Burney,
I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter, dated , with regards to the Standards-Related Measures Chapter of the Free Trade Agreement between our two Governments.

I hereby confirm that the Korean delegation shares the understanding with the Canadian delegation that, pursuant to Article 6.5.2(g) (Cooperation in Sector Specific Initiatives), a technical ad hoc working group on standards related measures related to building products and related assemblies will be established by Canada and Korea, at the request of either Party, without delay following entry into force of this Agreement to facilitate trade through cooperation and information sharing on standards-related measures in this sector.

I have the further honour to confirm that my Government shares this understanding and that your letter and this letter in reply shall constitute an integral part of the Free Trade Agreement, but that neither Party may have recourse to dispute settlement under the Free Trade Agreement regarding this letter.

Kyong-lim Choi
Chief Negotiator
for the Republic of Korea

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