Canadian Treaty Series
E100634 - CTS 1940 No. 4
TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND URUGUAY
The Government of Canada and the Government of Uruguay, desiring to facilitate the commercial relations existing between Canada and Uruguay, have resolved to conclude a Trade Agreement and for this purpose have agreed upon the following Articles:
Canada and Uruguay will grant each other unconditional and unrestricted most-favoured-nation treatment in all matters concerning customs duties and subsidiary charges of every kind and in the method of levying duties, and, further, in all matters concerning the classification and interpretation of the tariffs, and the rules, formalities and charges imposed in connection with the clearing of goods through the customs.
Accordingly, natural or manufactured products having their origin in either country shall in no case be subject, in regard to the matters referred to above, to any duties, taxes or charges other or higher, or to any rules or formalities other or more burdensome, than those to which the like products having their origin in any third country are or may hereafter be subject.
Similarly, natural or manufactured products exported from the territory of Canada or Uruguay and consigned to the territory of the other country shall in no case be subject with respect to exportation and in regard to the above-mentioned matters, to any duties, taxes or charges other or higher, or to any rules or formalities other or more burdensome, than those to which the like products when consigned to the territory of any third country are or may hereafter be subject.
Any advantage, favour, privilege or immunity which has been or may hereafter be granted by Canada or Uruguay in regard to the above-mentioned matters, to a natural or manufactured product originating in any third country or consigned to the territory of any third country shall be accorded immediately and without compensation to the like product originating in or consigned to the territory of Uruguay or Canada, respectively.
The Contracting Governments will grant each other in all matters pertaining to the allocation of exchange made available for commercial transactions or in the allocation of quotas either in respect of exchange or in respect of quantitative control of imports, treatment not less favourable than is granted to any other country.
The Government of each country shall give sympathetic consideration to any representations which the other Government may make in respect of the application of the provisions of this Article.
The advantages now granted or which may hereafter be granted, in order to facilitate border traffic, in a zone which usually does not exceed 15 kilometres on each side of the border, and, further, the advantages resulting from any customs union now existing or which may hereafter come into existence and affecting either of the Contracting Governments, shall be excepted from the operation of this Agreement.
The advantages now granted, or which may hereafter be granted, by Uruguay exclusively to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay shall likewise be excepted from the operation of this Agreement.
The advantages now accorded, or which may hereafter be accorded, by Canada exclusively to other territories under the sovereignty of His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, or under His Majesty’s suzerainty or protection, shall be excepted from the operation of this Agreement.
The present Agreement shall be ratified and the instruments of ratification shall be exchanged at Montevideo as soon as possible. The Agreement shall come into force thirty days after the exchange of ratifications.
This Agreement shall remain in force for a period of three years. Unless at least six months before the expiration of the said period one of the Contracting Governments gives to the other notice of intention to terminate the Agreement, it shall remain in force until six months from such time as one of the Contracting Governments shall have given notice to the other.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect, have signed the present Agreement and have affixed their seals hereto.
DONE at Ottawa this twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, in duplicate, in English and Spanish, both texts being equally authentic.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Mateo Marques Castro