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United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

The provisions of the U.S./Canada Free Trade Agreement were adopted by the U.S. with the enactment of the FTA Implementation Act of 1988. The FTA not only reduced tariffs on imported merchandise between Canada and the U.S., but opened up new areas of trade in investment services, agriculture, and business travel. In order to be eligible for FTA treatment, goods must not enter the commerce of a third country, or, if shipped through a third country, must remain under customs control.
Several publications about the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement are available from: the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5301 Shawnee Rd., Alexandria, VA 22312 USA; Tel: [1] (703) 605-6585; Web: www.ntis.gov.
Other sources of information about the agreement can be obtained from the Office of North American Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR); 600 17th St. NW; Washington, DC 20508 USA; Web: www.ustr.gov.

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