Chapter Twenty-Two-- Final Provisions
Article 22.1: Annexes, Appendices, and Footnotes
The Annexes, Appendices, and footnotes to this Agreement constitute an integral part of
Article 22.2: Amendments
1. The Parties may agree on any amendment of this Agreement. The original English and
Spanish texts of any amendment shall be deposited with the Depositary, which shall promptly
provide a certified copy to each Party.
2. When so agreed, and approved in accordance with the applicable legal procedures of each
Party, an amendment shall constitute an integral part of this Agreement to take effect on the date
on which all Parties have notified the Depositary in writing that they have approved the
amendment or on such other date as the Parties may agree.
Article 22.3: Amendment of the WTO Agreement
If any provision of the WTO Agreement that the Parties have incorporated into this
Agreement is amended, the Parties shall consult with a view to amending the relevant provision
of this Agreement, as appropriate, in accordance with Article 22.2.
Article 22.4: Reservations
No Party may enter a reservation in respect of any provision of this Agreement without
the written consent of the other Parties.
Article 22.5: Entry into Force
1. (a) This Agreement shall enter into force on January 1, 2005, provided that the
United States and one or more other signatories notify the Depositary in writing
by that date that they have completed their applicable legal procedures.
(b) If this Agreement does not enter into force on January 1, 2005, this Agreement
shall enter into force after the United States and one or more other signatories
make such a notification, on such later date as they may agree.
2. Thereafter, this Agreement shall enter into force for any other signatory 90 days after the
date on which that signatory notifies the Depositary in writing that it has completed its applicable
legal procedures. Unless the Parties otherwise agree, a signatory may not provide a notification
under this paragraph later than two years after the date of entry into force of this Agreement.
3. The Depositary shall promptly inform the Parties and non-Party signatories of any
notification under paragraph 1 or 2.
Article 22.6: Accession
1. Any country or group of countries may accede to this Agreement subject to such terms
and conditions as may be agreed between such country or countries and the Commission and
following approval in accordance with the applicable legal procedures of each Party and
2. The instrument of accession shall be deposited with the Depositary, which shall promptly
inform each Party of the accession.
Article 22.7: Withdrawal
1. Any Party may withdraw from this Agreement by providing written notice of withdrawal
to the Depositary. The Depositary shall promptly inform the Parties of such notification.
2. A withdrawal shall take effect six months after a Party provides written notice under
paragraph 1, unless the Parties agree on a different period. If a Party withdraws, the Agreement
shall remain in force for the remaining Parties.
Article 22.8: Depositary
The original English and Spanish texts of this Agreement shall be deposited with the
General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, which shall serve as depositary. The
Depositary shall promptly provide a certified copy of the original texts to each signatory.
Article 22.9: Authentic Texts
The English and Spanish texts of this Agreement are equally authentic.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective
Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE, at Washington in English and Spanish, on this 5th day of August, 2004.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HONDURAS:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NICARAGUA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: