Canada lifts tariffs on Mexican heavy-duty rigs and certain other products

| Friday, January 11, 2002

Vehicles sold between Mexico and Canada will be without duties or tariffs according to an agreement by the three NAFTA nations effective Jan. 1, 2002 -- a year ahead of schedule.

In addition to most vehicles, Mexico will eliminate tariffs for such products as certain wood pulp, railway stock parts, buses and construction vehicles. For its part, Canada is eliminating tariffs on motor vehicles originating in Mexico. Tariffs on qualifying goods traded between Canada and the United States have been duty-free since 1998.

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