The NAFTA Secretariat, comprised of a Canadian Section, a United States Section and a Mexican Section, is responsible for the administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The Mexican Section of the Secretariat is established by the North American Free Trade Agreement and other agreements signed by Mexico with other Latin America countries.

In accordance with the dispositions of the mentioned agreements, the Secretariat has the following mandate:

  • Provide assistance to the free trade commissions;
  • Administrate dispute settlement procedures (i.e. provide administrative assistance to panels and tribunals); and
  • Assist in any other activity that the free trade commissions or the administrative commissions require, including assistence to committees and working groups for each agreement.

In this site you will find texts of the: 

  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - Rules of Procedures and Code of Conduct pertaining to the dispute resolution provisions,
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mexican United States and the Republic of Costa Rica (only Spanish version),
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mexican United States and the Republics of Colombia and Venezuela (only Spanish version),
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mexican United States and the Republic of Bolivia (only Spanish version),
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mexican United States and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua (only Spanish version),
  • Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Chile ant the Mexican United States (only Spanish version),
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mexican United States and the Republics of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras (only Spanish version), and
  • Free Trade Agreement between Mexican United States and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (only Spanish version).

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE ADMINISTRATION:

Panel Decisions and Reports relating to NAFTA.