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2 Trade Agreements Canada Has Signed

Some countries choose to go beyond the requirements of WTO agreements by negotiating bilateral or regional trade agreements with additional obligations and rules. While this would appear to be contrary to the principle of equal treatment between WTO trading partners or to what is known as the “most favoured nation,” bilateral or regional trade agreements are permitted as long as the criteria set out in Article 24 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and Article 5 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) are met7. , tariffs or discrimination, in essence, all trade between or between the parties; nor should it increase the barriers faced by countries that are not parties to the agreement.8 Canada-EFTA (“CEFTA”) and bilateral agreements focus exclusively on the liberalization of trade in goods. They do not deal with other forms of economic trade, such as trade in services or foreign investment. The 153 WTO members are all contracting parties to 16 WTO multilateral trade agreements covering trade in goods and services, intellectual property protection, dispute settlement and trade policy review. Some members, including Canada, are also parties to two multi-lateral trade agreements covering civil aircraft and public procurement6 A country chooses a partner for a FIPA based on a wide range of criteria, such as economic interests, current and future direct investment prospects, investor protection in the host country, the likelihood of an appropriate agreement and other foreign policy or foreign policy factors.13 The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada , the United States and Mexico came into force on January 1, 1994 and created, after GDP, the world`s largest free trade region. Until 2014, NAFTA`s GDP was estimated at more than $20 trillion, with a market of 474 million people. [5] [6] Based on this success, Canada continues to negotiate free trade agreements with more than 40 countries and has free trade agreements, most recently with South Korea, Canada`s first free trade agreement with an Asia-Pacific partner. Since 2018, Canada has also concluded two other important multilateral trade agreements: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement with 10 other Pacific countries. [7] On September 21, 2017, CETA was provisionally implemented, immediately removing 98% of the EU`s customs positions on Canadian products.

[8] Canada is currently the only G7 country to have free trade agreements with all other G7 countries. Free trade with the last G7 country, Japan, began with the entry into force of the CPTPP on 30 December 2018. Clause 2 contains definitions that contain some of the most important elements and parameters of the legislation. For the purposes of this summary, three people are worth mentioning. First, the CTATA is called the “agreement,” while the other three agricultural treaties are called “bilateral agreements.” Second, references to the “minister” refer to the Minister of International Trade. Finally, the “joint committee” mentioned in the bill is the committee established under section 26 of the CTA. Discover new ways to expand your international presence. Canada`s broad (and growing) commercial network provides Canadian businesses with preferential access to various markets around the world. This page examines Canada`s Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA), multilateral agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements.