THE CANADIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (CFTA)
An intergovernmental trade agreement signed by Canadian Ministers that entered into force on July 1st, 2017. Its objective is to reduce and eliminate, to the extent possible, barriers to the free movement of persons, goods, services, and investments within Canada and to establish an open efficient, and stable domestic market.
REGULATORY RECONCILIATION AND COOPERATION TABLE RELEASES 2019 ANNUAL REPORTJune 9, 2020 – The Canadian Free Trade Agreement’s (CFTA’s) Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) continues its work to improve the regulatory environment in Canada. The RCT was established by the CFTA in 2017 to lead the reconciliation of regulatory differences among federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions that act as a barrier or impediment to trade for companies working in ... Read More
UPDATE – AMENDMENT TO THE CANADIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENTJanuary 15, 2020 – Federal, provincial and territorial governments (“Parties”) have committed to review their own Party-specific exceptions under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). The CFTA has been amended to allow Parties to remove or narrow their own Party-specific exceptions more quickly and efficiently. Parties will now be able to remove their exceptions without requiring the approval of all ... Read More
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