Dispute Resolution

An integral part of the Agreement is its dispute resolution process whereby Parties undertake to resolve disputes in a conciliatory, cooperative and harmonious manner. Accordingly, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) provides for progressive steps in its dispute avoidance and resolution processes under Chapter Ten.

As a requirement of the dispute resolution procedures, the Secretariat tracks the progress of complaints and publishes reports issued by a Presiding Body. All such reports are added to this site as soon as they become publicly available.


Dispute Resolution Under the AIT

In 2017 the CFTA replaced the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). AIT Dispute resolution procedures are located in Chapter Seventeen of the AIT. An archive of Panel and Screener Reports issued under the AIT can be found at the link below:

AIT – Dispute Resolution Archive