September 24, 2020

RULES ON ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION ENTER INTO FORCE

September 24, 2020 – Federal, provincial, and territorial governments (“Parties”) acknowledge the entry into force, within the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), of specific rules regarding electricity transmission in Canada. On June 25, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador provided written notice to the Internal Trade Secretariat to enact specific rules on electricity transmission found in Annex 309: Electricity Transmission Service Providers …

September 17, 2020

MINISTERS MEET TO DISCUSS ONGOING INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE INTERNAL TRADE

September 17, 2020 – The Committee on Internal Trade (CIT) Chair, Premier Andrew Furey (NL), hosted a teleconference yesterday for Ministers and senior officials representing federal, provincial and territorial governments responsible for the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). During the meeting, updates were provided regarding various CFTA initiatives including financial services, cannabis for non-medical purposes, and trade in alcohol. An …

June 9, 2020

REGULATORY RECONCILIATION AND COOPERATION TABLE RELEASES 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

June 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 …

January 15, 2020

UPDATE – AMENDMENT TO THE CANADIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

January 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 …

January 13, 2020

HELPING ALCOHOL PRODUCERS EXPAND INTO NEW CANADIAN MARKETS

January 13, 2020 – The Federal, provincial, and territorial governments have developed a new website to give businesses involved in Canada’s alcoholic beverage industry a comprehensive source of information on rules and regulations across the country related to the liquor industry. The website makes it easier for alcohol manufacturers, agents and other related businesses seeking to expand their operations into …

August 6, 2019

Panel submits compliance report regarding the decision in the dispute of Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the Government of Alberta

Winnipeg – August 6, 2019 – A Panel under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) has issued its report regarding the request to ensure compliance for the decision in the Person to Government dispute between Artisan Ales Consulting Inc. and the Government of Alberta regarding beer mark-ups. The Panel found the Province of Alberta to be in compliance with the …

May 29, 2019

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Action Plan: Trade in Alcoholic Beverages

Federal, provincial, and territorial governments have agreed on an Action Plan to enhance interprovincial trade of alcoholic beverages, outlining commitments to improve consumer choice and greater transparency and access to markets for alcohol producers. The Action Plan stems from the 2017 Canadian Free Trade Agreement, which established the Alcoholic Beverages Working Group (ABWG). The ABWG sought to identify specific opportunities …

November 23, 2018

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL TRADE – ALL PARTIES CONTINUE TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY

Montreal, Quebec – November 23, 2018 – The federal, provincial and territorial Ministers, and senior officials, responsible for Internal Trade met today in Montreal for the annual meeting of the Committee on Internal Trade (CIT). Under the Chairmanship of Pierre Fitzgibbon, the Québec Minister of Economy and Innovation, this meeting served as a work session during which Ministers reviewed the …