Learn more about Canada`s trade policy and key trade priorities, including how access to foreign markets is critical to our prosperity. “We are educating exporters on how they can use these agreements and succeed abroad,” says Jordan Turley, trade commissioner in the new TCS Engagement division. Its mission is to promote free trade agreements and international business development to support under-represented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in international trade, such as for example. B LGBTQ2 businesses, women, Indigenous property and youth. The first trade agreement between Canada and a foreign country was negotiated with France in 1893 and came into force in 1895, the same year the first commissioner of trade arrived in Sydney, Australia. The agreement gave the two countries most-favoured-nation status and extended minimum tariffs on certain products such as canned Canadian meat, fish and fruit. The British also insisted that Canada extend the treatment to itself and to countries with which it had contracts, including Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Russia. “We`re trying to advance these issues at the national, bilateral and multilateral levels,” McCall says. For example, Canada is trying to build dialogue and momentum on trade and gender within the World Trade Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and asia-pacific economic cooperation. CanExport is a major financing program that provides SMEs registered in Canada with direct financial assistance of up to $50,000 to diversify into new markets. The program allows you to choose from up to five target markets and from a wide range of export marketing activities. Applications are accepted throughout the year and a decision is communicated within 25 working days.
Discover new ways to expand your international presence. Canada`s broad (and growing) trade network provides Canadian businesses with preferential access to various markets around the world. On this page, you will find out about Canada`s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA), Plurilateral Agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. Note: The texts of the Treaty on this page are for information purposes only; The official texts of the treaty are published in Canada`s Treaty Series. Canada`s bilateral and regional trade agreements have been governed by the general rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which provide a forum for international trade negotiations, a framework for the implementation and monitoring of resulting agreements, and a dispute settlement mechanism.4 Canada has been a member of the WTO since its inception in 1995.5 Canada began negotiations on FIPs in 1989. and updated its FIPA model in 2003 based on its experience in implementing the investment components of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).14 Canada has 24 bilateral FIPA in force, with a series of negotiations on additional FIPA recently concluded or underway.15 Canada is currently in force in various bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (CFTA) with countries around the world. . . .