Canada Agreement On Internal Trade

The TYA was signed in 1994 by the federal, provincial and territorial governments (excluding Nunavut) and came into force in 1995. The TIA was the first pan-Canadian agreement to remove barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment in Canada. The federal government is responsible for negotiating Canada`s international trade agreements. The Alberta government defends provincial interests when the federal government negotiates these international agreements, particularly in areas of provincial jurisdiction or where there are significant economic benefits to the province. Examples of Canada`s international trade agreements for Alberta are presented below. The CIT meets annually. The last personal meeting of the CIT took place on 29 May 2019. Minister Morneau participated in part of the CIT meeting in May 2019 as Minister of Internal Trade. A statement issued by Minister Morneau following the meeting is in Part C. The Reconciliation and Regulatory Cooperation Table (RCT) is a committee of senior federal, provincial and territorial officials (FPT) that provides governments with a forum to remove trade barriers arising from different regulations across the country and to cooperate in the development of common regulatory measures for new sectors or problems. Saskatoon, SK, July 10, 2019 – Domestic trade is critical to business growth in all provinces and regions, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses.

Inter-provincial trade in goods and services has grown steadily over the years, reaching more than $406 billion in 2017. In recent years, steady and significant progress has been made in trade liberalization in Canada, increasing access to coast-to-coast markets, improving labour mobility for workers, and reducing business bureaucracy. Premiers are committed to continuing their cooperation to ensure the success of Canada`s Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and further reduce trade incentives. Prime Ministers are calling on the federal government to remove barriers, including in its areas of jurisdiction. In June 2019, the Prime Ministers held their annual conference of Western prime ministers to discuss a number of areas of common interest, such as market access, internal trade and worker mobility. They pledged to improve domestic trade and reaffirmed the importance of efforts to reduce barriers and pledged to improve labour mobility between their legal systems.