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Premiers Reach Deal in Principle on Canadian Free Trade Agreement; Creates Expectations, Raises Questions


Ottawa, July 22, 2016—The Canadian Chamber of Commerce reacts with cautious optimism to the announcement that Canada’s Premiers have reached an agreement in principle on internal trade. It is expected that the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, once implemented, will allow for freer trade within Canada and contribute to eliminating regulatory barriers between provinces and territories. This has been a long-standing demand of the Canadian Chamber, outlined most recently in the Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2016.



Investments in Canada’s Trade Infrastructure Are Necessary to Maintain Competitiveness in North America and Beyond

Ottawa, June 28, 2016—In a time of heightened international competition, Canada’s transport infrastructure requires significant investment to maintain its trade competitiveness in international markets – including the key U.S. and Mexican markets. Canada’s export-based economy relies upon efficient roads, ports, waterways, railways, airports and pipelines to move Canadian products and services. In a new report released today, The Infrastructure that Matters Most, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canada West Foundation make the case for the need to invest in trade-enabling infrastructure.

Posted on 28-06-2016

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