Closing date: February 21, 2008 In keeping with the 2001 Framework for Conducting Environmental Assessment of Trade Negotiations, an Initial Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Andean Community Free Trade Agreement negotiations has been conducted to help negotiators to better integrate environmental considerations into the negotiating process.
The Government of Canada has consulted with Canadians on this step of the environmental assessment, including business groups, non-governmental organizations and the general public. On October 13, 2007, a Notice of Intent to conduct an Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Andean Community negotiations was issued in the Canada Gazette and posted on the Trade Negotiations and Agreements website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
The report on the Initial Environmental Assessment is now released for public consultation until February 21, 2008. We welcome comments on this report, as well as comments on anticipated economic or environmental impacts on Canada as a result of the Canada-Andean Community FTA negotiations. The Final Environmental Assessment report will be released after the conclusion of the negotiations.
Please send your contributions by email, mail or fax to:
Consultations and Liaison Division (CSL)
Initial Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Andean Community Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
Fax : (613) 944-7981