Notice of Intent to Conduct an Environmental Assessment of the Modernization of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
On January 21, 2014, Canada and Israel announced the launch of negotiations to expand and modernize the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA).
The Government of Canada is conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to inform these negotiations. Interested parties are invited to comment on any likely and significant environmental impacts of a modernized CIFTA on Canada.
The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable development. Mutually supportive trade, investment and environmental policies can contribute to this objective. To this end, negotiators endeavor to obtain relevant information and otherwise improve their understanding of the relationship between trade and environmental issues at the earliest stages of decision making through an open and inclusive process. Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are critical to this work.
This process is undertaken in accordance with the 2010 Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan, and Program Proposals.
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All interested parties are invited to submit their views on any likely and significant environmental impacts on Canada resulting from a modernized CIFTA by May 26, 2014.
Contributions can be sent by e-mail, fax or mail to:
Environmental Assessment Consultations – Modernization of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
Trade Policy and Negotiations Division (TPE)
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1J1
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