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Initial Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Jordan Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA)

Closing date: May 12, 2008

In keeping with the 2001 Framework for Conducting Environmental Assessments of Trade Negotiations, an Initial Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Jordan Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) negotiations has been conducted to help negotiators to better integrate environmental considerations into the negotiating process.

The Government of Canada has consulted with Canadian stakeholders on this step of the environmental assessment. A Notice of Intent to conduct an Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Jordan FIPA negotiations was posted on the Trade Negotiations and Agreements website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on February 18, 2008.

The report on the Initial Environmental Assessment is now released for a 27 day public consultation period until May 12, 2008. We welcome comments on this report, as well as comments on anticipated economic, environmental and policy-making impacts on Canada as a result of the Canada-Jordan FIPA negotiations. The Final Environmental Assessment report will be released before the coming into force of the Canada-Jordan FIPA.

Please send your contributions by email, mail or fax to:

Consultations and Liaison Division (CSL)
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
E-mail: consultations@international.gc.ca
Fax: (613) 944-7981