Closing date: July 25, 2008
In keeping with the 2001 Framework for Conducting Environmental Assessments of Trade Negotiations, an Initial Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement negotiations has been conducted to help negotiators better integrate environmental considerations into the negotiating process.
The Government of Canada is working closely with provincial and territorial governments throughout the environmental assessment process. It has consulted with Canadians on this step of the environmental assessment, including business groups, non-governmental organizations and the general public. On March 1, 2008, a Notice of Intent to conduct an Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Jordan FTA negotiations was issued in the Canada Gazette.
The report on the Initial Environmental Assessment is now released for public comment until July 25, 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 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 & Liaison Division
Environmental Assessment Consultations – Canada-Jordan FTA
International Trade Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
Fax: (613) 944-0757