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Notice of Intent to Conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA)

Closing date: December 29, 2005

The Government of Canada will be undertaking a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the negotiations for a Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA). Comments are invited on any likely and significant environmental impacts of the negotiations on Canada.

The Government of Canada is committed to sustainable development. Mutually supportive trade and environmental policies can contribute to this objective. To this end, the Minister of International Trade, with the support of his Cabinet colleagues, has directed trade officials to improve their understanding of, and information base on, the relationship between trade and environmental issues at the earliest stages of decision making, and to do this through an open and inclusive process. Environmental assessments of trade negotiations are critical to this work.

This process is guided by the 2001 Framework for Conducting Environmental Assessments of Trade Negotiations with direction from the 1999 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 the likely and significant environmental impacts on Canada resulting from the Canada-China FIPA negotiations by December 29, 2005.

Contributions can be sent by e-mail, fax or mail to:

Fax: (613) 944-7981
Mail: Consultations & Liaison Division
Environmental Assessment Consultations – Canada-China FIPA
International Trade Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2