Final Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

The Government of Canada has concluded negotiations for the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). Further to the notice of intent to conduct a strategic environmental assessment and the initial environmental assessment, Global Affairs Canada has completed a final Environmental Assessment of the negotiations.

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 endeavour to consider, when appropriate, potential environmental effects of trade negotiations. Strategic environmental assessments of trade negotiations are critical to this work. The purpose of this Final EA Report is to document the outcome of negotiations in relation to the EA process.

Strategic environmental assessments of trade negotiations are prepared pursuant to the 2010 Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan, and Program Proposals.

All interested parties are invited to submit their comments on the Final Environmental Assessment of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement by Monday, March 21, 2016.

Comments can be sent by email, fax or mail to:

E-mail: EAconsultationsEE@international.gc.ca
Mail: Canada-Israel FTA Modernization Negotiations - Environmental Assessment
Trade Policy and Negotiations Division (TPE)        
Global Affairs Canada
S7-169
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON,  K1A 0G2

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