Trade Topics

Dispute Settlement

International panels concerning Canada and trade dispute settlements.

Goods

This page outlines Canada's participation in trade negotiations relating to market access that provide the opportunity to expand our presence in world markets and increase the benefits that our citizens derive from trade and economic growth.

Government Procurement

Foreign government procurement markets are worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually and offer significant potential opportunities for Canadian exporters. Governments, suppliers, and taxpayers have all benefitted from the efforts to open government procurement markets.

Intellectual Property

The emphasis on innovation as a measure of global competitiveness as well as the growth in participation of the Canadian economy in global trade have made the international dimension of intellectual property policy increasingly important.

Investment

Enhancing Canada's investment opportunities abroad is essential to Canada's ongoing international competitiveness. Foreign investment links Canadian companies, consumers and workers to the new knowledge based global economy.

Services

This page outlines Canada's participation in services trade negotiations that provide the opportunity to expand our presence in world markets and increase the benefits that our citizens derive from trade and economic growth.

Trade and Environment

The linkages between trade and environment are multiple and complex. This page outlines Canada’ participation in trade negotiations relating to the environment and describes Canadian objectives of enhancing market access for environmental goods and seeking to ensure that trade liberalization and environmental protection are mutually supportive.