Trade in 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.
Canada and Trade in Services
The services sector is an important part of the Canadian economy - it employs approximately three Canadians in four. This section describes how trade in services is an important and growing contributor to the Canadian economy and the economies of most of our trading partners.
- Learn more about Canada and trade in services
- Learn more on the resources and statistics available for trade in services
Agreements linked to Trade in Services
Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
The TISA is a potential agreement that is being negotiated between 23 World Trade Organization members in order to advance the liberalization of trade in services while the Doha Round is at an impasse.
- Learn more on the Trade in Services Agreement
Bilateral & Regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
Services are an important and growing part of the Canadian economy. Although Canada is already a significant services exporter in several sectors, it has much potential to grow. Therefore, trade in services is often included in the Free Trade Agreements negotiated by the Canadian government in order to provide more market access and legal stability, and therefore helping Canadian companies to expend and sell their services in new markets. The chapters that refer to trade in services in Canadian FTAs are: Cross-Border Trade in Services, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Temporary Entry for Business Persons, and Electronic Commerce.
- Learn more about the area of services in bilateral and regional trade Negotiations and Agreements
WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
- Learn more about the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Sercvices (GATS) and status of current negotiations
Information for Developing Country Services Suppliers
- Find out more about how services are regulated in Canada
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Trade in Services Division (TMS)
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 promenade Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2
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