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Public consultations on a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between Canada and China

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The information requested will be analysed by the Department for the purpose of identifying the views and interests of stakeholders on a potential FTA with China, which will help to inform the Government of Canada’s decision on next steps on expanding trade and investment with China. Your personal information may be shared with Other Government Departments that are working with Global Affairs Canada for the purpose of ensuring a common Government of Canada approach. The information that you provide may be summarized without attribution in a public report.

The information is collected under the authority of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, Sections 10(2)(d) and 10(2)(e).

The personal information collected will be retained for ten years and disposed of by 2027.

Personal information will be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act and is described in Treasury Board Secretariat’s Standard Personal Information Bank Outreach Activities (PSU 938)

Should you decide to participate in these public consultations, it is important to know that the submission of your information constitutes your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information provided herein, subject to certain exemptions and exceptions as per the Privacy Act.

Individuals have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution’s handling of their personal information.

Please refrain from providing any third party personal information that could directly and indirectly link to a specific, identifiable person.

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