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Information on the consultations
Why is Canada holding consultations on a possible Canada-MERCOSUR FTA?
We want to hear from you. We need to hear your ideas, your experiences, and your priorities through these consultations.
These consultations will seek the views of Canadians to help define Canada’s interests in a possible free trade agreement, and identify opportunities for such an agreement to create wealth, innovation and jobs for Canadians.
Who is invited to participate?
We want to hear the views of all Canadians, including:
- Businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- Industry associations
- Civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations
- Labour unions
- Provincial, territorial and municipal governments
- Indigenous peoples
- Students and youth
- Any other interested Canadian stakeholders
What will be the focus of consultations?
The focus of consultations is to determine how Canada should best proceed regarding a possible FTA with MERCOSUR. This would include how to best improve market access, legal certainty and transparency for Canadian business, but also to understand any other related issues and concerns that are relevant when considering a possible FTA.
A Canada Gazette notice on consultations on a possible Canada-MERCOSUR FTA provides background information on this initiative, and lists areas for which the government is seeking your views.
What is the deadline for consultation submissions?
The submission period for the Canada Gazette notice will last 30 days, and end on May 29, 2017. The Government of Canada is committed to hearing from Canadians on this important subject and will ensure that Canadians continue to have the opportunity to provide their views as we engage with MERCOSUR, including through our ongoing consultation efforts.
How do I participate?
The government is seeking the views of all interested Canadians. There are different ways you can participate in these consultations.
Provide a written submission in response to the Canada Gazette notice until May 29, 2017, using one of these options:
Send your submission or any questions by email: email@example.com
Send your submissions or any questions by mail to:Canada–MERCOSUR trade consultations
Global Affairs Canada
Trade Negotiations Division (TCW)
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
Please read the privacy notice statement carefully prior to sending a written submission. With the provision of your personal opinion(s), we ask that you refrain from including the personal information of other individuals.
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