North American free trade agreement (NAFTA) - Information on consultations

Why is Canada holding consultations on the renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA)?

On May 18, 2017, the United States formally notified Congress of its intention to initiate negotiations related to NAFTA with Canada and Mexico. In order to prepare for the negotiations, Canada is undertaking a broad consultation process with Canadians.

We want to hear from you. We need to hear your ideas, your experiences, and your priorities in these consultations.

Engaging with Canadians will be an important factor in informing the Government’s positions and proposals in any renegotiation of NAFTA. It will also serve to determine Canada’s objectives and approach to the negotiations.

Who is invited to participate?

All interested Canadians are invited to share their views or comments on the renegotiation of NAFTA, including:

What will be the focus of consultations?

We are interested in hearing about what aspects or elements of NAFTA have worked well for Canadians and should remain as is and where changes or improvements could be desirable.

For those who wish to provide their views directly online, complete the consultations form.

How do I participate?

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of all interested Canadians. There are different ways you can participate in these consultations:

  1. Provide a written submission using one of these options:

    1. Send your submission by email: NAFTA-Consultations-ALENA@international.gc.ca
    2. Or mail to:

      NAFTA Consultations
      Global Affairs Canada
      Trade Negotiations – North America (TNP)
      Lester B. Pearson Building
      125 Sussex Drive
      Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2

  2. Complete the online consultation form on the renegotiation of NAFTA.

    Please read the privacy notice statement carefully prior to sending a written submission.

  3. Participate in a consultation event. View the list of upcoming and past consultation events.
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