Exploratory discussions for a possible Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement

On September 8th, 2017, Canada and ASEAN member states announced the launch of exploratory discussions for a possible Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement (FTA). The discussions will give both sides an opportunity to exchange information about each other’s typical approach to FTA discussions, domestic regulatory regime and to explore the details of a possible Canada-ASEAN FTA.

The Government of Canada wishes to expand trade and investment with large, fast-growing markets, including ASEAN. ASEAN as a region is the sixth largest economy in the world, and Canada’s sixth largest trading partner.

Public consultations will be launched in the future to seek the views of Canadians in order to help define Canada’s interests and identify the best opportunities for such an agreement to create wealth, innovation and jobs for Canadians.

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We continue to welcome your views and invite you to send your comments regarding a possible Canada-ASEAN FTA at any time via email:

Trade Policy and Negotiations - Asia (TCA)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
Fax: 613-944-5119

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