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Information on the consultations
Why is Canada holding consultations on a possible Canada-China FTA?
We want to hear from you. We need to hear your ideas, your experiences, and your priorities through these consultations.
Engaging with Canadians will be an important factor in the Government’s decision on whether to ultimately launch FTA negotiations, and for determining Canada’s objectives and approach to potential negotiations.
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 China. 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-China FTA provides background information on the Canada-China FTA initiative, and lists areas for which the government is seeking your views. For those individuals that wish to provide their views directly online, complete the consultation form.
When and where will consultations take place?
Consultation activities, including the submission period for the Canada Gazette notice, will last 90 days, and end on June 2, 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 China, including through additional consultations in the event that Canada and China decide to move to formal FTA negotiations.
A list of upcoming and past consultation activities will be made available as events are confirmed.
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 June 2, 2017, using one of these options:
- Complete the online consultation form based on the Canada Gazette notice on consultations on a possible Canada-China FTA.
- Send your submission or any questions by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send your submissions or any questions by mail to:
Canada-China Trade Consultations
Global Affairs Canada
Trade Negotiations Division – Asia
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
Please read the privacy notice statement carefully prior to sending a written submission.
- Participate in a consultation event. A list of upcoming and past consultation activities will be made available as events are confirmed.
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