Before you provide your personal information, please take a few moments to review the following privacy statement.
Global Affairs Canada is seeking the views of the Canadian public and interested stakeholders regarding the new tariff rate quotas (TRQ) established under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The submissions received during the consultation process will be used for the purposes of informing the Government of Canada’s implementation of its commitments in the CPTPP and informing options to manage the new TRQs.
Global Affairs Canada is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals and businesses and safeguarding the personal information under its control in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act.
“Personal information” is defined as any information, in any form, about an identifiable individual, including details of an individual’s personal experiences, opinions or views. Please refer to Section 3 of the Privacy Act for further details regarding personal information.
Personal information is collected under the authority of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, Section 10(2)(e) and is described in the Personal Information Bank: Outreach Activities (PSU 938).
Completion of the respondent profile fields is not mandatory; however, if completed, the information may be used by Global Affairs Canada officials for clarification regarding your submission, to schedule a requested follow-up meeting with Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Controls Policy Division, to disseminate program-related information, or to issue an invitation to a trade-related event, seminar or workshop.
Please ensure that you limit the information you provide in your submission to only that related to implementing Canada’s CPTPP TRQ commitments. You are asked not to include the personal information of another individual, which includes personal views and opinions about them, as the Privacy Act considers these statements to be the personal information of the other individual.
Do be advised that Global Affairs Canada may publish reports, internally or externally, that will summarize submissions received. These reports will not contain any personal information that could potentially identify you.
Global Affairs Canada will not use the information you submit, including your contact information, for any other purpose without first obtaining your explicit consent.
For the purpose of ensuring a common Government of Canada approach in implementing CPTPP provisions, your submission may be shared with other government departments— particularly Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada—involved with the supply-managed products subject to import controls. For your information, all practices covering the handling of personal information by other departments are governed by the Privacy Act, just as are those of Global Affairs Canada.
Your personal information will be retained by Global Affairs Canada for up to 10 years following the close of the consultation so that we may contact you for feedback regarding the implementation of the CPTPP. After 10 years, personal information will be destroyed.
You have the right to the protection of your personal information, including the right to request access to, and correction of, your personal information when you believe there is an error or omission. You may contact the department’s Access to Information and Privacy Protection Division at firstname.lastname@example.org to exercise these rights. If contacting the department, please refer to this specific consultation, title and date.
You also have the right to file a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) at any time regarding Global Affairs Canada’s handling of your personal information. For more information about submitting a complaint with the OPC, please visit the OPC website at www.priv.gc.ca.
It is important to know that your submission constitutes consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the information provided therein, subject to certain exceptions as per the Privacy Act, and as described in this privacy notice statement.