Join the discussion: Developing a model Canadian digital trade agreement
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from July 15, 2022 to September 13, 2022.
The Government of Canada has started work to develop a model Canadian digital trade agreement. Global Affairs Canada invites all Canadians to share their views regarding the development of this model agreement, including feedback on its potential scope and content, as well as identifying potential trading partners Canada may seek to undertake negotiations with.
Join in: how to participate
The Government of Canada is seeking the views of industry stakeholders, non-governmental organizations, and all interested Canadians.
To participate in the consultation, interested parties are encouraged to review the background information and provide written comments by e-mail at TMSconsultation@international.gc.ca before the consultation period closes on September 13.
Please read the privacy notice statement carefully before sending a written submission, as it outlines how information will be collected and used.
Who can participate in this consultation?
The consultation is open to all Canadians. Any stakeholder or individual interested in international digital trade issues is invited to provide input as part of this consultation, including but not limited to:
- Canadian businesses, including micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises
- industry associations
- academics and experts
- provincial, territorial, and municipal governments
- Indigenous peoples
- civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations
- labour unions
- women’s associations
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and 2-spirit stakeholders
- other community groups
The Government of Canada is seeking views from a diverse range of Canadians and welcomes input from traditionally under-represented groups.
Purpose of the consultation
The Government of Canada is seeking to inform Canada’s position, interests, and sensitivities with respect to international digital trade. This includes views on the types of provisions that may be included in a Canadian standalone digital trade agreement, and potential partner countries. Please refer to the background information for more details. Input from the public consultations will help identify issues important to Canadians and assist in developing a model Canadian digital trade agreement.
What is the deadline for consultation submissions?
The submission period for the Canada Gazette notice will last 60 days, and end on September 13, 2022. The Government of Canada is committed to hearing from Canadians on this topic and will ensure that Canadians continue to have the opportunity to provide their views through our ongoing consultation efforts.
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Global Affairs Canada
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Ottawa ON, K1A 0G2
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