Canada-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement negotiations timeline
The following timeline describes milestones toward a Canada-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (Canada-UK FTA):
March 24, 2022
Canada and the United Kingdom (UK) announced the launch of negotiations toward a Canada-UK FTA that would best reflect the Canada-UK bilateral trade relationship.
March 7, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The leaders discussed next steps for the FTA between Canada and the United Kingdom.
February 16, 2022
The Honourable Mary Ng tabled in Parliament Canada’s objectives for negotiations for a Canada-UK FTA, in accordance with the Policy on Tabling of Treaties in Parliament.
December 15, 2021
The Honourable Mary Ng spoke with UK Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan, and reiterated the importance of the upcoming Canada-UK FTA negotiations as an opportunity to expand and strengthen trade ties with the UK.
December 13, 2021
The Honourable Mary Ng tabled in Parliament a notice of intent to enter into negotiations toward a Canada-UK FTA, in accordance with the Policy on Tabling of Treaties in Parliament.
April 1, 2021
The Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement entered into force, providing continuity between Canada and the UK until a new agreement enters into force. Under the terms of the agreement, Canada and the UK committed to begin negotiations on a comprehensive bilateral FTA within a year of its entry into force.
March 12, 2021
Canada launched public consultations to seek the views of Canadians regarding possible future trade negotiations, including talks for the UK’s potential accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
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