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Trade and gender provisions summary

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Canada has made gender equality and women’s economic empowerment a key priority in recent trade negotiations, including playing a leadership role to integrate gender-related provisions in the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). This includes labour obligations regarding the elimination of employment discrimination based on gender.

Trade liberalization can affect men and women in different ways. Canada worked with CUSMA partners to make sure this is addressed in the agreement, paying particular attention to the following issues:

Elements regarding trade and gender were included throughout the agreement, including in chapters on labour and investment.

Technical summary of negotiated outcomes: Gender-related provisions throughout CUSMA

CUSMA will contain gender-related provisions in the following chapters:



Small and medium sized enterprises (SMES):

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