Consultations on the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on the scope of the renegotiation and modernization of the existing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico. Canada Gazette Part 1 vol. 151 No.22 June 3, 2017 provides background details on the areas of concern and new trade areas with respect to the renegotiation and modernization of the NAFTA.

The Government is seeking views on key areas in NAFTA that could be clarified or updated, and on any new areas that should form part of a modernized agreement. Furthermore, given that NAFTA has been in force for over 20 years, the Government is seeking information on the areas that have been the most beneficial to Canadian exporters. Views should also take into account reactions to potential proposals from the United States or Mexico where Canada could be pressed to take on commitments to address perceived trade irritants.

This notice is part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing domestic consultation process with stakeholders, including provinces and territories, businesses, civil society organizations, labour unions, academia, Canada’s Indigenous peoples, and individual Canadians.

All interested parties are invited to submit their views by July 18, 2017. Please be advised that any information received as a result of this consultation will be considered as public information, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Contributions can be sent by email or mail to the following:

Mail: NAFTA Consultations
Global Affairs Canada
Trade Negotiations — North America (TNP)
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2