Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI National News
June 14, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying and expanding market access opportunities that will help Canadian businesses grow and create job opportunities for hard-working Canadians.
Today, the Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, introduced legislation in the House of Commons for the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The CPTPP will provide Canadian exporters and investors across a broad range of sectors with preferential access to fast-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam. The CPTPP also contains the first-ever chapter devoted to small and medium-sized businesses, making it easier for them to export, grow their companies and create good middle-class jobs.
The CPTPP will set a new standard for free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region by including robust and enforceable provisions in areas such as labour and the environment. The Agreement will enter into force 60 days after at least six of the partner countries complete their respective ratification procedures.