Canadian Free Trade Agreement - Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table
Bill or Act:
Summary of Proposal:
On July 1, 2017, the CFTA came into effect, replacing the Agreement on Internal Trade. This historic agreement between the federal, provincial and territorial governments strengthens Canada's internal trade framework and produces tangible benefits for businesses and consumers by supporting a modern, open and competitive Canadian economy.
The CFTA establishes a regulatory reconciliation process to address barriers to trade that companies experience when doing business across Canada. The CFTA also supports regulatory cooperation on the joint development of future regulatory measures. The CFTA commits Parties to establishing the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) to oversee this new process.
The RCT is a federal-provincial-territorial body comprised of representatives who are appointed by First Ministers. Premier Wynne has appointed Kevin Perry, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth's Open for Business Division, as Ontario's representative.
Your ideas are critical to helping ensure that any regulations that the government puts forward for reconciliation with other CFTA Parties will help Ontario businesses save time and money while protecting consumers, employees and the environment.
December 11, 2017
Comments Due Date:
December 31, 2017
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