Exploratory Discussions for a possible Canada-China Free Trade Agreement

On September 22, 2016, Canada and the People’s Republic of China announced the launch of exploratory discussions for a possible Canada-China FTA. The first set of face-to-face discussions took place from February 20 – 24, 2017, in Beijing, China. These discussions served as an opportunity for both sides to exchange information on respective regulations and laws, and to explore parameters of a possible Canada-China FTA. Canadian and Chinese officials are currently working together on planning the next round of discussions.

It is a priority for the Government of Canada to expand trade and investment with large, fast growing markets, including China. China is the world’s second largest economy, and Canada’s second largest single-country trading partner.

The government will soon launch public consultations to seek the views of Canadians on a possible Canada-China FTA. Engagement with Canadians will be essential to determine how best to deepen the bilateral trade and investment relationship in a manner that benefits Canadians.

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If you have any questions or comments please contact Global Affairs Canada at the following address:

Chinatrade-consultations-commerceChine@international.gc.ca
Trade Policy and Negotiations - Asia (TCA)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
Fax: 613-944-5119

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