Trade Agreements Alberta
Trade agreements contain dollar thresholds, each of which is applicable. For more information, please see the guidelines on booking thresholds. Alberta has entered Canadian and foreign markets through trade agreements with other governments. These agreements create a framework for fair and equitable trade rules. Such rules ensure open and non-discriminatory treatment that protects Albertans, businesses and their investors in markets outside Alberta. Information and resources on The Alberta and Canada`s international trade agreements. Alberta`s cancellation of its CFTA waivers will also have an impact on the new Western Partnership Agreement (NWPTA). The NWPTA plans additional trade improvements between British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. These trade improvements are intended to further liberalize trade, investment and labour mobility between the four provinces. The abolition of its exemptions by Alberta under the CFTA also applies to all similar exceptions it has under the NWPTA.
The New Western Partnership Agreement (NWPTA) is an internal trade agreement that aims to integrate the economies of three provinces. It is often characterized by supporters, critics and the media as an expansion of the existing B.C.-Alberta Trade Mobility, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA), signed on April 28, 2006, which provides a virtual economic union between the two provinces. However, the Saskatchewan provincial government, led by Brad Wall of the Saskatchewan Party, said the NWPTA provides fairer treatment to Saskatchewan Crown businesses, which was one of the most significant public complaints that prevented Saskatchewan from joining TILMA in 2007.    The federal government is responsible for negotiating Canada`s international trade agreements. The Alberta government defends provincial interests when the federal government negotiates these international agreements, particularly in areas of provincial jurisdiction or where there are significant economic benefits to the province. Examples of Canada`s international trade agreements for Alberta are presented below. If you are not sure whether trade agreements apply or not, you assume that they do or that they are speaking to the department`s procurement specialist, the Procurement Office, purchasing services, the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Competitiveness or legal services. The CFTA came into force on July 1, 2017.
The CFTA is an agreement between the federal, provincial and territorial governments that aims to remove barriers to trade in the free movement of people, goods, services and investments within Canada. Based on its predecessor, the Internal Trade Agreement, GASTA creates a comprehensive and modern framework for domestic trade in Canada. The CFTA offers a clear set of rules that will make it easier for Alberta businesses to access coast-to-coast opportunities. Mash companies can also publish their tenders on their own websites in addition to information published electronically on www.purchasingconnection.ca. The Alberta government generally does not keep lists of sources. For more information on buying practices, see: www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA) is a Canada-EU trade agreement that aims to abolish and reduce tariffs, facilitate tariffs and trade, ensure non-discriminatory market access, promote regulatory cooperation, establish compliance assessments for product assessment and certification , to enable the mobility of workers and to open public procurement.