Trade Agreements Thresholds

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Subject: Updated thresholds for free trade agreements With respect to international trade agreements, federal government authorities are generally listed in the first annex or section of The Canadian Market Access Plan. Examples: The public procurement obligations of other trade agreements in which the Government of Canada participates will continue to apply. It is strongly recommended that companies review the obligations under these agreements to ensure that they establish the changes resulting from the resignation of NAFTA. The list of general exceptions to a trade agreement is generally included in the « Safety and General Exceptions » section of the « Public Markets » chapter; However, some trade agreements, such as the CPTPP. B also include exceptions in a specific « Exceptions » chapter. Examples: In December 2019, the USTR set the applicable supply thresholds from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Every two years or so, the thresholds for trade agreements for the World Trade Organization Agreement on Public Procurement (WTO) and free trade agreements (FTAs) are adapted according to pre-defined formulas under the agreements. These thresholds will come into effect on January 1, 2020. On December 23, 2019 (84 FR 70615), the U.S. Trade Representative issued new thresholds for contracting. The U.S.

Trade Representative has set the following new thresholds: this final rule transposes the new thresholds into the FAR 25.4 subsection, trade agreements and other sections of the FAR that contain thresholds for trade agreements (i.e. 22.1503, 25.202, 25,603, 25.1101 and 25.1102). Service coverage varies according to international trade agreements. It is important to note that in some ITAs, such as the WTO GMA, the general rule is that only the services specifically mentioned are covered, while in others, such as the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the general rule is that all services are covered, except those specifically mentioned. Examples: every two years, the thresholds are updated in free trade agreements. This notice amends the thresholds set out in the 2018-01 Contract Policy Notice to provide new thresholds expressed in Canadian dollars. All thresholds are valid for the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. This is a bilateral trade agreement between Ontario and Quebec, in accordance with the CFTA.

The OQTCA`s open tender thresholds for goods, services and construction are identical to those set out in the broader Public Procurement Directive and the Public Procurement Directive, including construction. This threshold is set at $100,000. From 1 July 2020, the thresholds for public procurement in which free trade agreements in which the federal government participates apply apply: if contracting is covered by more than one trade agreement, all applicable trade agreements must be respected at the same time, taking into account the strictest procedures of the trade agreement. Canada and the United States are both signatories to the WTO ACCORD, which provides Canadian companies with free trade protection for their participation in U.S. federal supply markets, similar to NAFTA. This domestic (inter-provincial) trade agreement replaced the Internal Trade Agreement (TIA) on 1 July 2017 and encouraged open purchasing practices between public sector organisations.