The Prime Ministers prioritized five additional and important areas of work and committed to concluding reconciliation agreements by the end of 2019 in the following areas: the CFTA entered into force on 1 July 2017. The CFTA is an agreement between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to eliminate trade barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment within Canada. Building on its predecessor, the Free Trade Agreement, the CFTA creates a comprehensive and modern framework for internal trade in Canada. The CFTA offers a clear set of trade rules that will make it easier for Alberta businesses to access opportunities from coast to coast. At the Meeting of the Committee on Internal Trade (CIT) in May 2019, Ministers agreed to carry out a technical update of the derogations specific to the Parties listed in Annexes I and II and to government procurement in the Agreement, in order to eliminate and/or restrict the scope of the derogations and improve general transparency (e.g. B updating references to old or obsolete legislation or regulations). Ministers also agreed to include an amendment to GRTA that would allow a Contracting Party to unilaterally modify its exemptions for trade liberalization purposes. [ * ] Internal trade is an essential part of the Canadian economy. It can support economic competitiveness by creating jobs, helping businesses grow, improving consumer choice and increasing Canada`s overall economic growth. The CFTA covers almost all sectors of activity and provides a comprehensive set of rules for trade in goods, services, investment and labour within Canada. CFTA: Since the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) came into force on July 1, 2017, the Canadian government has removed barriers to business growth and trade, increased competitiveness and created good middle-class jobs. Several coordination agreements were concluded in 2018 to harmonize regulatory approaches and reduce the regulatory burden for companies that carry out several legal activities: AIT (The Agreement on Internal Trade) is an intergovernmental agreement that came into force in 1995 and was signed by Canadian premiers. The objective of the AIT is to promote improved trade between provinces by removing all barriers to the mobility of goods, investments, services and people within Canada.
The adoption of the IWA is a significant improvement in the removal of all existing barriers to trade between provinces, prevents the emergence of potential new barriers, and harmonizes interprovincial standards. . . .