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Changes to Internal Trade Agreement a win for CME

Published by Stephanie Brooks on June 15, 2012

Today, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and other associations had their recommendations on the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) heard, as ministers approved the required amendments to put it in place.  

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee of Ministers on Internal Trade met to discuss the Person-to-Government dispute resolution mechanism in the agreement. They strengthened the resolution by including monetary penalties in cases where governments don’t comply with panel reports — changes CME pushed for earlier this month. 

The trade ministers also agreed to look at expanding the AIT to include a chapter on technical barriers to trade. Ministers also asked that options be developed for addressing situations where foreign interests may receive more favourable treatment under an international agreement than domestic interests receive under the AIT.

Here you will find the official press release for reference.

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