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Agreement On Internal Trade (Ait)

For more information on the obligations to purchase domestic and international trade agreements, visit the Alberta Purchasing Connection homepage. With these agreements, Alberta wants to improve access to markets for goods, services, suppliers, labour, investors and investments in Alberta, the West and across the country. Each province, territory and federal government has an internal trade representative to deal with internal business issues in their respective legal systems. You`ll find an updated list of representatives in the Contact section. The Internal Trade Secretariat was established to support and manage the TIA. For more information on the TIA, please contact the secretariat. The Internal Trade Agreement is an intergovernmental agreement between the federal government and the provinces and territories to remove and remove barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment in Canada. As part of the agreement, these governments agreed to apply the principles of non-discrimination, transparency, openness and accessibility with respect to their purchasing opportunities and those of their municipalities and local organizations, school principals and government-funded academic, health and social institutions. The agreement only applies to offers with a purchase value in excess of a certain amount. 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. The TIA is managed by the Internal Trade Committee (ITT), made up of federal, provincial and territorial internal trade ministers.

The TIA is focusing on removing trade barriers that occur in 11 specific sectors: since 1 July 2017, the AIT has been replaced by GASTA and is no longer in force. However, for commercial disputes opened before July 1, 2017 and for markets open before July 1, 2017, the AIT rules continue to apply until these proceedings are closed. The NWPTA, which came into force in 2010, is a trade agreement between the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. NWPTA: For comments and general questions about the role of the Government of Alberta in these national and international trade agreements, please contact the Office of Trade Policy. All parties to the TIA agreed on six general rules that were introduced to prevent governments from creating new barriers to trade and removing existing barriers: GASTA came into force on 1 July 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.

The Internal Trade Agreement is an inter-provincial trade agreement that allows the free movement of people, goods, services and investment within Canada.

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