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Request for Feedback: Inter-provincial trade barriers

Under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) a Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) has been created to establish a process to aid in the reconciliation of regulatory measures that act as inter-provincial barriers to trade, investment and labour mobility. Last year, following consultations with stakeholders across the country, a 23 item work plan was agreed to by all CFTA Parties for 2018-19 and released publicly in July 2018.

Click here to download that work plan.

Work is now underway for the 2019-2020 RCT work plan and the Government of Newfoundland Labrador is consulting with stakeholders in order to identify any regulatory measures across Canada that are negatively impacting Provincial companies and workers. An inter-provincial regulatory barrier can take many forms including, but not limited to, differing testing or certification requirements, standards, trucking or transportation requirements, occupational health and safety requirements, labelling requirements, sizing/packaging requirements, or licensing requirements.

Please contact Richard Squires, Manager of Trade Policy with the Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs Secretariat with the provincial government with your feedback:

Phone: (709) 729-5036
Email: The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2019.

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