Canada's domestic trade agreements

New West Partnership Trade Agreement

The New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) is a comprehensive agreement between British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It covers all aspects of trade, minimizes regulatory differences and creates a more open, competitive economy where goods, services, workers and investments can move freely between the four provinces.

Canadian Free Trade Agreement

The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) is an intergovernmental trade agreement among all provinces, territories and the federal government. It entered into force on July 1, 2017. It covers most sectors of the economy and aims to reduce and eliminate barriers to the free movement of persons, goods, services and investments within Canada and establish an open, efficient and stable domestic market.

Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table

The Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT), established by the CFTA, identifies and removes regulatory differences that create barriers to trade, investment and labour mobility. It also works to address emerging regulatory measures in order to avoid the establishment of new trade barriers.