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Feds to Lay Out Plan for Provinces to Break Down Trade Barriers

Posted August 21, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Nick Logan – Global News)

Federal Industry Minister James Moore is putting the heat on provincial leaders to eliminate the trade barriers and bureaucratic red tape he blames for preventing goods made in one province from making it to store shelves in another.

Moore, in a document obtained by Global News ahead of its release to provincial and territorial leaders, said he wants the “web of rules” hindering trade to be simplified. He also lays out how he wants to remodel the two-decade-old Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).

It’s actually easier for an Ontario beer company, for example, to ship suds to the United States than it is to get them across the river into Quebec because of interprovincial trade barriers. Read more here.