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MPs Debate Asia-Pacific Trade Deal as NAFTA Uncertainty Continues

Posted September 17, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Kelsey Johnson – iPolitics)

Debate on the Comprehensive and Economic Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has begun in the House of Commons, with the government reiterating its intention to include Canada among the first six countries to ratify the deal with the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the agreement, six countries must ratify before the pact can come into force.

The multilateral agreement was reached between 11 nations after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership in January 2017, a key piece of his “America First” platform.

“This is not just a new trade agreement for Canada, this is a signal to the world that trade matters, that rules matter, and that we will not be drawn into the world of protectionism,” International Trade Minister Jim Carr stressed. Click here to read more.