Successful inaugural CPTPP Commission meeting concludes in Japan
“The Commission meeting allowed CPTPP countries to chart a course for next steps as well as agree on a framework for the accession of new members. We are working hard to ensure that Canadian interests are represented and companies of all sizes can benefit from the CPTPP. This new agreement is creating jobs and opportunities right across the country, whether it’s for forestry workers in British Columbia, beef farmers in Alberta or lobster fishermen on our East Coast. We’re proud to have been able to help create an environment where there are more opportunities for middle-class Canadians.”
- Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification
The CPTPP is a free trade agreement between Canada and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
Canada is now the only G7 nation with free trade agreements with all other G7 members and with free trade access across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
On December 30, 2018, the CPTPP entered into force among the first six countries to ratify the agreement: Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. On January 14, 2019, the CPTPP entered into force for Vietnam.
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