Contracting Policy Notice 2019-4 Trade Agreements: Thresholds Update
To: Functional Heads, Finance and Administration of all Departments and Agencies
Subject: Update of thresholds for the Free Trade Agreements
The thresholds in effect from to for procurements subject to Free Trade Agreements to which the federal government is a Party are set out below.
|Free Trade Agreement||Entities
(departments and agencies)
|Crown corporations and other government enterprises|
|Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)||26,400||105,700||105,700||528,300||528,300||5,283,200|
|Canada–Chile Free Trade Agreementtable 1 note *||108,400||108,400||9,100,000||542,400||542,400||17,300,000|
|Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)||238,000||238,000||9,100,000||650,000||650,000||9,100,000|
|Canada–Colombia Free Trade Agreementtable 1 note *||108,400||108,400||9,100,000||542,400||542,400||17,300,000|
|Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)||238,000||238,000||9,100,000||Annex 19-3, Section A: 650,000||Annex 19-3, Section A: 650,000||9,100,000|
|Annex 19-3, Section B: 732,400||Annex 19-3, Section B: 732,400|
|Canada–Honduras Free Trade Agreement||108,400||108,400||9,100,000||542,400||542,400||17,300,000|
|Canada–Korea Free Trade Agreement||100,000||100,000||9,100,000||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)|
|Canada–Panama Free Trade Agreement||108,400||108,400||9,100,000||542,400||542,400||17,300,000|
|Canada–Peru Free Trade Agreement||173,900||173,900||9,100,000||542,400||542,400||17,300,000|
|Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreementtable 1 note *||238,000||238,000||9,100,000||650,000||650,000||9,100,000|
|World Trade Organization–Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-GPA)||238,000||238,000||9,100,000||650,000||650,000||9,100,000|
Table 1 Note
Every two years, the thresholds in the free trade agreements are updated. This Notice amends the thresholds in Contracting Policy Notice 2018-01 to provide new thresholds, which are expressed in Canadian dollars. All thresholds are for the period to .
Notices of Intended Procurement, also referred to as Tender Notices, must be published for procurements subject to the free trade agreements. Departments, agencies and some Crown corporations must publish through the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) provided by Public Services and Procurement Canada via the Tenders page on the Buyandsell.gc.ca web site.
- The trade agreements to which this Contracting Policy Notice pertains have been hyperlinked in the table above.
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal Procurement Inquiry Regulations
- Treasury Board Contracting Policy
For matters of content with respect to government procurement obligations contained in any of the international trade agreements, please contact Global Affairs Canada:
1-800-267-8376 (toll-free in Canada)
613-944-4000 (in the National Capital Region and outside Canada)
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or you have a speech impediment and use a text telephone, you can access the TTY service from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time by calling 613-944-9136 (in Canada only).
Enquiries Service (BCI)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0G2
- For information with respect to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, please contact the Internal Trade Secretariat:
#101 – 605 Des Meurons Street
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2R1
- For information with respect to the TB Contracting Policy, please contact TBS Public Enquiries.
Assistant Comptroller General, Acquired Services and Assets Sector
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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