The Government of Canada has announced the opening of its consultation on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is now seeking views on Canadian interests on trade and harmonization as well as any issues in need of clarification or updating, such as customs procedures, investment priorities, cross-border trade, and emerging trade areas such as e-commerce.
CTA is looking for feedback from carrier members on the issues, both at a national and regional level.
CTA has identified the modernization of empty trailer repositioning laws, cabotage rules, and the introduction of a permanent U.S. in-transit program as priorities, among others.
The alliance will be releasing a short survey to help capture members’ opinions on the issues that need to be raised to the government during negotiations on NAFTA modernization.
Interested parties have been asked to submit their views to Global Affairs Canada by July 18, 2017.