Trade Agreement Coverage

Canada`s free trade agreements do not impede the inclusion of measures for aboriginal peoples and/or businesses in public procurement. These include purchase obligations under modern contracts (Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements). For more information on Comprehensive Land Agreements (CLCAs), see 9.35 Modern Contracts. For more information on the Aboriginal Business Procurement Strategy (PSAB), see 9.40 Purchasing Strategy for Aboriginal Businesses. New Zealand wants to ensure that the rules of origin are neutral, which means that they do not favour input producers over producers of finished products or favour one industry over another. We prefer the self-reporting of origin as the basis for the original research in the first instance under the free trade agreement. New Zealand is also seeking free trade agreements that improve the speed and transparency of customs procedures related to import, export, transit and transshipment, including the introduction of automated systems where possible. A free trade agreement can help both sides manage the risks of imported products more effectively and effectively and promote cooperation and cooperation to build strong institutional relationships to resolve specific trade issues. New Zealand strives to implement the fundamental principles of integrating environmental objectives into the 2001 trade agreements, including the obligation not to use or weaken labour laws and the environment, trade policies, regulations and practices for trade protection purposes, or weaken them to promote trade or investment. This can create opportunities for cooperation on labour and environmental issues of common interest related to trade and a robust consultation and dispute resolution mechanism to resolve issues or disputes between the parties. The most important outcomes of New Zealand`s trade agreements in environmental and labour relations are included in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). As part of the Caribbean Basin Trade Initiative, the U.S.

Trade Representative established that acquisitions covered by the WTO ACCORD must be considered eligible for finished products, building materials and services in the Caribbean Basin. In accordance with Section 201 (a) (3) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Implementation Act (Pub). L. 109-53) (19 U.S.C 4031), when the CAFTA-DR agreement enters into force for a country, that country is no longer designated as a recipient country for the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and is therefore no longer included in the definition of the “Caribbean Basin Country” for the Caribbean Basin Trade Initiative. In the event of recourse or recourse to a land freeze or waiver, some or all aspects of public procurement may not be subject to specific obligations arising from trade agreements. In such cases, in order to reduce risk, contract agents should continue to monitor, as far as possible, the obligations arising from trade agreements and depart only from the fact that this is necessary to achieve the purpose or objectives for which the exemption is applied or for which the land freeze is applied. A free trade agreement focuses primarily on economic benefits and the promotion of trade between countries by making it more efficient and profitable. As a general rule, agreements remove tariffs on goods, simplify customs procedures, remove unjustified restrictions on what may or may not be exchanged, and make it easier for businessmen to travel or live in each other`s country. But free trade agreements can also have political, strategic or aid benefits.