2 Trade Agreements Canada Has Signed

Bill C-55, Bill C-2`s predecessor, attracted relatively little media coverage. The very conclusion of CEFTA had attracted attention, as it was the first free trade agreement signed by Canada in recent years. (4) Bill C-55 itself has generated little controversy or public debate. However, the lack of an assessment of the impact of CEFTA on the Canadian economy was highlighted and deplored. (5) Some countries choose to go beyond the requirements of WTO agreements by negotiating bilateral or regional trade agreements with additional obligations and rules.

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