China Free Trade Agreement

Expanding Canada’s trade with large, fast-growing markets is a priority. As the world’s second-largest economy, China presents many new opportunities for increased trade in goods and services, and investment. To this end, the Government of Canada has started exploratory discussions on the potential of launching negotiations toward a China Free Trade Agreement. While still in early stages, a free trade agreement with China is possible and preliminary discussions continue between the two countries.

Current activities

  • CHC continues to monitor Canada’s discussions with China as an interested stakeholder, and is being consulted throughout the negotiation process.

Previous activities

  • CHC submitted comments to Global Affairs Canada, on behalf of its members, outlining potential benefits and cautions of a China free trade agreement.
  • In addition to a potential free trade agreement with China, CHC is actively lobbying the Government of Canada to request that China reduce their tariffs for key horticultural commodities.

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