Trade For Services Agreement

Discussions officially began in March 2013 and participants agreed on a basic text in September 2013. By the end of 2013, most participants had indicated which service markets they were ready to open and to what extent. As with all free trade agreements in Canada, including TISA, Canada reserves its ability to manage Investment Canada`s legislation. This allows the Canadian government to review foreign investment to ensure security and “net benefits” for our economy, while reflecting the current level of openness to investment in most service sectors. Additional political flexibility will be maintained. B for certain sensitive sectors (e.g. air and sea transport). TiSA is not the result of the demands of the world`s citizens or nations, who are thinking about how best to source quality and affordable services – it was “driven by the private sector and angry service exporters.” While we note the important interaction between the liberalization of environmental services and the liberalization of related ancillary services, such as construction, engineering, technical testing and analysis, as well as business advice, this request affects only the UN CPC Prov. 94.

This request is not intended to deal with horizontal measures of general application. Nor does it seek to treat water for human consumption in one way or another (i.e. the collection, cleaning and distribution of natural water). This requirement also excludes public services that provide environmental services. Fact: Under all existing free trade agreements, Canada will not make commitments for low-skilled workers within TISA. TiSA`s approach to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is an example. In the past, many rich countries have contributed to the development of their public services by providing benefits to state-owned enterprises, including efficient monopolies, subsidies and cheap credits, as well as talented land or premises. Many developing countries continue to depend on SOEs for substantial income and a number of services. In the case of India, the OECD found that SOEs were used as engines of growth, contradicting socio-economic inequalities, generating productive jobs and generating funds for economic development.