Tag Archive - free

GNCC Optimistic for Future of North American Trade

December 11, 2019

The GNCC was pleased to receive the announcement that U.S. House Democrats had approved the CUSMA trade agreement. We have strongly advocated for free trade and hope that this agreement will clear the way for uninterrupted and unhindered trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. We urge legislatures to ratify this agreement quickly and…

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Keep Trade Free

August 14, 2018

For more than two decades, NAFTA has helped to drive the economic growth and prosperity of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Businesses in all three countries have benefited from the free flow of goods and services across our borders. Unfortunately, new U.S. tariffs are hurting both businesses and Canada’s relationship with our most important trading…

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NAFTA Renegotiation Survey

August 16, 2017

The U.S. Government has announced its intention to renegotiate NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Their requests include: Abolishing dispute-settlement panels More exports of U.S. dairy, grains, and wine Freer trade in telecommunications and online purchases More access to Canadian markets for U.S. banks The threshold for…

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Canadian Chamber Applauds New Canadian Free Trade Agreement

April 7, 2017

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce strongly applauds the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) announced by Canada’s federal and provincial governments. The CFTA, which will come into force on July 1, 2017, will allow for freer trade within Canada and start a process of eliminating regulatory barriers between provinces and territories. This has been a…

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Heart Niagara Encourages Community Safety by Providing Free CPR Training

August 2, 2016

For 39 years, Heart Niagara has been empowering the community to take control of their heart health by providing children and adults with education, training and tools. The non-profit organization continues this mission by offering free Heart Saver CPR certification at The Market at The Village, 111 Garrison Village Drive, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The 3 hour…

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The Canadian Free Trade Agreement

August 2, 2016

It’s not NAFTA. It’s not CETA. It’s not TPP. This is a new free trade agreement just for Canada, between the provinces and territories. What is it, and what does it mean? On July 22nd, the 13 premiers reached an agreement-in-principle on the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) at Whitehorse, Yukon. It will replace the…

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FTZ designation ‘a game changer’

April 15, 2016

Every time a product crosses the border taxes and tariffs are charged. If it’s a value-added product, Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey said it’s not uncommon for that product to cross the border three or four times, accumulating charges for “tax and tariff, administration, policy and regulation” with each trip. That has changed for Niagara…

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