The Agreement On Internal Trade

Currently, the thresholds require all institutions in the Municipal/Academic/Social Services/Healthcare (MASH) sector to call for a public tender worth $100,000 or more, or $250,000 or more in the event of construction. The agreement imposes “identical” treatment of persons, goods and services across Canada. This means that businesses in each province or territory must be considered for offers to purchase, which removes the “Buy Local” guidelines. There are a few exceptions to the agreement. In certain circumstances, provinces or municipalities may continue to designate isolated suppliers. Their primary objective is to remove barriers to trade, investment and product mobility. (Illustration of a map of Canada with overlaid text that says, “#internaltrade.” The Twitter bird logo flies over the map diagonally from the left.) Information and copies of the Agreement and Protocols can be found on the website of the Secretariat for Internal Trade. More effective trade rules will mean jobs, growth and a healthier economy for all Canadians. Tell us about this on Twitter with the “internaltrade” hash day. The Internal Trade Agreement (AIT) is an intergovernmental agreement signed by Canada`s first ministers and entered into force in 1995. The objective is to promote improved interprovincial trade by removing barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment within Canada.

BC is a signatory. In BC, it is considered a political agreement and has not been brought into force by legislation (some other provinces (e.g.B. Alberta, however, has chosen to enact implementing legislation). The Free Trade Agreement is an intergovernmental agreement between the federal government and the provinces and territories to remove and eliminate barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment within Canada. As part of the agreement, these governments agreed to apply the principles of non-discrimination, transparency, openness and accessibility with regard to their procurement opportunities, as well as those of their municipalities and local organizations, school authorities and publicly funded academic, health and social institutions. The agreement applies only to tenders for which the value of the contract exceeds a certain amount. British Columbia is a party to the Internal Trade Agreement (AIT), a trade agreement between all provinces, two territories and the federal government, which came into force in 1995. . .

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