Use the drop-down menu to search for agreements by group of countries, by type of agreement, or by state. Or use the filter option to search for keywords. Discover new ways to expand your international presence. Canada`s broad (and growing) trade network provides Canadian businesses with preferential access to various markets around the world. On this page, you will find out about Canada`s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA), Plurilateral Agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. Note: The texts of the Treaty on this page are for information purposes only; The official texts of the treaty are published in Canada`s Treaty Series. Indirect acquisitions involving a WTO investor, including a state-owned enterprise, are not incriminating, but nevertheless subject to reporting. However, this exception does not apply to cultural enterprises. These thresholds also apply to investments made by all non-Canadian investors to acquire control of a Canadian business that is a cultural business within the meaning of section 14.1(6) of the Act.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any investment that is normally reportable only, including the creation of a new Canadian business, and that falls within a specific activity, as set out in Annex IV of Canada`s investment regulations (cultural heritage or national identity), may be audited if a board ordered to be audited is conducted and the investor is required to do so within 21 days of receiving a notice. The Committee on Information has sent a communication. According to subsections 14 (3) and 14 (4) of the Act, the verifiable investment thresholds are $5 million in asset value for direct investments and $50 million in asset value for indirect transactions. These thresholds apply to investments by an investor who is not a “WTO investor” within the meaning of subsection 14(6) of the Act and who, immediately prior to the completion of the investment, takes control of a Canadian business that is not “controlled by a WTO investor”. The essential obligation of Contracting States is the non-discrimination of foreign investors vis-à-vis their own investors (national treatment) and vis-à-vis investors from a third country (most-favoured-nation). States Parties may make reservations to the principle of non-discrimination in certain lists.