Deadline Extended on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Consultation – May 31, 2016

Deadline Extended on Consultation with Canadians on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

May 31, 2016

The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade extended the deadline for Canadians to participate in a public consultation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to June 30th, 2016.

The Committee will conduct a study of the TPP with the primary objective of assessing the extent to which the agreement, once implemented, would be in the best interest of Canadians. The Committee has invited individuals and organizations to provide written submissions that express their views. A final report from the study will be presented in the House of Commons.

The TPP is a significant and important free trade agreement that involves 12 countries and 800 million consumers for Canadian exporters. With one in every 5 Canadian jobs directly linked to trade, Canada stands to benefit from this agreement.

Those wishing to provide a written submission must do so before 11:59pm, June 30th, 2016. More information on the process for providing a written submission can be found in the ‘Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees’, at the following link:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/House/WitnessesGuides/guide-brief-e.htm

Also, more information can be found at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/CIIT

I encouraged individuals and organizations to participate in the public consultation on the TPP before the June 30th, 2016 deadline.

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