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Trade in goods and services with Canada

Canada’s trade negotiations in goods and services expand the country’s presence in world markets and increase the benefits Canadians receive from trade and economic growth.

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Canada and trade in goods

The goods sector is an important part of the Canadian economy: it employs approximately 1 Canadian in 5.

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If you have questions or comments about technical barriers to trade and regulations, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Global Affairs Canada at:

Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division
Global Affairs Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Dr
Ottawa ON  K1A 0G2


Canada and trade in services

The services sector is an important part of the Canadian economy: it employs approximately 3 Canadians in 4. This section describes how trade in services is an important and growing contributor to the Canadian economy and the economies of most of the country’s trading partners.

Agreements linked to trade in services

The trade in services agreement (TISA) is a potential agreement that is being negotiated between 23 World Trade Organization members to advance the liberalization of trade in services while the Doha Round is at an impasse.

Learn more about the trade in services agreement

Bilateral and regional free trade agreements

Services are an important and growing part of the Canadian economy. Although Canada is already a significant services exporter in several sectors, it has much potential to grow. Therefore, trade in services is often included in the free trade agreements (FTAs) the Canadian government negotiates to provide more market access and legal stability and help Canadian companies expand and sell their services in new markets.

Canadian FTA chapters that refer to trade in services are titled:

Learn more about the area of services in bilateral and regional trade negotiations and agreements.

General Agreement on Trade in Services

Learn more about the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services and the status of current negotiations.

Information for developing-country services suppliers

Find out more about how services are regulated in Canada.

Contact us

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Trade in Services Division
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Dr
Ottawa ON K1A 0G2


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