Free trade agreements are important to the agriculture sector. Free trade agreements increase trade opportunities for Saskatchewan companies by reducing or eliminating tariffs and providing forums for discussing non-tariff barriers such as food, plant and animal health measures.
Saskatchewan is supportive of all recently signed free trade agreements between Canada and our trading partners.
Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
The CETA entered into force on September 21, 2017, and opens up new markets in the European Union for Canadian exporters by eliminating tariffs providing better competitive market access for our products.
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States and Mexico signed the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement that will preserve Canada’s preferential access to these markets. Parties are undertaking their domestic process towards ratification and implementation of CUSMA.
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
The CPTPP entered into force on December 30, 2018, for the seven countries that have ratified the agreement. This agreement will give Canada preferred access to key markets in Asia and Latin America.
Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
The CKFTA entered into force on January 1, 2015. This agreement will reduce tariffs across a range of Canadian exports every year on January 1 until its full implementation in 2032. The CKFTA is a gateway to further increased agri-food trade in Asia for Canadian companies.
Visit Trade and Investment Agreements for further information on all Canada's free trade agreements.