The Internal Trade Agreement (ITA) is an intergovernmental agreement signed by Canadian Prime Ministers and entered into force in 1995. The goal is to promote improved inter-provincial trade by removing barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment in Canada. BC is a signatory. In E..C. it is considered a political agreement and has not come into force by law (but other provinces (for example. (B) have chosen to enforce laws). Talk to us on Twitter with the “internaltrade” tag. The website of the Secretariat for Internal Trade contains up-to-date information and copies of the agreement and protocols. British Columbia is a party to the Internal Trade Agreement (ITA), a trade agreement between all provinces, two territories and the federal government, which came into force in 1995. The Internal Trade Agreement is an intergovernmental agreement between the federal government and the provinces and territories to remove and remove barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment in Canada. As part of the agreement, these governments agreed to apply the principles of non-discrimination, transparency, openness and accessibility with respect to their purchasing opportunities and those of their municipalities and local organizations, school principals and government-funded academic, health and social institutions. The agreement only applies to offers with a purchase value in excess of a certain amount. (Illustration of a map of Canada with a superimposed text that says “#internaltrade.” The Twitter bird logo flies diagonally from the left on the map.) More effective trade rules will mean jobs, growth and a healthier economy for all Canadians.
Currently, the thresholds provide that all institutions in the MASH (Municipal/Academic/Social Services/Healthcare) sector report public tenders valued at or above $100,000 or more in the event of construction, or $250,000 or more in the event of construction. The agreement provides for equal treatment of people, goods and services across Canada. This means that companies in each province or territory must be considered for takeover bids, which eliminates local buy-policies.