Understanding the Impact of the New Trade Agreements

Implementation of the CFTA and CETA trade agreements on July 1st will greatly reduce barriers to trade and expand opportunities for Canadian companies.  The Canadian market will become more open and transparent as businesses compete across the country and from Europe.  With these new opportunities, of course, comes a layer of complexities that can negatively impact your procurement process if you are not prepared.

Join us for our eSeminar that will explore the more significant features of the new agreements for both provincial and sub-provincial entities.  Increased transparency obligations, including the requirement for a bid challenge/complaint process at the procuring entity level, will affect not just policy and practices, but will likely lead to a whole new body of tribunal and case law further defining procurement fairness obligations.  Join us on June 20th so that you can identify an action plan for helping your organization meet these important new obligations.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the key provisions that will require a change of practice
  • Explore new bid challenge review procedures under both agreements
  • Discuss strategies for ensuring compliance and avoiding escalation of disputes

PUBLIC SESSION

June 20, 2017

10:00 – 11:30 AM PST

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