The Canadian federal government offers an official, free, Internet-based electronic tendering service. It is the main source of public procurement subject to trade agreements or subject to departmental directives below the thresholds of trade agreements. Website features include: 14 Global Affairs Canada, « Canada-United States-Mexico »: international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/cusma-aceum/text-texte/toc-tdm.aspx?lang=eng (updated February 21, 2020; last accessed March 16, 2020). In the United States, the CUSMA is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In Mexico, the CUSMA is called El Tratado entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá (T-MEC). Domestic and international trade agreements with procurement obligations: Below we provide an overview of the main options that the government can exercise under the applicable trade agreements and contractual rules. International free trade agreements such as the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement also impose monetary thresholds at which contracts must be offered to Canadian trading partners. For any substantive questions regarding government procurement commitments in any of the international trade agreements, please contact Global Affairs Canada: On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States and Mexico signed the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), a free trade agreement intended to replace NAFTA, which has governed trade between the three nations since 1994.14 On December 10, 2019, the MUHC Amending Protocol has effectively amended certain provisions of the CUSMA relating to the environment, intellectual property rights, labour rights, dispute settlement and more.15 The CUSMA will enter into force as soon as it has been ratified and implemented by each nation on the national territory; 16 On March 13, 2020, the Act transposing the CUSMA to Canada, an Act transposing the agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Bill C-4), received Royal Approval. Canada is not a designated Party in the CUSMA`s Government Procurement Chapter, which applies only between the United States and Mexico.17 However, Canada and the United States retain access to each other`s government procurement because of their binding commitments under the GPA.18 Canada and Mexico retain access to each other`s government procurement through binding commitments: The challenges they received in the framework of the CPTPP (as mentioned above) 19 can be launched.
the grounds for a violation of one or more applicable international trade agreements, statutes, regulations and treaties. The infringement has a number of unique grounds in the context of public procurement, such as.B. breach of the buyer`s obligation to conduct fair competition, including making the evaluation criteria fully known and rejecting non-compliant tenders. . . .