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Saskatchewan applauds new free trade deal

JOC News Service
Saskatchewan applauds new free trade deal

REGINA, SASK.-This month, Saskatchewan announced it has signed on to the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) that aims to level the playing field for businesses and workers as they pursue opportunities across the country.

Saskatchewan’s Minister Responsible for Trade Jeremy Harrison was in Toronto recently with other federal, provincial and territorial trade ministers for the agreement, which is designed to reduce barriers to trade, investment and worker mobility when it takes effect on July 1.

Harrison said the CFTA will benefit Saskatchewan by expanding procurement opportunities in other parts of the country and by ensuring labour mobility for workers.

Saskatchewan businesses exported $19.6 billion worth of goods and services to the rest of Canada in 2015, according to Statistics Canada.

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