Agreement On Internal Trade (Ait)

Alberta has created access to Canadian and foreign markets through trade agreements with other governments. These agreements create a framework for fair and equitable trade rules. Such rules ensure open and non-discriminatory treatment that protects Albertans, Alberta businesses and their investors in markets outside Alberta. AIT (The Agreement on Internal Trade) is an intergovernmental agreement that entered into force in 1995 and was signed by Canadian Prime Ministers. The objective of the AIT is to promote improved trade between provinces by removing all barriers to the mobility of goods, investments, services and people within Canada. The adoption of the TA is a significant improvement in the removal of all existing barriers between provinces, prevents the emergence of potential new barriers, and harmonizes interprovincial standards. These measures reduce any additional costs that affect Canadian businesses by improving the efficiency of domestic trade, improving market access for Canadian businesses, and facilitating the free movement of professionals and businesses. As part of the Internal Trade Agreement, we will assess the qualifications of workers who wish to work only in Manitoba`s compulsory occupations. Individuals who work in these occupations and who have a Red Seal attestation on a valid provincial certificate or who have other equivalent proof may apply for the Certificate of Recognition along with the application form to have the registration information recognized so that they can work in Manitoba. More information on the purchasing obligations of domestic and international trade agreements can be found on the Alberta Purchasing Connection Vendor homepage. . . .

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