Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Implement Free Trade Agreement with HondurasThursday, January 30, 2014 > 09:24:52
(Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada)
Today the government introduced the Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act to implement the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement as well as agreements on labour and environmental cooperation.
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and José Adonis Lavaire, Minister of Industry and Commerce for Honduras, signed the agreements in Ottawa on November 5, 2013.
Domestic debate and ratification processes will now take place in Canada and Honduras to bring the agreements into force.
Since 2006, Canada has concluded free trade agreements with nine countries: Colombia, Jordan, Panama, Peru, the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and Honduras. Most recently, Canada reached an agreement-in-principle with the 28-nation European Union, the largest and most lucrative market in the world.