The thresholds for the new trade agreement for 2020 are: – When a land freeze or derogation is used or used (for example. B National Security Exception (NSE), general exception for the life and safety of persons, land freeze for minority businesses, etc.), some or all aspects of contracting may not be subject to certain obligations arising from trade agreements. one. Removing the date « (AUG 2019) » and adding » (JAN 2020) » in its place; » Publication of Proposed Regulations, » 41 U.S.C 1707, is the law applicable to the publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Paragraph 1 of paragraph 1 of the Statute stipulates that a contracting policy, regulation, procedure or form (including an amendment or amendment) must be published for public notice when referring to the use of the affected appropriations and has a significant effect beyond the agency`s internal operating procedures, which issues the policy, regulation and regulation. , procedure or form, or has significant administrative costs or implications for contractors or suppliers. This final rule does not need to be published for public notice, as it only adapts thresholds according to pre-defined formulas to adapt to changes in economic conditions, which maintains the status quo without having a significant impact, beyond the government`s internal working procedures. Alberta and Manitoba have also abolished exemptions for existing measures or exemptions for future measures. Although they are not applicable to contracting, they are trade-related measures. The four criteria must be met for contracting to be covered by the applicable trade agreement. These steps are described in more detail in section 1.25.3. This follows the July 2019 summer meeting, at which the first provincial and territorial authorities agreed to revise the CFTA with the objectives: in December 2019, the USTR set the applicable supply thresholds from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. In such cases, in order to reduce risk, contract agents should continue to monitor, as far as possible, the obligations arising from trade agreements and depart only from the fact that this is necessary to achieve the purpose or objectives for which the exemption is applied or for which the land freeze is applied.
Service coverage varies according to international trade agreements. It is important to note that in some ITAs, such as the WTO GMA, the general rule is that only the services specifically mentioned are covered, while in others, such as the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the general rule is that all services are covered, except those specifically mentioned. Examples: With respect to the content of the public procurement obligations contained in one of the international trade agreements, please contact Global Affairs Canada: if contracting is covered by more than one trade agreement, all applicable trade agreements must be respected at the same time in accordance with trade procedures considered to be the strictest. The list of general exceptions to a trade agreement is generally included in the « Safety and General Exceptions » section of the « Public Markets » chapter; However, some trade agreements, such as the CPTPP. B also include exceptions in a specific « Exceptions » chapter. Examples: this final rule transposes the new thresholds into the FAR 25.4 subsection, trade agreements and other sections of the FAR that contain thresholds for trade agreements (i.e. 22.1503, 25,202, 25,603, 25.1101 and 25.1102).