The New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) is a ground-breaking economic partnership between the Governments of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
Building upon the TILMA, the NWPTA creates Canada’s largest interprovincial free trade zone.
The Agreement has a number of benefits for the three provinces, which include:
- Reduced costs for businesses, governments, and consumers.
- Streamlined regulations through mutually recognizing or otherwise reconciling unnecessary differences in standards and regulations.
- An enforceable dispute mechanism to ensure that each province lives up to its commitments.
- Enhanced competitiveness through the free flow of goods, services, investment, and workers.
The Agreement came into effect on July 1, 2010, and has been fully implemented since July 1, 2013.
To find out more information, visit NWPTA.