Laws & trade agreements

Domestic agreements

The Government of Alberta is a part of 3 domestic trade agreements, which focus on more open and stable domestic trade.

The Government of Alberta is a signing party to the following trade agreements:

  • New West Partnership Trade Agreement
  • Agreement on Internal Trade
  • Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement

New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA)

This agreement is between the Governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and is Canada’s largest barrier-free, interprovincial market. Under the NWPTA, the four provinces commit to full mutual recognition or reconciliation of their rules affecting trade, investment or labour mobility.
This agreement removes obstacles to the free movement of goods, services, investment and people between the four provinces.
NWPTA came into effect on July 1, 2013.

NWPTA website

Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

This agreement is between the governments of Canada, the provinces and Territories (except Nunavut). It was created to reduce and eliminate barriers to the inter-provincial movement of goods, services, labor and investment, and to bring about a more open and stable domestic trade within Canada.
AIT came into effect on July 11, 1995.

AIT website

Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA)

This agreement is between the governments of Alberta and British Columbia. It was created to remove barriers to trade, investment and labour mobility between the two provinces.
TILMA came into effect on April 1, 2009.

TILMA website

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