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Temporary entry for business persons under the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:09 AM | By Jacqueline Bart and Elisa Usher

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), signed March 8, 2018, is a free trade agreement between Canada, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Once it comes into force, it will be one of the largest free trade agreements in the world, representing nearly 500 million people with a combined country GDP of $13.5 trillion. According to the Canadian government, it is anticipated to boost Canada’s GDP by $4.2 billion by 2040.

In addition to trade provisions,...