Submission to the Government of Canada on Possible Accession to the Digital Economy Partnership AgreementRelease Date: 05/03/2021 Staff Reference: Sarah Hobbs
The CLHIA provides its views to the Government of Canada on Canada’s possible accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA). The agreement’s current signatories include Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore. Given the importance of the digital economy to Canada’s international operations and the economic success that stems from technological advances, the industry supports Canada’s accession to the DEPA. Further to this, we encourage the Government to consider expanding the provisions in the DEPA to include financial services.