ARCHIVED Thresholds for the WTO-AGP, CKTEA and NAFTA

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  1. Treasury Board Secretariat has provided notice of the amendment of previously established thresholds for the international trade agreements. The new thresholds in Canadian dollars are applicable for two years, from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2005.
  2. Canada-Korea Telecommunications Equipment Procurement Agreement (CKTEA) has the same threshold for goods as the Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization (WTO-AGP); therefore, the CKTEA threshold in Canadian dollars has also changed.
  3. Revised thresholds:

WTO-AGP / CKTEA (goods only)

Goods: Departments and Agencies - C$261,300
Services: Departments and Agencies - C$261,300
Construction: Departments and Agencies - C$10,000,000

NOTE: The WTO-AGP and CKTEA do not cover Crown Corporations.

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Goods:
Departments and Agencies - C$38,000
Enterprises (Crown Corporations) - C$445,000
Services:
Departments and Agencies - C$89,000
Enterprises (Crown Corporations) - C$445,000
Construction:
Departments and Agencies - C$11,500,000
Enterprises (Crown Corporations) - C$14,200,000

The thresholds for the Agreement on Internal Trade remain unchanged at $25,000 for goods and $100,000 for services and construction.

Changes to Supply Manual

These changes will be reflected in next amendment of the Supply Manual, expected to be released in May 2004.