Reciprocal Procurement

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In Budget 2021, the Government committed to pursue reciprocal procurement policies to ensure that goods and services are only procured from countries that grant Canadian businesses a similar level of access to their procurement markets. These policies aim to balance the access that foreign suppliers and suppliers of foreign goods and services have to Canadian federal procurement opportunities with the level of access provided to Canadian suppliers and suppliers of Canadian goods and services in foreign markets.

This will help ensure that Canada’s trading relationships are mutually beneficial, and that countries restricting Canadian access to their procurement markets do not unfairly benefit from Canada’s procurement system.

The Government is seeking stakeholders’ views on potential approaches to implement reciprocal procurement policies in Canada. While this consultation explores a number of possible options, other approaches may also be considered. In this regard, and to advance work on the Budget 2021 commitment, the Government would welcome stakeholders’ views on additional options beyond those already identified.

More information on this consultation, including the process for submitting written comments, is available on Global Affairs Canada’s website at: Share your views: Implementing reciprocal procurement policies in Canada.