NAFTA renegotiations

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is being renegotiated among Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Canada is represented by a team of federal trade negotiators in the discussions, with provinces and territories providing input, support and advice through a "Team Canada" approach.

The Government of Canada is interested in receiving input from stakeholders and interested Canadians - business owners, employees, community leaders, and sector associations – as the negotiations continue over the coming months.

Submit input

To learn more about the agreement, or to submit input and/or comments about NAFTA, please visit the Global Affairs Canada NAFTA Consultation site.

Email input

Input may also be provided to Nova Scotia’s NAFTA negotiating team at the Trade Division of the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs by emailing trade@novascotia.ca.

Nova Scotia and NAFTA

NAFTA has provided benefits to all three partner countries. The Province of Nova Scotia agrees with the plan to update and modernize this essential agreement, and will work with the Government of Canada in advancing the economic interests of Nova Scotia’s producers, service suppliers, employees and investors in the negotiations.

Nova Scotia has great products, strong service suppliers and excellent relationships in the United States, developed over two centuries of trading history. We look forward to maintaining and strengthening these valued trading traditions under a renegotiated NAFTA.

Some facts and figures:

  • The United States is Nova Scotia’s largest trading partner. In 2016, the United States purchased $3.7 billion in goods from Nova Scotia – this is 68% of all of Nova Scotia's international goods exports.
  • In Nova Scotia, over 18,000 direct jobs, and about an additional 7,000 indirect jobs, are linked to products exported to the U.S.
  • Our top exports to the U.S. are tires, seafood, paper, plastics, lumber and machinery
  • Mexico is Nova Scotia’s 8th largest trading partner, purchasing $81 million in goods from the province in 2016, including paper products, food items and pesticides