And new chapters have been introduced to address current trade issues and barriers: in particular, where Canada and Israel have free trade agreements with a «non-partisan» third country, a simple and highly liberal cumulative provision allows them to treat the non-party territory as part of the CIFTA Free Trade Area when applying the rules of origin. While Canada and Israel must agree on «applicable conditions» before this provision comes into force, there is no need to include equivalent cumulative provisions for their respective free trade agreements with the third country. This flexibility would allow, for example, Canada and Israel to agree among themselves to treat PRODUCTS and materials in the United States as «original products» for the purposes of CIFTA rules of origin, regardless of the absence of an equivalent provision in NAFTA or CUSMA/USMCA/T-MEC. The modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) came into force on September 1, 2019. It replaces the original CIFTA, which has been in effect since January 1, 1997. The modernized CIFTA will strengthen and strengthen the economic partnership between the two countries by improving trade and creating new opportunities. Canada and Israel have introduced amendments and expanded the CIFTA to align with other modern trade agreements. The following four chapters have been updated: A number of additions to CIFTA underline the increasingly important role that regional free trade agreements can play in regulating international trade among WTO members. For example, when a question arises under both the CIFTA and the WTO agreements, a complaining party has the power to initiate the new bilateral dispute settlement procedure under Chapter 19 of CIFTA as an alternative to the WTO dispute settlement procedure. The updated text reconciles the physical provisions of the CIFTA with those contained in Canada`s other modern trade agreements, such as the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP), which further liberalizes Canada-Israel trade and promotes Canada`s progressive international agenda on the environment, labour and equality.
2 Casual goods purchased in Israel or any other beneficiary of the CIFTA are considered to be from Israel or another beneficiary of the CIFTA and are entitled to the can`s free trade tariff if, Although Israel is not one of Canada`s major trading partners, the Canadian government has attempted to bring Canadian companies to the same level as U.S. companies benefiting from the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement.