The CDCE thanks Global Affairs Canada for holding the current consultations that allow it to communicate its concerns and recommendations for negotiations on possible accessions to the Global and Progressive Agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

In the following pages, the CDCE asks the Canadian government to take every opportunity to further improve the protection of culture in the CPTPP. Indeed, we recognize that the Canadian government’s efforts to move from TPP to CPTPP have been significant and have resulted in improvements to the text.