Authors: Carlo Dade, Chendong Li and Naomi Christensen

The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2015, is a comprehensive trade agreement between Canada and South Korea.

It liberalizes or reduces barriers to: trade in goods, financial and other services, government procurement, intellectual property and investment. The agreement also addresses non-tariff trade barriers, movement of people for work and co-operation in labour and the environment.

This paper explains what the trade agreement could mean for western Canada.