Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 147, Number 12: GOVERNMENT NOTICES

March 23, 2013



The Government of Canada is seeking the views of Canadians on the scope of a potential free trade agreement between Canada and Thailand.

This notice is part of the Government of Canada's domestic consultation process with business, citizen-based organizations and individual Canadians, as well as with provincial and territorial governments, to obtain advice and views on priorities, objectives and concerns to help outline the parameters of this initiative.


On March 23, 2012, in Bangkok, Prime Minister Harper and Prime Minister Yingluck of Thailand announced the start of formal exploratory talks towards a potential Canada-Thailand free trade agreement. Thailand is Canada's largest bilateral trade partner in Southeast Asia. Thailand is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which is a priority market in the Government of Canada's Global Commerce Strategy.

Thailand represents a market of some 64 million consumers and in 2011 had a GDP of $341.9 billion. (see footnote 1) In 2011, Canada's bilateral merchandise trade with Thailand grew to a value of $3.5 billion, an increase of 14.8% over the previous year. Canadian merchandise exports to Thailand registered at $839.3 (see footnote 2) million in 2011 and consisted primarily of wood pulp, cereals (mainly wheat), fertilizer, electrical machinery, and precious stones and metals (mainly gold). Canada imported nearly $2.7 billion in merchandise from Thailand in 2011, which consisted primarily of electrical machinery and equipment, machinery, prepared meat/fish products, rubber, and fish and seafood.

Canada and Thailand also conduct trade in services. In 2010, Canada exported $102 million in services to Thailand while Canada's services imports from Thailand were valued at $147 million.

The stock of Canadian direct investment abroad in Thailand totalled $669 million in 2011. Statistics Canada data for stocks of Thai foreign direct investment in Canada for 2011 are not available.

Thailand's economy provides opportunities for Canadian exporters and investors in sectors such as agriculture and agri-food, information and communications technologies, clean technologies, aerospace and defence, oil and gas, as well as capital and services projects.

Thailand has comprehensive bilateral free trade agreements in effect with Australia (2005), New Zealand (2005), and Japan (2007), and goods-only agreements in effect with India (2004) and Peru (2009). As a member of ASEAN, Thailand is party to the organization's comprehensive free trade agreements with Korea (2009) and Australia and New Zealand (2010), and goods-only agreements with China (2005), Japan (2009) and India (2010). Taken as a whole, ASEAN represents a market of more than 600 million people, a regional GDP of $2.2 trillion (2011), and a bilateral merchandise trade relationship with Canada that reached $15.5 billion in 2011, making it greater in size than Canada's seventh largest merchandise trading partner. ASEAN leaders have committed to establishing an ASEAN economic community by 2015 and to transforming Southeast Asia into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, and skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.

Bilateral commercial relations

Canada and Thailand have a number of bilateral initiatives designed to enhance the economic relationship between the countries, including an air services agreement (1989) (see footnote 3), a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (1998) (see footnote 4) and a double taxation agreement (1984) (see footnote 5).

Additional information on Canada's relationship with Thailand can be found on the following Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Web sites:

  • Exploratory Discussions for a Canada-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (
  • Embassy of Canada to Thailand (
  • Canada's foreign investment protection and promotion agreements (FIPAs) []
  • Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Thailand (

Submissions by interested parties

The Government is embarking on a public consultation process to give all interested stakeholders an early opportunity to provide comments and advice on a possible free trade agreement with Thailand. It is essential that the Government of Canada be fully aware of the interests and potential sensitivities of Canadians with respect to this initiative. Advice and views on any priorities, objectives and concerns relating to a possible free trade agreement with Thailand are welcome. In particular, views with respect to the following are sought:

  • Opinions on areas of goods export interest, including products that would benefit from the removal of tariffs and other barriers by Thailand. The Government is also seeking views on the liberalization of access for Thai products to the Canadian market, including input on the elimination of tariffs on specific products.
  • Advice and views on trade in services, particularly the identification of sectors and activities of export interest for Canadian service providers, and opinions on domestic regulatory measures that restrict or otherwise affect market access for Canadian service providers.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding the temporary entry of business persons from Canada into Thailand and into Canada from Thailand (e.g. impediments to entering or working in Thailand on a temporary basis including licensing or certification requirements at the border).
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding measures affecting exports destined for Thailand, including non-tariff barriers (such as import licensing), technical barriers to trade (including technical regulations, standards and/or conformity assessment procedures), and sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
  • Views on general rules of origin and on appropriate rules of origin for specific products or sectors.
  • Advice on “trade facilitation” issues (e.g. significant impediments related to import procedures).
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding customs procedures and commercial goods entering and/or leaving Thailand.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding investment barriers faced by Canadian investors in Thailand, including restrictions imposed on foreign ownership or entry to market, questions of transparency of regulation, performance requirements (i.e. local content requirements, and use of local labour and services), and any other impediments/barriers.
  • Advice and views on priority government procurement markets for Canadian suppliers in Thailand, including the government entities or enterprises of interest to Canadian suppliers and the goods, construction services or other services that Canadian suppliers are interested in selling to those government organizations.
  • Advice, views and experiences regarding barriers (e.g. availability and transparency of information, domestic preferences) when selling or attempting to sell to governments in Thailand.
  • Views and experiences regarding the protection of intellectual property rights.
  • Advice and views on competition policy matters, including development of possible cooperation mechanisms.
  • Views on ways to reflect the interests and values of Canadians in the area of sustainable development, environmental protection and conservation.
  • Views on ways to reflect the interests and values of Canadians in the areas of workers' rights, human rights, transparency in business and commercial practices, and other social concerns, as they relate to Thailand.
  • Advice and views on ways to enhance the bilateral economic relationship, such as cooperation on science and technology.
  • Advice and experiences regarding trade remedies (i.e. anti-dumping and countervailing measures) taken on trade between Thailand and Canada.
  • Views on other related issues not mentioned above.

All interested parties are invited to submit their views by May 22, 2013. Please be advised that any information received as a result of this consultation will be considered public information, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Submissions should include

  1. the contributor's name and address and, if applicable, his or her organization, institution or business;
  2. the specific issues being addressed; and
  3. precise information on the rationale for the positions taken, including any significant impact it may have on Canada's domestic or foreign interests.

Contributions can be sent by email, fax or mail to (email), 613-944-5119 (fax), or Trade Negotiations Consultations (Thailand), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Trade Policy and Negotiations Division III (TPW-A), Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2.




Name and position Order in Council
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Dupont, Serge 2013-242
Josey, Gregory 2013-244
Lajeunesse, Claude 2013-241
Luxat, John C. 2013-243
Auditor General of Canada 2013-226
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited  
Bernard, Peter Goodwin, Q.C. 2013-229
Pacific Pilotage Authority  
Member and part-time Vice-Chairperson  
Bouchard, Martial 2013-230
Saguenay Port Authority  
Brisebois, Marcel 2013-237
Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board  
Burnett, The Hon. William J. 2013-258
Court of Appeal for Manitoba  
Judge of Appeal  
Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba  
Judge ex officio  
Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology  
Creelman, Kenneth Ross 2013-249
Kavanagh, Sarah 2013-248
Koudys, Ronald 2013-247
Canada Industrial Relations Board  
Full-time member  
Charbonneau, Daniel 2013-254
Part-time member  
Oliver, Cynthia Catherine 2013-255
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  
Directors of the Board of Directors  
Bercovici, Vivian 2013-232
Mitchell, Brian R. 2013-233
Canadian Museum of Civilization  
Trustees of the Board of Trustees  
Gwyn, Richard 2013-234
Langille, Ken 2013-235
Chan, Tung 2013-239
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21  
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees  
Chartier, The Hon. Richard J. 2013-257
Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Manitoba, with the style and title of Chief Justice of Manitoba  
Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba  
Judge ex officio  
Comper, Anthony 2013-224
PPP Canada Inc.  
Chairperson of the Board of Directors  
Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada 2013-261
Gagné, The Hon. Jocelyne  
Gleason, The Hon. Mary J. L.  
Kane, The Hon. Catherine M.  
Manson, The Hon. Michael D.  
Plouffe, The Hon. Jean-Pierre  
Webb, The Hon. Wyman W.  
D'Amours, Sophie 2013-250
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council  
Dubé, Micheline 2013-227
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited  
Chief Executive Officer  
Duggan, Sharon Ruth 2013-228
Marine Atlantic Inc.  
Fujarczuk, Richard 2013-294
House of Commons  
Law Clerk and Parliamentary Council  
Garfinkel, Paul E., O.C. 2013-195
Canadian Institutes of Health Research  
Member of the Governing Council  
George, Roland 2013-246
National Energy Board  
Permanent member  
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador  
Orsborn, The Hon. David B. 2013-290
March 11, 2013  
Orsborn, The Hon. David B. 2013-282
March 23 to April 5, 2013  
Welsh, The Hon. B. Gale 2013-290
April 9 to April 11, 2013  
Hungerford, Jane Knott 2013-236
National Museum of Science and Technology  
Trustee of the Board of Trustees  
James, William R. 2013-251
Superintendent of Bankruptcy  
Kear-Jodoin, Karen L. 2013-256
Superior Court for the district of Montréal in the Province of Quebec  
Puisne Judge  
L'Heureux, Sonia 2013-295
Parliamentary Budget Officer on an interim basis  
MacRae, Roger Kirk 2013-223
Royal Canadian Mint  
Director of the Board of Directors  
Mahaffy, Douglas W. 2013-222
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board  
Director of the Board of Directors  
McEwan, Alexander (Sandy) 2013-245
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission  
Permanent member on a part-time basis  
Mowat, Jane 2013-231
VIA Rail Canada Inc.  
Director of the Board of Directors  
Perlmutter, The Hon. Shane I. 2013-259
Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba  
Associate Chief Justice  
Persichilli, Angelo 2013-225
Citizenship Act  
Citizenship judge — Full-time basis  
Rempel, The Hon. Herbert 2013-260
Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba  
Roussel, Kathleen 2013-240
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions  
Richards, The Hon. Mary Jane 2013-281
Government of New Brunswick  
March 12 to March 18, 2013  
Simpson, Stephen B. 2013-238
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission  
Full-time member  
Social Security Tribunal  
Full-time member and Chairperson  
Brazeau, Murielle 2013-196
Appeal Division  
Full-time members  
Borer, Mark Steven 2013-198
Hazlett Parker, Valerie Anne 2013-186
Lafontaine, Pierre 2013-197
Employment Insurance Section  
Full-time members  
Blanchard, Joanne 2013-194
Boudreault, Alcide 2013-211
Brum Bozzi, Renata 2013-190
Craig, Kathleen Loo 2013-216
Demers, Paul Jean 2013-191
Dyck, Connie Lee 2013-212
Durand, Claude 2013-192
Glover, William James 2013-220
Legere, Leroy Joseph 2013-203
McCarthy, John Gerard 2013-221
McCrimmon, D. Ross 2013-215
Morin, Normand 2013-204
Noonan, John Valentine 2013-217
Palantzas, Eleni 2013-213
Pappas, Takis 2013-210
Payment, Jean-Philippe 2013-193
Rouleau, Aline 2013-214
Schloegl, Andrea Erika 2013-205
Sheffe, Michael Stephen 2013-206
Smith, Roy Grant 2013-209
Sterne, Richard Wilton Edward 2013-208
Wallocha, Katherine Corinne 2013-219
Yufe, Alyssa Joy 2013-218
Income Security Section  
Full-time members  
Galbraith, Jane Anne 2013-200
Nawaz, Neil Parvaiz 2013-199
Parker, Shane Robert 2013-189
Robichaud, Liza Anne 2013-202
Rodenhurst, Brian Ray 2013-201
Saunders, Virginia Lee 2013-188
Sherwood, Kelley Joanne 2013-187
Standards Council of Canada  
Bédard, Claude 2013-253
Gignac, Suzie 2013-252

March 15, 2013

Official Documents Registrar





Name and position

Instrument of Advice dated March 6, 2013

Manning, Ernest Preston, C.C., A.O.E

Queen's Privy Council for Canada


March 15, 2013

Official Documents Registrar




Removal of geographical indications

The Minister of Industry proposes that the following geographical indications be removed from the list of geographical indications kept pursuant to subsection 11.12(1) of the Trade-marks Act, where “(i)” refers to the file number and “(ii)” refers to the indication and whether it identifies a wine or spirit:

  • (i) File No. 870621
  • (ii) Pelee Island (wine)

Minister of Industry




Proposed amendments to Chapter D (Rules of Origin) and Annex D-01 (Specific Rules of Origin) of the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement — Domestic consultations

Notice is hereby given that on page 496 of the Saturday, March 16, 2013, issue of the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, Vol. 147, No. 11, the subtitle “CUSTOMS TARIFF” was inserted inadvertently and should not have appeared.

March 20, 2013