IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 03 Mar 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On March 3, 2010 the government of Canada announced to increase foreign ownership ceilings in several sectors such as air transportation, uranium activities and telecom sector. This investment policy measure aims at improving the entry conditions for foreign investors.
 
The proposals for this investment policy measure was included in the June 2008 report, Compete to Win, the Competition Policy Review Panel (the Panel), which made several recommendations for improving the competitiveness and economic performance of the Canadian economy.
 
On March 3, 2010 the Governor General of the Canadian federal government announced to 'open Canada's doors further to venture capital and to foreign investment in key sectors, including the satellite and telecommunications industries.' 

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