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Ontario Plans Bill to Lash Back at States That Adopt Buy American Provisions

Posted February 07, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

Ontario is about to introduce a bill allowing it to retaliate against any state that adopts Buy American provisions, then plans to start a national conversation with other provinces about measures to punish new cases of procurement protectionism.

Premier Kathleen Wynne shared details of the move in an interview with The Canadian Press.

She said her cabinet has examined legislation to be tabled when the legislature reconvenes later this month. The planned bill would reduce procurement opportunities for states that adopt Buy American provisions, by allowing provincial officials to write regulations targeting individual states. Click here to read more.

Related: Cuomo Signs Bill Requiring MTA, Agencies to ‘Buy American’ For Bridge, Road Projects (Daily News)