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Policy Recommendation


Local Products and Services

The increased use of local products and services, displacing those that would be imported, contributes to local business growth, industry development, and the security of a remote population. There are also environmental benefits associated with the decreased transportation of goods to the island. Industries, from agriculture to seafood to forestry to environment, face sector-specific barriers to domestic markets which need to be explored in-depth through consultation with their stakeholders.

  • Action Recommended:
    Newfoundland and Labrador to work with industry groups to develop and implement sector-specific strategies to maximize opportunities for respective local products and services.

  • Action Recommended:
    Newfoundland and Labrador and its crown agencies to review internal procurement processes with an aim to remove barriers for local firms and to encourage local product and service purchases where appropriate.



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