The ministers talked about how open, rules-based international trade is essential for a strong and sustainable global economic recovery from COVID-19. They spoke about the importance of keeping supply chains open for essential medical goods, which is 1 of the 6 areas addressed in the recent Canada-led Ottawa Group Action Plan on COVID-19.
On August 6, the United States announced its decision to re-impose unjustified and unacceptable section 232 tariffs on Canadian aluminum products. Let me be clear- those tariffs were unacceptable and unjustified.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement regarding the United States decision to appeal the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel report on U.S. countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber:
The G20 ministers committed to ensuring the rules-based international trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core, is stable and predictable and that everyone—including small businesses and women entrepreneurs—can access the benefits of trade.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Liz Truss, Secretary of State for International Trade for the United Kingdom (U.K.) to discuss Canada and the U.K.’s shared priorities ahead of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting tomorrow.
Trade agreements like CETA are vital to our efforts toward economic recovery from COVID-19, restoring supply chains, diversifying trade relationships and strengthening rules-based trade for the 21st century — all to the benefit of our citizens.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will mark the 3-year anniversary of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with a keynote speech at an event with the Canada-EU Trade and Investment Association. The Minister will focus on how CETA creates opportunities and will benefit Canadians on the road to economic recovery from COVID-19. The Minister will then participate in a fireside chat with Noel Clehane, Chairman of the European Services Forum.
Advancing women’s economic empowerment and participation in trade is fundamental to the Government of Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy and is key to ensuring that the country’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is inclusive and sustainable.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will tomorrow launch the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s women-only virtual trade mission to the Republic of South Korea.