On December 22, 2020, the Government of Canada requested dispute settlement consultations with the United States under Chapter 31 of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) to address the continued imposition of U.S. safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products.
Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Ihor Petrashko, Ukraine’s Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement regarding Canada’s request for a panel review under Chapter 10 of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement regarding U.S. countervailing duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber: “On November 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce established, through its first administrative review process, a 7.42% countervailing duty rate for most Canadian producers of softwood lumber.
Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) are a vital part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to helping Canadian businesses of all sizes grow and succeed, including in diversified export markets. This is more important than ever as we work to build a strong economic recovery from COVID-19.
Manjit Sharma joined Export Development Canada’s board of directors in October 2020. She brings over 25 years of depth and experience in navigating a wide range of operational matters in a variety of industries. Manjit is Chief Financial Officer for WSP Canada Inc. and a member of the international consultancy’s Canadian Leadership Team. Before joining WSP, Manjit was on the National Executive Team of General Electric Canada (GE Canada), serving as chief financial officer. Her responsibilities spanned strategic planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, tax oversight, risk, governance, diversity and inclusion. She has also served on the board of GE Canada and is past-chair of the GE Canada Pension Trust, overseeing investment strategy. Active in her community, Manjit serves on the board of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and has had leadership roles with the Greater Toronto YMCA (past board member), Junior Achievement of Central Ontario (past governor) and FEI Young Luminaries Mentorship Program. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, is a chartered professional, and is an alumna of the Rotman School of Management’s Judy Project for Executive Women in Leadership. In 2019, she was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
The Government of Canada has been working hard on a trade agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom that will support good, middle-class jobs in Canada and provide predictability and stability for businesses of all sizes, which is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement:
December 9, 2020 - Government of Canada officials will offer a technical briefing on the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-U.K. TCA) following the tabling of its implementation legislation.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will join Isabelle Hudon, Canada’s Ambassador to France, for a panel discussion with Canadian women entrepreneurs. They will discuss the importance of helping women-led businesses tap into the European Union market and talk about the opportunities created by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.