Minister Ng and Advisor Dawood underscored the strong people-to-people ties between both countries and the growth of the Canada-Pakistan trade relationship in recent years, which exceeded $1 billion last year – creating opportunities for businesses and good jobs for people in both countries.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced new actions to help Canadian businesses grow while navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the global marketplace.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks and launch Canada’s first-ever virtual trade mission to South Korea for women entrepreneurs with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks virtually on Monday, November 2, 2020, at the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM) about the value of international trade for a inclusive and resilient economic recovery for all Canadians, and will participate in a fireside chat with Monique Leroux, Chair of the Industry Strategy Council.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly two thirds of Canada’s economy and millions of Canadian jobs depended on international trade and investment. Rules-based international trade, underpinned by multilateral institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), is essential to our economic recovery from COVID-19 and future prosperity for Canadians.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, yesterday participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC’s) ministerial meeting on small and medium-sized businesses, focused on best practices for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and advancing business digitalization to build the foundation for the economy of the future.