The ministers discussed the importance of international cooperation to defend the global economy against protectionism, keep essential trade flowing, and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on people in both countries and around the world.
The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying trade and investment with the dynamic, growing market in the Asia-Pacific region. Ambitious trade agreements like the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will help Canadian businesses and workers recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, hosted a virtual meeting with the members of the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG): Andrés Allamand, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Rodrigo Yañez, Chile’s Vice Minister of Trade; and David Parker, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement:“Canada is committed to working with its World Trade Organization [WTO] member partners to ensure an open, stable, and predictable rules-based trading system as we work to help our people and businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke with Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The ministers also agreed to continue to work together to promote sustainable economic growth as the world recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that all countries have access to equitable, timely, and affordable tests, treatments, and vaccines.
As Canada and New Zealand take action to help keep their people safe and work to help their economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministers discussed how to support small businesses to help them rebuild in the months to come.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement:“The Canadian wine industry is a vibrant part of our economy. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting this important sector, creating good jobs for Canadians and promoting the sale of high-quality products.
This confirms the understanding reached between Canada and Australia regarding certain measures maintained by the Government of Canada, as outlined in Australia’s request for panel establishment in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute Canada - Measures Governing the Sale of Wine (DS537). This understanding comprises the following terms: