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Joint Statement by Ministers Garneau and Ng on recent developments in the Kyrgyz mining sector

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The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement: “As a significant investment partner of the Kyrgyz Republic, Canada is very concerned about continued developments in the mining sector. We are disappointed with the decision taken at the extraordinary session of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic on May 17 to move forward with the imposition of external management on the Kumtor Gold Company, and statements made during the parliamentary session that Kyrgyz control will be sought over a publically traded Canadian-based company with multiple international assets. This will potentially have far-reaching consequences on foreign direct investment in the Kyrgyz Republic.


Statement by Minister Ng on intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

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Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, issued the following statement:“The Government of Canada remains committed to working with all international partners to reach a speedy and just end to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Statement by Minister Ng on Asian Heritage Month 

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This is a time of year to highlight the diversity of cultures and people from communities of Asian descent across Canada, to learn about the long and rich history of Asian Canadians, who helped build this country, and to recognize the extraordinary contributions Asian Canadians have made and continue to make to Canada.


Minister Ng congratulates Katherine Tai on her confirmation as United States Trade Representative

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Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, issued the following statement: “I would like to congratulate Katherine Tai on her historic confirmation as the new United States trade representative. Ambassador Tai has extensive experience and deep knowledge of matters of international trade.


Minister Ng congratulates newly appointed World Trade Organization Director-General

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An effective rules-based multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core, is essential to the global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and for Canada’s future prosperity. Given the WTO’s global stature, strong leadership is required to bring together like-minded countries and make trade more efficient and beneficial for everyone.


Statement by Minister Ng on Canada’s challenge of U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber

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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.


Statement by Minister Ng about U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement regarding the first administrative review by the U.S. Department of Commerce of U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on certain softwood lumber products from Canada:


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