The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement: “As countries take action to respond to the impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is imperative that trade remains open and predictable to ensure people in Canada and around the world can access the food and essential goods they need.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge affecting the way businesses operate in Canada and around the world. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to provide Canadian businesses with support and stability, including by strengthening the rules-based trading system, with the World Trade Organization [WTO] at its core.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, today issued the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge affecting the way businesses all over the world operate. Our efforts to control and mitigate the spread of the virus have resulted in travel restrictions and temporary border closures, and they could have further implications for Canadian businesses operating in the global marketplace.
This International Women’s Day, while recognizing the achievements women and girls have made throughout history, we remain committed to the work that still needs be done to ensure they have equal opportunities to succeed here and around the world.
Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement: “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.) and European Union (EU) are both important partners for Canada and Canadian businesses. Canada welcomes the EU and the U.K. reaching a mutually agreeable path forward on the U.K.’s orderly departure from the EU, which includes a transition period until at least December 31, 2020.
A rules-based international trading system is essential to the success of Canadian businesses exporting on the world stage. Institutions such as the World Trade Organization have been instrumental in establishing binding rules of global trade and reducing tariffs, which creates predictable market conditions for businesses to be able to grow and succeed.
Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the economy as they create valuable jobs for the middle class. Helping these businesses grow and export to new markets and attract investments is central to the Government of Canada’s export diversification strategy. One year ago today, Canada became a party to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership [CPTPP].