Minister Ng speaks with European Commission Executive Vice-President and European Union Commissioner for Trade

Global Affairs Canada

Yesterday, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, met virtually with Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Executive Vice-President and European Union Commissioner for Trade.

Minister Ng extended her appreciation of the EU’s ongoing engagement in the Ottawa Group and support to advance work on WTO reform priorities. The ministers agreed to continue the momentum to address key issues, including trade and health, fisheries subsidies negotiations, agriculture negotiations, and WTO reform.

Minister Ng and Minister Dombrovskis committed to further strengthen bilateral commercial relations, including the full implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Minister Ng also discussed the importance of working together to address trade-distorting subsidies while also avoiding the creation of new barriers to trade and investments between Canada and the EU.

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