Strengthening the rules-based global trading system benefits Canadians and communities across the country, and will advance an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient global economic recovery.
Over the last two days, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and the Honourable Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, took part in a virtual Ministerial Council Meeting hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). During the meeting, OECD members endorsed a joint statement reinforcing their commitment to support businesses, workers and people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the session on Globalisation and the Recovery: The Role of Trade and Investment, Minister Ng emphasized the need to use trade policies as a force for positive change. She reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to working with partners like the OECD to reinforce a rules-based, stable, and predictable international trading system that drives economic recovery and growth—ensuring it benefits all Canadians, including women and small businesses, as well as racialized and Indigenous entrepreneurs.