Government of Canada's Support for the International Trade of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Last meeting: Thursday, February 28, 2019
On 30 October 2018, the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade adopted a motion to study ways in which the Government of Canada can help Canada’s small and medium-sized firms to pursue international trade opportunities.
The Committee is interested in hearing from such firms about how to capitalize on the opportunities that new markets – like those resulting from Canada–European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as emerging and other markets - create for them. Also of interest are limitations on these firms’ ability to maximize the Government of Canada’s assistance designed to help them benefit from trade opportunities.