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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 28
Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Jean-François Lafleur, Procedural Clerk
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the Committee to discuss Canada Border Services Agency’s Duties Deferral Program as well as other issues such as diafiltered milk and spent fowl.

It was agreed, — That the Committee immediately undertake a study on Canada Border Services Agency’s Duties Deferral Program as well as other issues such as diafiltered milk and spent fowl; and that the Committee invite officials to appear today.

At 10:04 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:07 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Department of Finance
• Dean Beyea, Director, International Trade Policy Division, International Trade and Finance Branch
• Scott Winter, Senior Economist, International Trade Policy Division
Canada Border Services Agency
• Alexander Lawton, Director, Trade Compliance
• Brad Loynachan, Director, Trade Policy
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Frédéric Seppey, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Trade Agreements and Negotiations, Market and Industry Services Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of Canada Border Services Agency’s Duties Deferral Program as well as other issues such as diafiltered milk and spent fowl.

Dean Beyea, Alexander Lawton and Frédéric Seppey made statements and, with Brad Loynachan and Scott Winter, answered questions.

Randy Hoback gave notice of the following motion:

That, as part of the Committee’s study of Canada Border Services Agency’s Duties Deferral Program as well as other issues such as diafiltered milk and spent fowl, this study consist of two further meetings: the first meeting to hear from industry stakeholders, and the second meeting to hear from the Ministers of Public Safety, Finance, Agriculture, and International Trade; that these meetings be scheduled no later than August 31, 2016; and that the Committee report its findings to the House.

At 11:19 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:26 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That, as part of the Committee’s study of the Canada Border Services Agency’s Duties Deferral Program as well as other issues such as diafiltered milk and spent fowl, this study consist of one further meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, to hear from industry stakeholders, from the Minister of Agriculture and officials from the Departments of Finance, Public Safety, and International Trade.

It was agreed, — That the Committee travel to the Atlantic Provinces from Monday, September 26, 2016 to Thursday, September 29, 2016 in relation to its Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Public Consultation.

At 11:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee