42nd Parliament, 1st Session (December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019)

Government of Canada's Support for the International Trade of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Report and Government Response

Report 17: Canada's Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Federal Support for their International Trade Activities
  • Adopted by the Committee: May 28, 2019
  • Presented to the House: June 6, 2019
  • Government Response Requested

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.


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