House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade | Jan 29, 2020
What is the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade you ask?
It studies and reports on matters referred to it by the House of Commons. The Committee can also initiate studies of subjects falling within its mandate. As a permanent committee established by the Standing Orders of the House of Commons, the Committee may be asked to comment on legislation, departmental activities and spending, and other matters under its jurisdiction.
The general subject area of the Committee includes the following:
- International trade policy, including trade and investment liberalization, as well as Canada’s economic relationship with other countries;
- Canadian international competitiveness, as well as the effects of global competition on Canadian firms and the Canadian economy; and
- the global trade and investment environment, including the World Trade Organization, international markets and regional trade blocs.
The federal departments and agencies under the Committee’s direct scrutiny include:
- Global Affairs Canada (international trade component)
- Export Development Canada
- Canadian Commercial Corporation
- Invest in Canada.
First meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade is in the books!
I am excited to be part of this important and exciting Committee that will set Canada up for success on the world stage.