The Committee met twice this week on March 6th and March 8th, 2012. The March 6th meeting was a continuation of the study on the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS). Witnesses from the aerospace industry gave presentations explaining how the TCS has been an important service for their respective businesses. There was a also a witness representing the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada who presented to the committee the importance of the TCS to Canada trading with China. This was the committee’s last day studying the TCS.
On the 8th, the topic of the committee was on Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The committees focus was on the Environment and Labour Cooperation agreements Canada has signed with Jordan.