Standing Committee on International Trade (CITT)

The Committee met twice this week on Feb 28th and March 1st, 2012. The March 1st meeting was in camera to discuss the trade agreement with the EU. In camera meetings have been a consistent part of this meeting since December.

On the 28th, however, the public was able to watch the discussions that took place on the topic of the Trade Commissioner Service. Witnesses included representatives of small and medium businesses, the Conference Board of Canada and Export Development Canada. All of the witnesses testified on the important value of the Trade Commissioner’s role and the improvements that could be made for the betterment of this service to enhance trade and business with other countries.