WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today held her first virtual meeting with Canada Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Ng began by emphasizing the close relationship between the two countries and expressed their commitment to strengthening the global economy. They discussed the importance of fully implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and building a trade partnership that advances racial equity and supports underserved communities. Ambassador Tai and Minister Ng both committed to future engagement on shared priorities, including recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and environmental issues, forced labor, and reform at the World Trade Organization. Lastly, they both agreed to pursue a USMCA Free Trade Commission meeting with their Mexican counterpart in the near future.