Readout of Ambassador Jayme White's Meeting with Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade John Hannaford

October 15, 2021

WASHINGTON– Deputy United States Trade Representative Jayme White today welcomed Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade, John Hannaford to USTR for an introductory meeting.  Ambassador White reiterated the importance of the United States-Canada bilateral relationship and noted our countries’ shared vision for a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery.

Ambassador White and Deputy Minister Hannaford also discussed the ongoing challenges posed by China’s non-market economic policies and reviewed plans for a USMCA Deputies meeting in the coming months.  They expressed interest in working together on labor and climate issues and agreed to stay in close communication.