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Global Trade and Gender Arrangement
  Background and Negotiations
   

Canada, Chile and New Zealand established the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) on the margins of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Summit. ITAG Partners confirmed a shared commitment to work together to help make international trade policies more inclusive in order to ensure that the benefits of trade and investment are more broadly shared. This can have a positive impact on economic growth and help to reduce inequality and poverty. It can also help to maintain support for trade which is very important for countries that are dependent on trade for their prosperity.

On August 4, 2020 at a ministerial meeting of the ITAG, the ministers responsible for trade of Canada, Chile and New Zealand signed the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement. The Arrangement will promote mutually supportive trade and gender policies and unlock new opportunities to increase women’s participation in trade as part of broader efforts to improve gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

The ministers encourage other economies with an interest in facilitating women’s participation in international trade, advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment to join this new, stand-alone Global Trade and Gender Arrangement.

Documents relating to the negotiations
04 August 2020 Ministers responsible for Trade of Canada, Chile and New Zealand sign the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement - Joint Communiqué PDF Document New!
Source: Global Affairs Canada

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