Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Hosting Trade Officers

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC) is hosting trade officers for Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and trade representatives from the Canadian government on Wednesday, May 24 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the WERCC boardroom (located at 2575 Ouellette Place).

In the meeting, the WERCC along with government officials and several Chamber members will be discussing the pros and cons of a potential free trade agreement with China, as well as their experiences in exporting manufactured products to China with a particular focus on Chinese tariffs, rules of origin, and other barriers to trade.

The meeting will be led by the Director of the Tariffs and Goods Market Access Division at Global Affairs Canada who is responsible for the development of Canadian trade policy in the area of market access for goods, including in respect of tariffs, rules of origin, non-tariff barriers, trade facilitation and related issues.

Also invited is Essex MP Tracey Ramsey, Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade. Ramsey has worked with the WERCC on trade issues including China dumping steel, TPP, and NAFTA.

Media availability immediately following the meeting.