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Report CETA trade and gender workshop

April 1, 2019


The value of trade promotion activities

An inclusive policy environment that supports women

Next Steps

The Government of Canada and the European Union continue to work together on trade and gender issues. This event is one activity under the CETA Trade and Gender Recommendation work plan.
The Government of Canada and the European Commission will reflect on the ideas for some follow-up actions, such as:

Program CETA trade and gender workshop

April 1, 2019

09:30 Welcome Remarks: Dan Costello, Ambassador of Canada to the EU

09:45 One-on-one interview: Maria Asenius, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Malmstrom

Q&A with Ms Asenius and Ambassador Costello

10:05 Business Workshop: interactive session to exchange experience from women-led businesses under CETA. What are the opportunities and challenges? Are they specific to women-led businesses? What can the private sector do to increase participation? What support is needed from the governments?

11:15 Policy Workshop: interactive session to discuss what governments can do for women entrepreneurs and workers to take more advantage of the export opportunities through CETA? What information and data is lacking to take more targeted actions? What are possible sources of such data?

12:25 Summary and closing remarks:  Stéphane Lambert, Program Manager and Counsellor, Mission of Canada to the EU

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