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Policy Proposals  Trade, Investment, EPA/FTA 2018 B7 Declaration

April 6th, 2018
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Inclusive Growth

Defining inclusive growth


  1. Make a commitment to global trade and investment
  2. Strengthen global economic governance
  3. Embrace the power of the digital age
  4. Find sustainable solutions to health-related issues
  5. Invest in infrastructure
  6. Our people are our most important resource

Climate Change and Resource Efficiency


  1. Partner with the private sector on innovative solutions for resource and energy efficiency
  2. Encourage the development of market-based mechanisms, in accordance with national/regional circumstances, for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  3. Enhance trade and international cooperation on resource efficiency
  4. Ensure domestic policy and regulatory frameworks support private sector investment
  5. Involve the private sector in the domestic and international policy-development process

Scaling Up Small Business


  1. Enact tax policies that reward entrepreneurship and stimulate ongoing investments
  2. Ensure regulatory policies take into account the impacts on SMEs
  3. Encourage SMEs to adopt digital technologies
  4. Adopt procurement policies to make government contracts more accessible for innovative SMEs
  5. Improve and introduce new programs to connect SMEs to international business opportunities
  6. Develop tools and incentives to help SMEs understand the benefits of workplace diversity
  7. Support the development and growth of female-owned SMEs


Canadian B7 Committee Opposes Recent Protectionist Measures (June 7, 2018)

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