1. Reaffirm the importance of integrating a gender perspective into economic and business issues OfficeGlobal Affairs Canada Media Relations343-203-7700media@international.gc.caSuis twitter: @CanadaTradeLike us on Facebook: International Trade of Canada – Global Affairs Canada Investing in womens economic sense. According to a recent report by the McKinsey Institute, promoting women`s equality in our economies could increase global growth by $12 trillion. Yet, according to the world Economic Forum`s latest report on the global gender gap, only 55% of women are active in the world`s labour market, compared to 78% of men. 3. The parties to the agreement have a framework for the implementation of cooperation on gender and trade. The Canadian government`s work to support women`s economic empowerment is in addition to other work to promote gender equality, including pay equity legislation, the investment of nearly $1.2 billion to support child care between 2020 and 2021, and the development of a national plan to combat gender-based violence. The agreement establishes a working group on identification, coordination, implementation and management of activities, as well as interaction with stakeholders. Three years after its implementation, the Group should review the functioning of the Agreement in order to consider it becoming a treaty-level instrument.

The agreement builds on Canada`s long-standing commitment to gender equality and inclusive trade and supports the three countries` shared commitment to building economies in which everyone can succeed. 2. Reaffirm the commitment to international agreements on gender equality and women`s rights Canada, Chile and New Zealand are committed to working together to ensure that trade policy is increasingly inclusive and that the benefits of trade and investment are distributed more equitably. This commitment is all the more relevant as the common goal of a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery is achieved after the COVID 19 period. Outside of its own chapter, Canada sees other opportunities to incorporate gender elements into a trade agreement.