CETA, the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement and the WTO's TFA show that progressive trade agreements can be secured on both a bilateral and multilateral basis. Canada is proud to participate in these agreements, which place the middle class and those working hard to join it at the heart of the trade program.
In other words, we need to make trade real for people, consumers, workers, and exporters across our country, because we all know that trade means growth and growth means jobs. In the coming months, I will continue to pursue my mandate on two important fronts that I'd like to share with the committee.
First, I will continue my work on trade negotiations. None of the benefits of trade that we celebrate will be available to Canadians in the absence of a rules-based approach to trade. Second, but no less important, I will continue to promote trade. Canadian businesses are among the best in the world, and it is my task to promote them across the globe. I know that a number of members of the committee have done likewise, and I'd like to thank them for that.
As the chief marketing officer of Canada, I will continue to push Canadian talents to buyers and investors abroad. I will also work to ensure that Canadians know what opportunities are available to them. I'm engaged constantly with our trade commissioner service to ensure that Canadian companies both small and large get the assistance they need to get their products to market.
By the end of next week, it will have been 100 days since I was appointed Minister of International Trade. It has been a busy and exciting journey so far. I have travelled to India to advance the case for Canadian pulps. I met with key ministers in Qatar to explore new opportunities for commercial investment in Canada. In Dubai, I promoted Canada as a strategic destination for investment and financial growth. I met with the minister of youth, and invited her to meet with the youth council of our Prime Minister to make sure that we start building these relationships between our two countries.
In Sydney, Australia, I reiterated and expanded on our commitment to support more women entrepreneurs in trade. In Chile, I reaffirmed my desire to have free trade and preferential access for Canadian exporters throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Mexico, I met with my trade counterpart to explore the opportunities that Canada and Mexico can foster through working together.
These are just to name a few. In the interest of time, I'm happy to finish there, and engage with the members of the committee in what we have done in the last 100 days. Let me just finish by saying that I am grateful for the invitation, grateful to be working with all of you. I think that together we can achieve a lot. Trade is something that touches every Canadian, touches every region of our country, touches every riding in our nation. I'm pleased to see the work you've done because when we are out there, we are Team Canada.
Thank you, Chair.