Sub-program 1.1.1

Mineral and Metal Markets Access and Development

Description

Canadian mineral and metal producers require access to export markets. Domestic production exceeds domestic demand for many commodities, so tariffs and non-tariff barriers can constrain output. Returns to producers and government revenues can also be reduced by either policies and measures that reduce demand for minerals, metals and products containing metals or certification schemes that discriminate against Canadian producers. This Sub-program administers the Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act and regulations that implement Canada’s international obligations under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and ensure market access for Canadian diamond producers and users.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Businesses have increased opportunities for trade in goods and services to export markets related to minerals and metals Mineral and metal exports as a percentage of mineral and metal production value (including coal exports and production from imported feeds) Meet or exceed baseline percentage of mineral and metal exports (baseline to be established in 2012-13) by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
1,720 1,720