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Sub-activity 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 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.

The program supports other departments with lead responsibility for international chemicals policy, investment and trade. The program tracks and responds to technical measures notified by other countries and analyzes international policy proposals that could either reduce global demand for minerals and metals or impair the competitive position of Canadian producers and exporters. The program also tracks and responds to proposals that could limit the ability of Canadian smelters, refineries and recyclers to access international markets for feedstocks and recycling services.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets Status Results
Businesses have increased opportunities for trade in goods and services 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) Stable or growing by 31/03/2013 To be provided in the corresponding DPR To be provided in the corresponding DPR
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending
2,443 2,443 To be provided in the corresponding DPR

 

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