18.1. An international trade liaison committee is established. The committee is responsible for ensuring the cohesiveness and coordination of the action and activities carried on by the Minister, the Minister of Economy and Innovation or Investissement Québec to implement the deployment plan devised under section 12 of the Act respecting the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (chapter M-14.1) or that otherwise relate to the trade agreements referred to in section 22.1, to international trade and to foreign investment.
In addition, the committee must see to it that the necessary liaison mechanisms are put in place to ensure communication and information sharing between the delegates general, the delegates, the persons in charge of any other form of representation and the other members of the staff of the Ministère, the members of the staff of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation as well as those of the staff of Investissement Québec who take part in the action and activities referred to in the first paragraph.
The committee must also see that mechanisms are put in place to promote the coordination of the actions and activities referred to in the first paragraph with those of bodies having expertise in international trade and foreign investment prospecting.
The Deputy Minister, the Deputy Minister of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation and the president and chief executive officer of Investissement Québec are, by virtue of office, members of the liaison committee; the deputy ministers are its co-chairs. The ministers may each designate two other committee members.
1994, c. 15, s. 8; 1996, c. 21, s. 58; 2019, c. 29, s. 961.