22.2. Every important international commitment, including the reservations relating thereto, if any, shall be tabled in the National Assembly by the Minister at the time deemed proper by the Minister. The tabled text of an international commitment shall be accompanied with an explanatory note on the content and effects of the commitment.
The expression “important international commitment” means an international agreement referred to in section 19 or an international accord referred to in section 22.1 and any instrument relating to either of them, which, in the opinion of the Minister,
(1) requires, for its implementation by Québec, the passing of an Act or the making of a regulation, the imposition of a tax or the acceptance of an important financial obligation;
(2) concerns human rights and freedoms;
(3) concerns international trade; or
(4) should be tabled in the National Assembly.
The Minister of Economy and Innovation exercises the functions of the Minister of International Relations provided for in this section as regards any important international commitment which concerns international trade. Order in Council 820-2019 dated 14 August 2019, (2019) 151 G.O. 2 (French), 3787.