Key Responsibilities

Opening markets within Canada and around the world allows Alberta businesses and investors to grow and increases their ability to compete internationally.  Alberta has been a strong and consistent supporter of removing barriers to trade within Canada and internationally as a key means to open markets for Alberta’s products and services. As the Ministry responsible for Alberta's overall trade policy, IIR:
  • leads Alberta's overall participation in the negotiation of domestic and international trade agreements
  • coordinates Alberta's approach to implementing concluded agreements
  • manages and defends disputes involving Alberta that may arise under those agreements.