Joint feasibility study on a potential Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement

Government of Canada (July 30, 2020) – Both ASEAN and Canada have identified economic cooperation and trade and investment as necessary elements in further growing and developing their respective economies, as well as the Canada-ASEAN bilateral relationship. Read more.

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Southeast Asia

Export Development Canada – EDC declared in 2017 Southeast Asia to be a high-priority strategic region, because economic growth and development are expected to exceed the global average for the next several years. Read more.

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Ambassador Jailani Mainstreams Discussions on the Potentials and Benefits of an ASEAN-Canada FTA

Embassy of Republic of Indonesia, Ottawa, Canada (March 2, 2020) – The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Ottawa in collaboration with Export Development Canada held an event themed “Focus Group Discussion on the Potential and Benefits of an ASEAN-Canada FTA” (02/03). As panelists, Ambassador Jailani was joined by Hon. Jean Charest, Honorary Chair of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada in 1993, Mr. Jay Allen, Director for Trade Policy and Negotiations, Global Affairs Canada and Mrs. Huong Tra Nguyen Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Vietnam in Ottawa with Mr. Bruce Dunlop, VP of Global Business Development, EDC as moderator.  Read more.

Exploratory discussions for a possible Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement

Government of Canada – The conclusion of exploratory discussions for a possible Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement was announced on September 10, 2019, at the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) – Canada Consultations in Bangkok, Thailand. Read more.

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CPTPP offers opportunities for Canadian enterprises in Vietnam

At a February 10, 2020 workshop co-hosted by the City of Toronto and the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council on the CPTPP and opportunities in Vietnam held in Toronto, Robert Cameron, Regional Manager, Asia, Export Development Canada (EDC) said that with favourable demographic conditions and a rising middle class, Vietnam offered significant opportunities to Canadian businesses. Read more.

Toronto Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong
Toronto Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong provides welcome remarks.