CANADA AND ASEAN

This page features the information from the Government of Canada on Canada and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Canada-ASEAN Relations

  • Canada provides security assistance to ASEAN member states helping to achieve ambitious integration goals, which contributes to regional peace and security and promotes Canadian foreign policy objectives in Southeast Asia.
  • As a group, ASEAN member state economies represent Canada’s sixth-largest trading partner (2018). In 2018, Canada-ASEAN merchandise trade reached $25.1 billion.
  • More than 23,000 students from the ASEAN region currently study in Canada. Read more.
H. E. Diedrah Kelly
Ambassador of the Mission of Canada to ASEAN
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Canada-ASEAN Trade and Investment

  • As a group of countries, the 10 member states of ASEAN would represent Canada’s sixth-largest trading partner (2018).
  • If ASEAN were one economy, it would be the fifth largest in the world.
  • ASEAN is one of the world’s fastest-growing economic regions, with an estimated GDP growth rate of 4.9% for 2019 (Asian Development Bank).
  • In 2018, Canada-ASEAN merchandise trade reached $25.1 billion. Read more.
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Canada’s Development Assistance for ASEAN

  • Canada has provided immediate assistance in response to humanitarian crises across ASEAN and has funded various regional disaster-risk-reduction initiatives in support of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response.
  • Since 2000, Canada has provided $2.7 billion in development assistance to ASEAN and its member states. Read more.