To Win at Trade With ASEAN, Canada Must Also Focus on Security and Culture

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Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, July 24, 2017 – Given that Canada is focused primarily on issues that lie within the purview of the ASEAN Economic Community, and considering that developments within this sphere are slow moving, it is worth considering the secretary general’s advice for Canada to further engage with work that fits within the other two pillars to strengthen the foundation for future Canada-ASEAN relations. That being so, why is it necessary to diversify Canada’s relationship with ASEAN beyond economics, and how should Canada invest in the other two pillars?