Tag: Trade Winds

Switzerland: A world leader in innovation

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Switzerland: A world leader in innovation

In January of this year, Switzerland and Canada signed a joint statement on science, technology and innovation on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, affirming a mutual interest in deepening co-operation in those fields. This should not come as a surprise because the two countries are natural partners. According to the […]

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Paraguay: For investment and renewable energy

Paraguay: For investment and renewable energy

Paraguay’s economy is an open one that has, over the past decade, grown at a rate of nearly five per cent, a GDP growth that has beaten the regional average since 2013. This growth has been mainly due to the country’s heavy reliance on natural resources, including energy, which comes from the hydroelectric bi-national entities […]

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Moldova: An emerging market in Europe

| July 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
Moldova: An emerging market in Europe

Moldova is a country in southeast Europe that borders the European Union with which it has increasing co-operation thanks, in part, to its proximity. Signed in 2014, an association agreement established a new legal framework for ensuring Moldova’s political association and economic integration with the EU, based on common values and close links. A full […]

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Spain: An open economy and trading partner

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Spain: An open economy and trading partner

In recent years, Spain’s economy has improved its competitiveness by increasing productivity and creating a better business environment. Projected GDP growth for 2017 is 3.1 per cent. Currently, Spain’s is the fifth-largest economy in Europe and 13th globally, with a nominal GDP of $1.2 trillion US. To put things in perspective, Canada ranks 10th globally […]

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Hungary: A transportation hub in Europe

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Hungary: A transportation hub in Europe

Located in Central Europe, Hungary is one of the fastest-growing economies in the European Union. In 2017, the country’s GDP grew by four per cent. Due to its strategic location between Western and Eastern Europe, Hungary acts as a gateway for trade and investment for countries inside and outside of the EU. It has one […]

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Dominican Republic: Ripe for trade and investment

Dominican Republic: Ripe for trade and investment

As ambassador, my priority is to continue to increase the visibility of our country as a tourist destination and strong business partner. In this regard, we recently organized a tourism, economic and cultural event in Ottawa, with strong support from the Canadian and Dominican business communities. My country has a balanced and diversified economy grounded […]

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Formalize Taiwan ties to boost Canadian exports

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Formalize Taiwan ties to boost Canadian exports

Taiwan and Canada have always enjoyed close, mutually beneficial economic and trade relations. In 2016, Taiwan’s total value of imports from Canada reached $1.2 billion US, while Canada imported $3.8 billion US from Taiwan in the same year. Taiwan’s top exports to Canada were mostly in the technology field and included such products as integrated […]

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Kuwait is an investment hub for Canada

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kuwait is an investment hub for Canada

Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world and a leading economic centre in the region. Despite its small size, the country has a number of natural resources that have enabled it to grow its economic strength. The economy depends on oil, with fixed oils reserves of about 102 billion barrels, or about […]

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Jordan is primed and positioned for investment

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Jordan is primed and positioned for investment

Since King Abdullah’s 1999 ascension to the throne, Jordan has taken steps to encourage foreign investment and develop an outward-oriented market-based globally competitive economy. In particular, banking, ICT, pharmaceuticals, tourism and services sectors have all seen key reforms in recent years. Foreign and domestic investment laws grant specific incentives to industry, agriculture, tourism, hospitals, transportation, […]

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China: Marching forward with trade

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
China: Marching forward with trade

Just three months ago, on July 16, when then-Gov. Gen. David Johnston visited JD.com, one of China’s largest online retailers, in Beijing, 140,000 Canadian lobsters were sold online in one day, which broke the record of 97,000 by Alibaba. Now Canada has launched a second Canada pavilion on the JD.com online shopping site to help […]

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