Tag: Trade Winds

Croatia: Inviting Canadians to invest and visit

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Croatia: Inviting Canadians to invest and visit

Croatia is the youngest member of the European Union; we became its 28th member in July 2013. And last year, we celebrated our 25th anniversary of independence. But historically speaking, Croatia is an old European country. The first Croatian king was crowned in 925. Today, Croatia is a modern and open middle-European country with lots […]

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Venezuela: Open for investment

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Venezuela: Open for investment

The Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Belt is the biggest source of oil reserves in the world, with proven reserves of 272 billion barrels of crude spanning an area of 55,314 square kilometres in the country’s Guárico, Anzoátegui and Monagas states. If you consider all of the oil-producing projects in our country, we have a grand total […]

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Turkey-Canada trade full of promise

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Turkey-Canada trade full of promise

Turkey is a rising economic powerhouse and a strong emerging force in the global economy. Today, Turkey is the 18th-largest economy in the world and sixth-largest in Europe, with a GDP of about $720 billion US. Turkey boasts highly developed technological infrastructure in the transportation, telecommunications and energy sectors, a strong domestic market and a […]

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Argentina: More than beef and wine grapes

Argentina: More than beef and wine grapes

Since President Mauricio Macri took office in December 2015, his government has made important changes to stabilize the business environment for local and foreign companies in Argentina. It has corrected macroeconomic imbalances, lifted capital controls, devalued the Argentine peso, reduced import regulations and removed most export taxes. Concurrently, Macri has taken steps to restore the […]

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Israel-Canada: Tech, cyber-security (and hummus)

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Israel-Canada: Tech, cyber-security (and hummus)

After signing free-trade agreements with its North American neighbours, Canada’s next agreement was with Israel. Since it came into force in 1997, trade has tripled, from less than $500 million to $1.6 billion in 2014. Israel’s top imports were aircraft, electrical machinery, paper and paperboard, precious stones and metals, cereals and vegetable products — in […]

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Vietnam: Canada’s fastest-growing partner in East Asia

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Vietnam: Canada’s fastest-growing partner in East Asia

Last year was a remarkable one for the Canada-Vietnam trading relationship. Two-way trade increased more than 40 percent, reaching $4.8 billion and making Vietnam Canada’s largest trading partner in Southeast Asia. It also made ours the fastest-growing trading relationship in all of East Asia. Vietnam exports $4.1 billion to Canada, while importing about $700 million […]

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Kazakhstan’s enticing deal for Canadian investors

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kazakhstan’s enticing deal for Canadian investors

When it comes to trade, Kazakhstan is among Canada’s priority countries, according to Global Affairs Canada’s global markets action plan. In 2012-2013, two-way trade between Kazakhstan and Canada was almost $6 billion. During that period, exports from Kazakhstan to Canada were $5.7 billion, while the value of imports from Canada to Kazakhstan reached $267 million. […]

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Enhancing Pakistan-Canada trade ties

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Enhancing Pakistan-Canada trade ties

Pakistan is emerging as a trading nation, in part because of its location at the crossroads of South Asia, China, Central Asia, West Asia and the Indian Ocean. With its liberal pro-investment policies, Pakistan has a rapidly growing economy with a highly skilled and moderately priced workforce. “Trade not aid” has been the mantra of […]

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Costa Rica: A natural paradise for business growth

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Costa Rica: A natural paradise for business growth

Costa Rica, my country, has big dreams and aspirations for the well-being of fellow Costa Ricans and humankind. Our well-being has been possible because we live in the oldest democracy in Latin America and, like Canada, we are a nation committed to peace, education, health, solidarity and the promotion and defence of human rights and […]

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Bosnia-Canada trade: Plenty of untapped potential

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bosnia-Canada trade: Plenty of untapped potential

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a heart-shaped land. This is not just a marketing motto or allusion to the appearance of the country, it is also a hint of what to expect from the country and the people who live in it. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is situated in the Balkans in the space where the […]

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