Tag: Trade Winds

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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Slovenia: Globally branded and seeking trade

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Slovenia: Globally branded and seeking trade

Throughout history, Slovenia has been at a crossroads of routes leading from east to west and north to south, with many influences shaping its character. Today, this can be seen in Slovenia’s cultural diversity, its adventuresome people, its vibrant economic activity and the valuable contributions of Slovenian scientists to the world. Positive results achieved by […]

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Ethiopia: 11 percent GDP growth for a decade

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ethiopia: 11 percent GDP growth for a decade

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Canada. Although Canada is well-known to Ethiopians, events were held in Addis Ababa and Ottawa to celebrate formal diplomatic ties. Ethiopia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, having managed to maintain an average 11 percent GDP growth […]

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Ecuador: Ready for Canadian investment

Ecuador: Ready for Canadian investment

Ecuador is blessed with a privileged position on the world map. Located at latitude zero, the country sits right on the equatorial line, nestled between the Andes Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the Amazon rainforest. It is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world and is the home of the Galapagos Islands, where […]

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