Tag: Trade Winds

Philippines and Canada: Future trading partners with similar values

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Philippines and Canada: Future trading partners with similar values

The Philippines is on a definitive reform path. The social contract of President Benigno S. Aquino III with the Filipino people compels the government to embark upon a transformative economic and political mission. That contract revolves around five action areas: Good governance, poverty alleviation, sustained economic growth, justice and human rights and environmental protection, climate-change […]

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Canada and Belgium: Way beyond beer and chocolate

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada and Belgium: Way beyond beer and chocolate

If two Belgian products stand out in the minds of many of our Canadian partners, it is, no doubt, beer and chocolate. Indeed, important quantities of both are consumed in Canada, as more and more specialty beers follow the existing flow of kegged and bottled beer from Belgium to Canada, and increasing numbers of chocolatiers […]

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Enhancing Canada-Japan economic relations

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enhancing Canada-Japan economic relations

Canada and Japan have long enjoyed complementary economic relations, each specializing in products for which the other has a strategic need. Canada is rich in natural resources and yields a multitude of agricultural products of which Japan is a major importer. Meanwhile, Japan has developed cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and exports a variety of manufactured products […]

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Myanmar: A new frontier of trade and investment for Canadian business

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Myanmar: A new frontier of trade and investment for Canadian business

Over the past two years, soon after Myanmar embarked on the path of democratic transformation and economic reforms, many positive and significant developments have taken place in Myanmar-Canada bilateral relations. The year 2012, in particular, ushered in a new relationship between the two countries. Foreign Minister John Baird was the first Canadian foreign minister to […]

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Ireland and Canada: Historic ties in a modern relationship

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ireland and Canada: Historic ties in a modern relationship

Five hundred years ago, fishermen from Ireland sailed west to fish cod off the  banks of Newfoundland. In time, a vibrant trade relationship began, and by the late 17th Century, merchants in Ireland were exporting supplies such as pork, butter and beef to support the migratory transatlantic fishery. Eventually, many of those fishermen and traders […]

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Estonia’s small but its trade ambitions are not

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Estonia’s small but its trade ambitions are not

2013 was an exceptional year in Estonian-Canadian relations, as President Toomas Hendrik Ilves made the first Estonian state visit to Canada in May. One of his focuses was to reaffirm the importance of good political relations and co-operation on transatlantic issues, trade and education. On the trade side, there is room for improvement. Canada is […]

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Algeria-Canada: Towards more dynamic relations

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Algeria-Canada: Towards more dynamic relations

Canada recognized Algeria upon independence in 1962, and diplomatic relations were established in 1964. They have been excellent ever since. Approximately 100,000 people of Algerian origin live in Canada, primarily in the Montreal area. Canada is an attractive destination for Algerian students and tourists, more than 9,000 of whom visited Canada in 2012. In terms […]

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Colombia and Canada have never been closer

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Colombia and Canada have never been closer

  Over the course of 60 years of diplomatic ties, the bilateral relationship between Colombia and Canada has never been as strong as it is now, nor has it had as extensive an agenda. Yet, there are still many new opportunities, such as in large infrastructure projects, that shouldn’t be missed. When it comes to […]

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Poland and Canada: A dynamic and growing trade relationship

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Poland and Canada: A dynamic and growing trade relationship

  I note with great satisfaction that my term as the Ambassador of Poland to Canada has witnessed an intensification of co-operation between our countries. The political dialogue blossoms, anchored in common democratic principles and respect for human rights. Perhaps more important, however, we observe much progress being made in the area of economic co-operation. […]

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South Africa: Inspiring new ways

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
South Africa: Inspiring new ways

  In April 2013, South Africa launched its industrial policy action plan (IPAP) with a goal of supporting the country’s growth. IPAP is a framework of collective strategies that are part of the national development plan (NDP), the new growth path (NGP) and the national industrial policy framework (NIPF) policies. These policies guide South Africa’s […]

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