Tag: Trade Winds

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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Morocco: A stable economic gateway to Africa

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Morocco: A stable economic gateway to Africa

The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the most promising countries in Africa and the MENA region. Not only has it been able to showcase its political stability through the events of the Arab Spring of 2011, but it has also managed to maintain a dynamic economy and generate growth even when its most important […]

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Czech Republic: ‘Let’s increase trade and investment’

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Czech Republic: ‘Let’s increase trade and investment’

The Czech Republic is a stable and prosperous market economy, closely integrated with the European Union. We have been a member of the EU since 2004; however, we are not a member of the Eurozone yet. The Czech economy, valued at $217 billion in 2012, is small, open, export-driven and remains very sensitive to the […]

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Guatemala: Active on FTAs

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Guatemala: Active on FTAs

Guatemala recently hosted one of the largest investment conferences of its region. The Guatemala Investment Summit was held May 30-31 in Guatemala City as a means to connect banks, financial institutions, service providers, investors, entrepreneurs, government agencies and businessmen. This summit, the most important and biggest of its kind, provided opportunities to create strategic business […]

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Canada’s global quest for free trade

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canada’s global quest for free trade

  Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of serving as Canada’s minister of international trade. It has been an incredibly busy and exciting time. Guided by the global commerce strategy (GCS) introduced in 2007, Canada has been undertaking the most ambitious trade expansion plan in our country’s history. The strategy is […]

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Portugal: On the path of recovery

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Portugal: On the path of recovery

By Pedro Moitinho de Almeida Former ambassador of Portugal Portugal is currently undergoing an economic adjustment program, that is steering the economy on a path of recovery. With assistance from the IMF, EU and ECB (the Troika), a balanced program has been implemented, with the goal of promoting reforms to increase competitiveness and boost economic […]

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Canada and Australia: natural trade partners

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canada and Australia: natural trade partners

By Louise Hand Australian High Commissioner The Australia-Canada relationship is very close and works exceptionally well across a wide range of issues. We co-operate closely in international affairs, advocating human rights, democracy and freedom around the world, including through the United Nations and the Commonwealth. Almost daily, our political and business leaders use one another […]

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Indonesia and Canada: boosting relations

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Indonesia and Canada: boosting relations

By Dienne H. Moehario Ambassador of Indonesia In its relations with Canada, Indonesia’s priority is enhancing bilateral relations between our two countries. The year 2012 was an important one because Indonesia and Canada celebrated the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations, in October 2012. The spirit of the celebration was maintained throughout the year. Highlighting the […]

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