Tag: Trade Winds

Korea-Canada FTA: A new strategic partnership

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Korea-Canada FTA: A new strategic partnership

In 2013, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada. Over these years, Korea-Canada relations have blossomed. Last year marked the beginning of the next 50 years of Korea-Canada relations. To celebrate, Canadians welcomed President Park Geun-hye to Ottawa in September, marking the first time since the establishment of diplomatic ties […]

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Angola: A country rebounding, onward and upward

Angola: A country rebounding, onward and upward

Angola is recovering nicely after years of conflict. Its priority economic sectors include agriculture, construction and infrastructure, power generation, water, sanitation, mining, oil and gas, social housing and tourism. The country’s post-conflict reconstruction needs are vast, a situation that should be harnessed by developed nations such as Canada. It has needs in all of the […]

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Finland and Canada – northern partners

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Finland and Canada – northern partners

Finland and Canada share many similarities that bring us closer despite our geographic distance. Both are Northern and Arctic democracies with common values, good governance, wealthy economies, highly educated workforces, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong belief in the rule of law. We share similar interests and work together in international forums, including the United […]

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Albania, no better time to invest and explore

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Albania, no better time to invest and explore

Branding Albania is the newest major initiative launched by the Albanian government to promote our country’s identity in the world market. StrawberryFrog, the company that won the project through an open international competition, has already submitted its slogan, “Albania, go your own way” and is building its strategy to promote our tourism, investments and intellectual […]

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Armenia and Canada: A trading work in progress

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Armenia and Canada: A trading work in progress

Further enhancing trade with Canada has been on my radar since the first day I arrived in Canada. In my previous capacity, as director of the Americas at Armenia’s foreign ministry, I was aware of our economic realities, mainly that there was established mining co-operation between our countries and that all other aspects of trade […]

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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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