Tag: Trade Winds

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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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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