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Asia’s Largest Airshow

Over 1,000 firms taking part in trade event; aerobatic display to feature pilots from six countries Asia's largest airshow kicks off on the 6th February 2018, providing a platform to showcase upcoming technology and discuss emerging issues in the world of aviation, such as the regulation of autonomous vehicles and aviation cyber security. Singapore [...]

Asia’s Largest Airshow 2018-02-16T06:58:34+00:00

Philippine President Cancels Deal to Buy Canadian Helicopters

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference on the sidelines of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Pasay, metro Manila, Philippines, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao The Philippine president has ordered the cancellation of a deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada and says [...]

Philippine President Cancels Deal to Buy Canadian Helicopters 2018-02-16T06:58:17+00:00

BC Premier and Ministers Travel to Japan on Asia Mission

Technology, energy and natural resources were the focus of the Government of British Columbia's mission to Japan, part of this government's first mission to Asia. During the two-day visit to Tokyo, the B.C. delegation hosted a natural resources roundtable with Japanese companies to discuss investment in B.C. projects. B.C. Premier John Horgan held meetings [...]

BC Premier and Ministers Travel to Japan on Asia Mission 2018-02-11T13:36:14+00:00

Now is the time for Canada to diversify its trade plans beyond North America

To diversify successfully, Canadian firms require a full understanding of how international business works today and where the opportunities lie. Nimble exporting businesses and innovative policy-makers know that the traditional model of selling commodities and manufactured goods to foreign buyers has evolved – into a more modern and sophisticated approach to international business. Trade [...]

Now is the time for Canada to diversify its trade plans beyond North America 2018-02-09T06:29:27+00:00

Delegation to Advance Nova Scotia’s Relationship with Asia

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil arrived with a delegation in Asia on 26 January 2018 to pursue economic opportunities, including direct air access with China. The premier is joined by representatives of Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Halifax International Airport Authority, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs during the mission, [...]

Delegation to Advance Nova Scotia’s Relationship with Asia 2018-02-09T06:28:44+00:00

Scholarships available for the upcoming NUS “Managing Cross-Border Trade and Value Chains in Southeast Asia” Program by National University of Singapore

Air travel network over East Asia. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Scholarships available for the upcoming NUS “Managing Cross-Border Trade and Value Chains in Southeast Asia” Program by National University of Singapore! Each International Development Research Centre scholarship covers the cost of the workshop and 5 nights accommodation in NUS Housing. [...]

Scholarships available for the upcoming NUS “Managing Cross-Border Trade and Value Chains in Southeast Asia” Program by National University of Singapore 2018-02-05T02:31:50+00:00

What Did the Trudeau government Just Agree to in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership?

1- Culture: Kyodo News reports, "Representatives [at the TPP talks in Tokyo] were cautious about Canada’s request to restrict foreign films — a bid to protect its French-speaking culture — as the move could mean revising the pact’s agreement on trade liberalization. It was decided that the issue will be worked out in the [...]

What Did the Trudeau government Just Agree to in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership? 2018-02-02T05:22:10+00:00

Canadian Industries Split on New TPP Trade Deal

Canada and 10 other countries, including Japan, have reached a deal on a new Pacific Rim trade accord that does not include the United States. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne announced on Tuesday, will benefit Canada's agricultural sector, chiefly beef and pork producers, which are being [...]

Canadian Industries Split on New TPP Trade Deal 2018-02-02T05:16:31+00:00

2018 Prospects for Asia

In this article, Devonshire-Ellis, details, by country, what he has learned during 2017, and what 2018 may bring in terms of opportunities Singapore Singapore has quietly been embracing new digital technologies; transforming its massive logistics and port infrastructure and all the industries that support that transformation. Efficiency, not size, is the key word here, something [...]

2018 Prospects for Asia 2018-01-29T05:17:48+00:00

Do ‘National Security’ Threats Signal The Beginning Of The End For U.S.-China Trade Relations?

The Trump administration is gearing up for renewed confrontation with China on trade-related issues. Most observers have focused their attention on the threat of increased tariffs or the “renegotiation” and dismantling of existing free trade agreements. In 2018, Washington could unleash a host of damaging policy weapons that have nothing to do with customs duties [...]

Do ‘National Security’ Threats Signal The Beginning Of The End For U.S.-China Trade Relations? 2018-01-26T08:49:22+00:00