CABC is excited to announce the first Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow in April across Canada! Sponsored by National Bank of Canada, the Canada-ASEAN Innovation Roadshow aims to accelerate Canada-ASEAN commercial ties, with a special focus on small businesses pushing the boundaries of technology. CABC is partnering with National Bank of Canada, Fasken, and Deloitte Canada to host events in 3 major Canadian cities, to offer engaging dialogue and [...]
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Despite recent trade headwinds from our largest trading partner—the United States—and challenges to our dialogue on China trade expansion, Canada has completed encouraging trade deals, including: Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with the European Union Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) All will help Canada diversify trade and improve [...]
On February 11th, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, was joined at the Vancouver Convention Centre by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and by representatives of the business community to celebrate the entry into force of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP gives [...]
As Thailand prepares for the ASEAN chairmanship in 2019, Canada-ASEAN relations are taking center stage in corporate, academic and political circles on both sides of the Pacific. I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking on a panel at just such an event: the “Canada and Thailand: Lessons from the Past and Future Agenda” [...]
At the meeting with Canadian Ambassador Deborah Anne Paul, Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said the relationship between Vietnam and Canada was at its best level ever in all spheres, from economy to national defence and security. He asked the diplomat to make greater efforts to promote bilateral trade, suggesting that the [...]
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). He required ministries, ministerial-level and governmental agencies, and People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces increase the dissemination of information about the CPTPP and participating countries among the public, particularly groups likely to be [...]
The House of Representatives of the Philippines approved on third reading a bill that seeks to legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana. On Tuesday afternoon, 163 lawmakers voted for the passage of House Bill (HB) 6517 on final reading. Five lawmakers voted against the measure while three others abstained. HB 6517, authored [...]
In an attempt to make Jakarta an efficient city, the capital is to have a massive amount of infrastructure built and expanded within 10 years, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said. The idea was discussed and agreed to during a meeting on Monday hosted by Vice President Jusuf Kalla for several other officials, including [...]
Thailand saw a record 38.27 million tourists in 2018, up 7.5% from 2017, the Tourism Ministry said on Monday. The country's December tourist arrivals were 3.85 million, the ministry said in a statement. Chinese visitors are the top source of foreign receipts in an industry that makes up about a fifth of the economy. [...]
Export Development Canada (EDC) and its Board of Directors welcome the Government of Canada’s appointment of Mairead Lavery as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 5, 2019. Ms. Lavery joined EDC in 2014, as Senior Vice President (SVP), Business Development Group. As SVP she has led a team responsible for connecting with Canadian [...]