ASEAN and Canada agreed to redouble efforts to further strengthen their partnership following the 7th Meeting of the ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee held at the ASEAN Secretariat on 15 March. The meeting discussed collaborative initiatives in a wide range of areas across all three pillars of the ASEAN Community. Taking stock of the implementation [...]
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The Philippine Department of Agriculture and Universal Robina Corp. (URC), one of the Philippines' largest food and beverage companies, have signed a C$127,000 program to boost the potato industry in the country by importing high-quality Granola potato seeds from Canada. The program will connect URC with farmers, and also help them get access to [...]
Boucherville, QC-headquartered Innord Inc., the innovation arm of GeoMegA Resources Inc., has hired Singapore-based Ginger International Trade & Investment Pte. Ltd. (GITI) as a consultant that will serve as Innord's official sales representative for Asia. GITI will be responsible for sales of Innord's rare earth products to designated customers in Asia and assisting to [...]
In celebration of the International Women's Day 2019, CABC spoke to Canadian Ambassador to ASEAN H.E. Diedrah Kelly to find out more about her work and views on the ASEAN-Canada economic corridor. What are your forecasts for the global economy and possible ASEAN-Canada economic corridor for 2019? The global economy is going through a [...]
Minister Carr in Saskatchewan to Highlight Trade Diversification Opportunities for Canadian Businesses
Building on the successful Canadian launch of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Vancouver last month, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, delivered remarks on the importance of trade diversification at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On March 14, Minister Carr [...]
At a recent workshop, Dang Hoang Hai, Head of the Vietnam eCommerce and Digital Economy Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, stated that the domestic e-commerce sector obtained a growth rate of 30 per cent last year as its total revenue sales amounted to some US$8 billion. This far outstrips the figures [...]
Vancouver-headquartered Katipult Technology Corp. (Katipult), a fintech company focused on developing cloud-based software infrastructure to digitize and automate private placements, has announced the addition of a top Singapore advisory firm to its growing client list. Singapore-headquartered RHT Group offers integrated professional services to businesses through its member companies and their subsidiaries. Working with 80 [...]
Thailand plans to build the world’s largest floating solar farms to power Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and to boost the country’s share of clean energy. State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand will float 16 solar farms with a combined capacity of more than 2.7 gigawatts in nine of its hydroelectric dam reservoirs by 2037, [...]
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade Diversification, Omar Alghabra, has announced C$17 million over five years to expand the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program as part of Canada’s commitment to help small and medium-sized enterprises expand and diversify their exports. The funding will allow the expansion of CTA programming to global innovation [...]
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has clinched the Number 2 spot for being the most innovative intellectual property (IP) office in the world, according to World Trademark Review (WTR), the leading global trade publication on trademark issues. In the third edition of WTR’s annual IP Office Innovation Ranking study, Singapore has stepped up [...]