CABC BLOG

Canada and Vietnam have shared a longstanding relationship based on trade,  development, and immigration. Over the past several years, this relationship has  deepened considerably.  With Vietnam’s new national leadership put in place for 2021 to 2026, the CABC urges  Canada to secure its economic interests with Vietnam as a key tenet of Canada’s  evolving Indo-Pacific strategy.  Bi-lateral Relationship Overview  Since 2015, Vietnam has been Canada’s largest trading partner in Southeast Asia1 with two-way trade reaching a record of CAD $11.2 billion in 20202. With the  Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Canadian and Vietnamese exporters and investors now…
On March 31st, 2021, the CABC was pleased to host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and welcomed 65 representatives from CABC Members and partners across Canada and the ASEAN region. Promising Economic Recovery in 2021 Despite the unprecedented challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there is a shared sense of optimism for economic recovery and the future of trade relations between Canada and Southeast Asia.  With Canada-ASEAN trade relations totalling $26.7B in 2020, this economic relationship is expected to rebound in the coming year. This recovery is demonstrated through increasing sentiments of trade liberalization, supported by pent-up…
“Advancing Canada’s participation in global digital trade and e-commerce will ensure that more Canadians have access to the benefits and opportunities that flow from international trade and investment. Joining the DEPA would help Canadian businesses benefit from digital trade and adapt to emerging technologies.” – Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade The digital transformation of the global economy is creating new opportunities for Canadian companies and exporters that will support a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 19, 2021, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and…
On March 1st – 2nd, the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) was proud to support the participation of our member EXP Services International Inc. (EXP) at the Academic Forum on the Development and Solutions of Electric Power Problems at Champassak University in Pakse, Laos. The two-day academic forum chaired by the university’s Director, Dr. Bounmy Phonesavanh, discussed developments and improvements in Laos’ electric power sector as well as solutions to electricity-related problems within the country.  At the Forum, participants – including policymakers, business executives, academics, researchers, and engineers – shared private-sector achievements, industry knowledge, and best practices for the electric power sector. In…