CABC BLOG

With Canada and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) to begin negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), it is important that companies and individuals understand the negotiating process and how they might be able to provide input and feedback to the negotiating team. In this 3-part blog series, CABC Advocacy Chair Geoff Donald shares insight on the trade agreement negotiation process and encourages Canadian and ASEAN companies to join the CABC in its mission to facilitate closer Canada-ASEAN trade and investment ties. Why negotiate a free trade agreement? The purpose of any free trade agreement is to liberalise…
The PERIPHERY report is a new series developed by Accommcan Communications and BriteBirch Collective, two Canada-based communications consultancies with a passion for driving increased collaboration between Canada and countries in Asia Pacific. The Cleantech edition is the second in the series. The report examines the accelerating cleantech industry in Canada and Asia and learn about the opportunities for collaboration in areas such as waste-to-energy, carbon capture and water sustainability. Read the report here: The PERIPHERY: Cleantech Edition
The CABC, in collaboration with our Patron Member Manulife, released a position paper on Vaccine Rollouts and the COVID-19 Recovery in ASEAN. This paper incorporates the insights of the Canadian private sector to offer key recommendations on how ASEAN can improve its multilateral vaccination efforts – which is essential for the safe re-opening of borders and travel. This paper also showcases the role that the Canadian businesses have taken to increase ASEAN’s vaccination rates, as well as accelerating the post-pandemic economic recovery. Read the position paper here: CABC-Manulife ASEAN Vaccine Rollout Position Paper
Canada and ASEAN Launch Official Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at the 10th AEM-Canada Consultations The Canada-ASEAN Business Council is delighted to share that Canada and ASEAN have agreed to launch negotiations for a Canada-ASEAN FTA on November 17th, 2021 (Read official announcement from Global Affairs Canada here).  Formal negotiations of a Canada-ASEAN FTA were launched at the 10th AEM-Canada Consultations, the most important annual trade meeting between Canada and ASEAN (Read the Joint Media Statement here).  The CABC, led by Wayne Farmer, President and the Hon. Jean Charest, Honorary Chair, joined Minister Mary Ng and Canada’s delegation to the…