CABC BLOG

The CABC celebrates the 45th anniversary of ASEAN-Canada dialogue relations and welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement made at the ASEAN-Canada Commemorative Summit on November 12 to commit $333 million into deepening Canada’s engagement with the region. ASEAN and Canada also committed to elevate its relationship to a strategic partnership. This new Strategic Partnership represents a strong endorsement of Canada’s engagement in the region and an important symbolic step to continue deepening our relations with ASEAN moving forward. At the summit, Canada and ASEAN together released a joint statement, highlighting future areas of joint cooperation under the deepening Canada-ASEAN strategic…
As a land scarce nation which imports over 90% of its food supply, Singapore requires reliable and trusted food sources. Canada, with its vast farmland and abundant agricultural output, is the world’s 5th largest food exporter. Despite this apparent supply and demand synergy, Canada does not rank in the top 25 food importers to Singapore. Countries such as Belgium, Ghana, and Mexico sell more food here. In an era of geopolitical upheaval, volatile trade policy and climate change, it’s time for Canada to play a much larger role in Singapore’s food security. Recognizing its food challenge, the Singapore Food Agency…
The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) took part in high-level events surrounding the 54th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting and Related Meetings in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from September 14-18th. The CABC started its engagements by attending the 20th ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Meeting with other Joint Business Councils, hosted by H.E. Neak Oknha Kith Meng, Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council 2022. As part of the ASEAN-BAC Working Groups, the CABC contributed to the strategic discussion areas for AEM action including healthcare, green energy transition, digital transformation, supply chain connectivity and resilience, small and medium enterprise (SME) support and development, and digital…
On Wednesday morning of May 25th, the CABC kicked-off its transition back to in-person programming with a hybrid event, ASEAN as Canada’s Key to the Indo-Pacific: Implications for Businesses, which was held at the Shangri-La in Singapore and broadcasted live virtually. The CABC was honoured to have received over 320 virtual registrations and convened in-person over 60 senior-level public and private sector representatives who are driving trade and businesses between Canada and ASEAN, and to provide a platform for guests to both reconnect and form new relationships during the networking session. We would like to especially thank TD Bank, Sun…