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CABC Blog 2017-09-21T06:03:06+00:00

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With the support of Export Development Canada (EDC), the Canada-ASEAN Business Council hosted the Infrastructure in Indonesia breakfast seminar at Fairmont Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 29, between 8am and 11am. Mr. Klaus Houben (Chief Representative, Southeast Asia, Export Development Canada) gave his opening remarks The event was attended by about 60 attendees, including Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Peter MacArthur, representatives from the Canadian Embassy in Indonesia, EDC, the ASEAN Secretariat, Canadian businesses, and local key players in the infrastructure sector in Indonesia. Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Peter MacArthur gave his remarks The event featured presentations and a panel…
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau PC MP recently concluded his visit to South East Asia including Singapore for the ASEAN Summit and Papua New Guinea for the APEC meetings. In line with Canada’s trade diversification agenda, Trudeau’s Asia trip, accompanied by Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr PC MP, aimed to forge closer trade ties with  ASEAN and Asia-Pacific regions. On November 13th, the CABC was privileged to host the prime minister and Minister Carr for a CABC-CanCham Trade Dialogue with leaders from the Canadian business community in Singapore. This is the first time the CABC, together with…
The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) was held earlier this month and brought together key players throughout the energy value chain.  While I focused on the main forum and Gas Asia Summit (GAS), there were programmes and exhibition halls dedicated to the renewable and downstream sectors as well. First, I want to comment on the CABC Canada Spotlight.  I had the privilege to moderate the panel, which included Mary Hemmingsen (NW Innovation Works), Randy Quinn (CIBC), and two gentlemen who are literally on the front lines of progressing Canada’s LNG export capabilities, Ratnesh Bedi (Pacific Oil & Gas) and Nigel…
Since 2012, the CABC has been working to grow commercial opportunities and facilitate the creation of a sustainable and prosperous Canada-ASEAN economic relationship. Despite the current global trading environment of growing protectionism, Canada and ASEAN are well-positioned to stand together as champions of open trade. Allow me to share some of our observations over the past few years: Increasing trade between Canada and ASEAN Trade between Canada and ASEAN is substantial and growing – ASEAN is Canada’s sixth-largest trading partner while Canada is the ninth largest merchandise-trading partner of ASEAN. In 2017, total merchandise trade between Canada and ASEAN was…