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Economic Ministers from the ten ASEAN Member States and Canada (“the Ministers”) met [virtually] on 29 August 2020 for the 9th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) – Canada Consultations. The Consultations were co-chaired by H.E. Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade, Canada. The Ministers held a discussion with representatives of the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and noted the CABC’s key advocacy on the need to further enhance ASEAN-Canada trade relations through a free trade agreement. The Ministers commended CABC for working together with the…
From: Daniel Schwanen, Vice-President Research, C.D. Howe Institute, written in partnership with the CABC To: Officials involved in Canada-ASEAN consultations Re: Canada and ASEAN trade agreement can foster economic recovery, development and well-being ASEAN Member States and Canada are contemplating their next steps toward a possible trade agreement, even as they continue to be burdened with the health, economic and social impact of COVID-19. Each country seeks, as a matter of priority, to recover from the devastating economic effects of the pandemic. For economies as trade-dependent as those of ASEAN and Canada, much of that recovery will be shaped over…
The “Strengthening the Canada-ASEAN Connection: Business Mobility” report is a collaboration between the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and the University of British Columbia (UBC), with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The relationship between Canada and the ASEAN region is rapidly growing in importance, as both sides recognize the opportunities that emerge from closer cooperation and greater economic integration. In light of shifting global trade patterns, Canada is looking for opportunities to expand and diversify its economic ties beyond its traditional trading partners, and the ASEAN region offers extensive potential for Canadian businesses. As more research focuses on…