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Canada announces new investments to help access new markets, customers, and jobs

On April 9, Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr highlighted the expanded opportunities available to Canadian entrepreneurs abroad through New Markets, New Customers, New Jobs: Canada’s Trade Diversification Strategy - an investment of $1.1 billion over six years to help businesses to succeed in new markets. Minister Carr was in Ottawa to meet [...]

Canada announces new investments to help access new markets, customers, and jobs 2019-04-12T15:53:35+08:00

Canada wants more trade with ASEAN

Is an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the cards? The idea which was first proposed in 2016, was one of many on the agenda during the 16th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, last month. Both parties agreed to continued implementation of the ASEAN-Canada Plan of Action (2016-2020) which includes working towards a [...]

Canada wants more trade with ASEAN 2019-04-09T10:36:15+08:00

Myanmar Opens Insurance Market to Insurers including Manulife

The government of Myanmar has announced that it will welcome five global insurance companies – which includes Canadian insurer Manulife – to establish wholly-owned subsidiaries in the region. Myanmar’s Planning and Finance Ministry initially announced that only three foreign companies would be provisionally authorized to operate in the region, but a more recent statement [...]

Myanmar Opens Insurance Market to Insurers including Manulife 2019-04-09T10:19:16+08:00

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to set up more offices in Asia

Canada’s $143-billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is looking to expand its footprint in Asia by adding new offices in the region over the next five years. The third largest retirement fund of Canada is looking to focus on private markets, particularly real estate assets in Asia, with a potentially increased allocation from its current [...]

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to set up more offices in Asia 2019-04-09T09:54:59+08:00

ASEAN and Canada to Redouble Cooperation Efforts

ASEAN and Canada recently reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen partnership and expand cooperation, including redoubling efforts in several areas, at the 16th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue held in Ottawa. Both sides, represented by senior officials, noted the significant growth in their relations over the past four decades and agreed to renew impetus to deepen their relations [...]

ASEAN and Canada to Redouble Cooperation Efforts 2019-04-01T13:55:12+08:00

ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee holds 7th meeting

ASEAN and Canada agreed to redouble efforts to further strengthen their partnership following the 7th Meeting of the ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee held at the ASEAN Secretariat on 15 March. The meeting discussed collaborative initiatives in a wide range of areas across all three pillars of the ASEAN Community. Taking stock of the implementation [...]

ASEAN-Canada Joint Cooperation Committee holds 7th meeting 2019-03-22T16:08:47+08:00

Philippines to Import High-quality Potato Seed from Canada

The Philippine Department of Agriculture and Universal Robina Corp. (URC), one of the Philippines' largest food and beverage companies, have signed a C$127,000 program to boost the potato industry in the country by importing high-quality Granola potato seeds from Canada. The program will connect URC with farmers, and also help them get access to [...]

Philippines to Import High-quality Potato Seed from Canada 2019-03-19T11:38:20+08:00

Quebec Company to Expand Rare Earth Sales in Asia

Boucherville, QC-headquartered Innord Inc., the innovation arm of GeoMegA Resources Inc., has hired Singapore-based Ginger International Trade & Investment Pte. Ltd. (GITI) as a consultant that will serve as Innord's official sales representative for Asia. GITI will be responsible for sales of Innord's rare earth products to designated customers in Asia and assisting to [...]

Quebec Company to Expand Rare Earth Sales in Asia 2019-03-15T17:14:59+08:00

Minister Carr in Saskatchewan to Highlight Trade Diversification Opportunities for Canadian Businesses

Building on the successful Canadian launch of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Vancouver last month, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, delivered remarks on the importance of trade diversification at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On March 14, Minister Carr [...]

Minister Carr in Saskatchewan to Highlight Trade Diversification Opportunities for Canadian Businesses 2019-03-14T16:51:05+08:00

Vietnam E-Commerce Market Size to Peak at US$15 Billion by 2020

At a recent workshop, Dang Hoang Hai, Head of the Vietnam eCommerce and Digital Economy Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, stated that the domestic e-commerce sector obtained a growth rate of 30 per cent last year as its total revenue sales amounted to some US$8 billion. This far outstrips the figures [...]

Vietnam E-Commerce Market Size to Peak at US$15 Billion by 2020 2019-03-14T12:34:10+08:00