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 will be the keynote speaker at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities 2019 annual convention, discussing the benefits of trade deals such as the CPTPP for Saskatchewan exporters and the importance of inclusive trade.
Recently, Minister Carr led a cross-Canada tour with Canadian trade commissioners involved in the Asia-Pacific region to highlight expanding opportunities available to Canadian businesses in the region’s dynamic and growing markets. On the tour, more than 1,500 representatives of Canadian companies participated in seminars as well as in one-on-one meetings with trade commissioners and trade policy and funding experts to learn how their businesses can benefit from Canada’s trade diversification strategy.

To help Canadians take advantage of Canada’s trade agreements and access to new markets, the Government of Canada is investing $1.1 billion in programs and services that:

  • provide resources to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them explore new export opportunities;
  • enhance trade services for Canadian exporters; and
  • help Canadian innovators add value, succeed and grow their businesses.
Source: Global Affairs Canada
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