CABC Advocacy Roadmap 2019

//CABC Advocacy Roadmap 2019
CABC Advocacy Roadmap 2019 2019-02-14T10:15:29+08:00

In our mission to promote and increase trade relations between Canada and ASEAN, CABC continues to drive change and progress on policy issues that matter to our Members.

Following our success in these areas last year, we have identified three focus areas to continue our advocacy efforts:

Increasing Trade

Increasing Connectivity &

Facilitating Business

Supporting Education

Increasing Trade

ACCELERATE ASEAN-CANADA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT DISCUSSIONS

  • Accelerate the launch of formal negotiations for an ASEAN-Canada FTA
  • Conduct sector-specific research to support the development of a potential ASEAN Canada FTA

PROMOTE THE COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT FOR TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (CPTPP)

  • Promote awareness among business community in Canada and ASEAN to drive utilization of the agreement and accelerate trade based on improved market access

Increasing Connectivity & Facilitating Business

APEC BUSINESS TRAVEL CARDS

  • Increase frequency of ABTC enrolment opportunities in ASEAN to a minimum of once per quarter
  • Build constructive relationships with relevant key government bodies and stakeholders

WORK PERMITS & VISAS 

  • Conduct research and publish recommendations to improve visa access for Canadians in ASEAN and ASEAN member citizens in Canada
  • Encourage countries to provide short-term work visas to facilitate business activities

Supporting Education

ASEAN-CANADA BILATERAL EDUCATION EXCHANGES

  • Promote Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program application opportunities in ASEAN
  • Advocate for closer youth exchange and people-to-people ties through work permits for internships in ASEAN and explore possibility of work-holiday visas for Canadians to key ASEAN markets, including Singapore

Download the CABC Advocacy Roadmap here.