The Canada Advantage –
Benefits of an ASEAN – Canada FTA
This report is a collaborative publication by the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the National University of Singapore (NUS), with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
“The Canada Advantage” seeks to address how can ASEAN-based companies can benefit from the Canada trade opportunity, and specifically from the implementation of an ASEAN-Canada FTA.
It builds on previous research in prior CABC joint reports: “The ASEAN Advantage” (2017) highlighted compelling reasons for Canada-based companies to seek opportunities in ASEAN, while the “Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey” (2016) reviewed the perspectives of the firms with business interests related to both ASEAN and Canada. Collectively, the three reports support the case that realizing an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement would indeed be mutually beneficial.
This report goes beyond the two-way economic benefits outlined in that report, to examine fascinating stories of how ASEAN industries and businesses are already engaging with Canada, and how an FTA would meaningfully grow their opportunities.
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