Minister Carr in Saskatchewan to highlight greater opportunities for Canadian businesses around the world
“Helping businesses in Saskatchewan and across Canada to compete and succeed in international markets is vital to the Canadian economy. With trade deals in place giving Canadian businesses improved access to 1.5 billion new customers, we’ve spent a few weeks talking to those businesses about how they can make the most of that. Together, we will seize the opportunities to grow our markets and create high-quality jobs and inclusive economic growth.”
- Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification
The CPTPP is a free trade agreement between Canada and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
On December 30, 2018, the CPTPP entered into force in the first six countries to ratify the agreement: Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. On January 14, 2019, the CPTPP entered into force in Vietnam.
With the CPTPP, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, Canadian businesses now have access to 1.5 billion new customers in more than 50 countries.
As part of its trade diversification strategy, the Government of Canada will invest $100 million over six years to reinforce the CanExport program and related Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) funding programs, helping more Canadian businesses reach overseas markets.
The TCS helps thousands of Canadian businesses succeed in international markets by providing key business insights and access to an unbeatable network of international contacts.
- CPTPP: New trade deal gives Canadian businesses greater access to Asia-Pacific markets
- Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
- Benefits of the CPTPP for Saskatchewan
- Diversifying Canada’s trade and investment opportunities
- Canada’s inclusive approach to trade
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
- CanExport program
- Canada Tariff Finder
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