Minister Ng co-chairs 9th annual ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting-Canada consultations
“As we continue to promote open and rules-based trade, expanding Canada’s trade with ASEAN’s dynamic and fast-growing markets is a priority for Canada. With many shared goals and values between our economies, stronger economic ties with ASEAN will benefit businesses and people for years to come, particularly on the road to global economic recovery from COVID-19.”
- Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
As a group, ASEAN countries ranks as Canada’s sixth-largest trading partner.
Canada’s bilateral merchandise trade relationship with ASEAN reached $27.2 billion in 2019, up from $25.2 billion in 2018.
ASEAN was established on August 8, 1967. Its 10 member states are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It also has two observer states: Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
The Canada-ASEAN Business Council was established in 2012, is based in Singapore and has a representative office in Calgary, Canada.
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