Canada and Ukraine are connected by deep and enduring people-to-people ties and growing commercial relations. The entry into force of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) in 2017 marked another milestone in a partnership that has been creating prosperity for citizens of both countries since Canada became the first Western country to recognize Ukraine’s independence in 1991.
The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will deliver opening remarks at the opening reception of the 2018 Fortune Global Forum and will hold bilateral meetings with several stakeholders in Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, the Honourable Jim Carr, will be hosting the Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform on October 24 and 25, 2018. At this meeting, ministers will seek to identify concrete and tangible ways the operation and functioning of the WTO could be enhanced and improved over the short, medium and long term.
The government is determined to make sure the economic benefits of trade and investment are shared by all segments of society. When Indigenous peoples from all over the world are able to build their networks, the opportunities and job creation that flow can be more fully realized.
Canada’s trade diversification strategy is a strong push to both open new markets around the world and to ensure more segments of Canadian society have the tools, capacity and confidence to compete and succeed in them. That effort must include Indigenous peoples. Trade agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, signed with partners in the fast growing Asia-Pacific market, as well as targeted trade missions, such as the one to New Zealand open new doors to international trade for Indigenous peoples and Indigenous-owned businesses.
Canada’s trade diversification strategy is all about securing more trade deals and providing support to innovative, ambitious and hard-working Canadian entrepreneurs so they can achieve success in all corners of the world. By creating new opportunities for Canadian investors, exporters and, especially, our small and medium-sized businesses, the Government of Canada is helping them access new customers, clients and the well-paying jobs that flow from these opportunities.
October 3, 2018 - The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will hold a photo opportunity at Wuxly Movement and deliver a keynote speech at the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, in Toronto, Ontario.
On September 26 and 27, 2018, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will welcome Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, to Montréal, Quebec. During the visit, Minister Carr and Commissioner Malmström will highlight how CETA has notably enhanced partnerships between Canadian and European companies.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA came into force one year ago today, and Canadian consumers and businesses are already reaping its benefits. CETA is a landmark agreement that set new standards for how we build trade deals moving forward.