October 30, 2014 – Ottawa – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today met with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in Ottawa. This is the second meeting between Minister Moore and Secretary Pritzker and follows their meeting in Washington, D.C., last month.
Minister Moore and Secretary Pritzker both emphasized their governments' commitment to supporting continued growth in both Canada and the United States' manufacturing sector through stronger support for North American innovation. In 2014, Canada's manufacturing sector has seen significant gains, up more than 25 percent since the recession, and it employs close to 1.7 million Canadians—almost all full-time.
They also discussed both countries' engagement on international trade, including trade with the European Union, with which Canada recently finalized an agreement, and with the Asia-Pacific region, where both countries are engaged in negotiations as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Minister Moore and Secretary Pritzker reaffirmed their governments' commitment to pursue aggressive trade agendas and to further enhance the Canada-U.S. trade relationship, which is the largest, most successful and most dynamic in the world.
Minister Moore and Secretary Pritzker concluded the meeting with a discussion of the continued progress being made on the Beyond the Border Initiative.
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