Canada minister emphasizes trade building

June 6, 2011 at 7:25 am

  Canada under Prime Minister Stephen Harper remains committed to broadening the country’s trading relationships, International Trade and Asia-Pacific Gateway Minister Ed Fast said Thursday.
   “International trade is, fundamentally, a kitchen-table issue, a matter of fundamental importance to the financial security of hard-working Canadians,” said Fast, in his first keynote speech, delivered to members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which represents Canadian businesses of all sizes.
   He noted one-in-five Canadian jobs are directly or indirectly dependent on exports and that trade accounts for nearly 60 percent of Canada’s gross domestic product.
   “That is why we are committed to securing and deepening access to traditional markets, like the United States, and broadening and expanding access to more markets, like the European Union, India and the other fast-growing countries of Asia and the Americas,” Fast said.  Read more.

American Shipper,  6/3/2011


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