Minister Fast celebrates with Brazilian students completing their term in schools across Canada.
Minister Fast celebrates with Brazilian students completing their term in schools across Canada.
Canadian producers can now export beef to Nicaragua, with full market access restored. Furthermore, market access for Canadian pork has been established for the first time.
Reports on perimeter security and economic competitiveness demonstrate progress made on improving trade and travel between the two countries, as well as on strengthening security and economic competitiveness.
Minister Fast announces that Canada-Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act has received royal assent.
Canada-EU trade agreement would greatly benefit the Canada-Italy trading relationship as well as workers and businesses in both countries.
The U.S. has until end of May 2013 to bring its Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) measure into compliance with its WTO obligations.
Canada will be a strong voice at the TPP negotiating table.
Japan is Canada’s largest source of job-creating investment from Asia.
Minister Ablonczy, on behalf of Minister Fast, led a trade mission to Peru, Colombia and Panama from November 11 to 16, focusing on the infrastructure subsectors of energy, transportation and water.
Minister Fast announced that the Canada-Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act has been passed by the House of Commons. Once implemented, the agreement will give new tools to Canadian businesses to compete with others in Panama’s market.
Highlighting the many benefits that an ambitious Canada-EU trade agreement would bring to hard-working Canadians across the country.
Minister Fast and Prime Minister Harper will visit India from November 3 to 9 and will then visit the Philippines and Hong Kong from November 10 to 11 to deepen trade relations in the fast-growing Asian region.
Deeper trade with the European Union will bring good jobs, growth and long-term prosperity to hard-working Ontarians.
Canada and Japan will meet on November 26 in Tokyo for the first full round of trade negotiations.
The conclusion an ambitious Canada-EU trade agreement will take Canada-Ireland partnership to the next level and benefit workers and businesses in both countries, says Minister Fast.
Deeper Canada-Chile ties will help create jobs, growth and prosperity for Canadian businesses and workers.
Deeper trade with the EU will bring benefits to various sectors of Nova Scotia’s economy, said Minister MacKay.
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Minister Fast will lead a trade mission to Ghana and Nigeria in early 2013. He will be accompanied by Canadian companies in the extractive and infrastructure sectors.
An ambitious Canada-EU trade agreement will help create good jobs and greater prosperity for SMEs, says Minister Fast.
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) market represents more than 658 million people and a combined GDP of $20.5 trillion.
Deeper trade with European Union will bring good jobs, growth and long-term prosperity to hard-working Manitobans.
The historic agreement reached in 1987 placed Canada and the United States at the forefront of trade liberalization, and, to this day, is the world’s greatest free trade success story, said Minister Fast.
Canada’s pro-trade leadership and refreshed Global Commerce Strategy will help generate prosperity for Canadians in every region of the country.
Canadian livestock producers can now export sheep and goats to Qatar. This announcement advances our efforts to deepen our economic and trade ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Minister Fast travels to Saudi Arabia October 5-7 and to Jordan October 8-10 to promote the numerous advantages of deepening Canada’s trade and investment relationships in the Middle East.
Minister Fast announced $3 million in funding to 86 communities and local organizations across Canada to help them attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment.
Canada’s pro-trade leadership and refreshed Global Commerce Strategy will help generate prosperity for Canadians in every region of the country, Minister Fast says.
Minister Fast and his Chinese counterpart Chen Deming discussed how to expand economic relations between Canada and China in a way that is mutually beneficial.
Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement will come into force on October 1, 2012, opening new markets and creating new competitive advantages around the world for Canadian exporters.
Minister Fast signs a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement with China. This agreement will provide stronger protection for Canadians investing in China, and create jobs and economic growth in Canada.
Parliamentary Secretary Keddy concludes PEI tour highlighting benefits of an ambitious Canada-EU trade deal for important sectors of the Island’s economy.
Canada supports Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) objectives of free and open markets.
Minister Valcourt leads a trade mission to Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince from September 2 to 7, 2012, on behalf of Minister Fast, to showcase the strengths and expertise of Canadian companies.
Minister Fast launched a series of consultations to help refresh the Global Commerce Strategy (GCS). He also received an advisory panel report on international education.
Minister Fast announced second wave of Canadian digital media firms completes dynamic initiative, and third wave of companies begins.
Minister Fast announced the successful conclusion of a fifth round of negotiations. Expanded trade agreement will give Canadian businesses and workers new opportunities and a competitive edge.
Minister Fast praises the strength of Canada's financial sector and the role the TCS plays in helping it succeed.
Canada welcomes the release of the Canada-China Economic Complementarities Study, which highlights the potential to increase the prosperity of Canadians and Chinese alike.
Harper government's trade leadership and support for Canada’s world-class aerospace sector is helping Canadian aerospace companies succeed around the world and here at home.
Minister Fast met with his counterparts to discuss bilateral relations and a shared commitment to a successful Canada-EU trade agreement.
Yet another example on how our broad and ambitious pro-trade plan to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity is getting results for workers and businesses, says Minister Fast.
Minister Fast highlighted the important role the Canadian aerospace sector plays in generating jobs and prosperity in Canada while visiting the Bombardier facility in Toronto.
During his address to the forum, Minister Fast noted that Canada’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will deepen commercial relations with Australia.
Canadian beef producers will benefit from new access to Kazakhstan. This new market is estimated by the Canadian beef industry to be worth up to $1 million annually for eligible exporters.
Minister Fast highlights start of fifth round of negotiations toward a trade agreement with India. Deepening our trading relationship is a key part of the most ambitious trade expansion plan in Canada’s history.
Minister Fast welcomes a favourable ruling in a trade dispute with the U.S. over the timber-pricing system for British Columbia’s Interior.
Minister Fast announces the Economic Growth and Prosperity Act receives Royal Assent.
WTO appeal decision confirmed that U.S. Country-of-Origin Labelling measure discriminates against Canadian livestock and is inconsistent with WTO trade obligations of U.S.
Minister Fast meets with stakeholders and key transportation and industry leaders to discuss ways to build on Canada's competitive advantages and further deepen trade and investment ties throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Minister Fast announced the conclusion of the third round of negotiations toward a free trade agreement with Morocco.
Low taxes, world-leading Economic Action Plan, and skilled workforce solidify Canada as an investment destination of choice, Minister says.
Lucrative South Korean beef market could grow to a value of $30 million by 2015.
Canada and Costa Rica conclude fourth round of talks. An expanded agreement will create new opportunities for Canadian businesses and provide them with a competitive edge in many sectors.
Minister Fast announces that results are already being produced by the first six Canadian digital media firms to “graduate” from the Canadian Technology Accelerator initiative.
The restored access to Peru market could be worth up to $2 million annually for Canadian beef producers.
Minister Fast leads trade mission to Russia from June 4-8 and attends APEC meeting in Kazan.
Minister Fast hails key role of women entrepreneurs in Canada’s economy and releases the 2012 edition of Business Women in International Trade newsletter at an event in Vancouver.
Ministers Fast and Baird announce launch of investment talks with Benin and Burkina Faso.
Minister Fast attends OECD and WTO meetings May 22-24, in Paris to discuss ways to deepen and improve global trade and investment ties.
Minister Fast tells members of the American Chamber of Commerce that Canada and U.S. need to purse Asia-Pacific markets together.
Minister Fast highlights the benefits of an ambitious Canada-EU trade agreement at meeting with members of the B.C. division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.
Implementation of this joint innovation statement will help both countries leverage research cooperation and knowledge sharing, and accelerate the commercialization of emerging technologies.
Minister Fast delivers speech to 100+ members of the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance focusing on making the Canada-U.S. partnership even stronger.
Minister Fast leads a five-day visit to Asia-Pacific region to highlight Canada’s commitment to deeper trade and investment ties.
Canada and Denmark reaffirm their strong support for an ambitious outcome to historic CETA negotiations.
Minister Fast officially launches 18 events being held in every province. Deeper Canada-EU trade will bring jobs, growth and long-term prosperity to hard-working Canadians.
Minister Fast promotes most ambitious pro-trade plan in Canada’s history in Latin American and at G-20 Trade Ministers meeting.
Expanded Agreement would mean more jobs and opportunities for Canadian workers and businesses.
Minister Fast promoted the advantages of trade and investment from April 11-20, 2012.
New trade initiative will reduce business costs, facilitate cross-border trade and improve the monitoring of steel imports.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, accompanied by ministers Baird and Fast, travels to Thailand, Japan and the Republic of Korea March 22-27, 2012, on official visits to strengthen Canada’s relationships with these countries.
A free trade agreement with world's third-largest economy will create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadian businesses, workers and families.
Minister Fast met with Quebec-based business leaders to emphasize how a trade agreement with the European Union will bring benefits to their businesses and workers.
Minister Fast attends Brand India Expo 2012 in Ottawa and says strong people-to-people ties are keys to strong Canada-India partnership.
Minister Fast highlights competitive advantages of integrated Canada-U.S. economies during his visit to the U.S., March 7-12.
Minister Fast attended PDAC conference in Toronto and highlighted the important contribution Canadian mining, oil and gas companies make in creating jobs and growth in Canada and around the world.
Minister Fast met with provincial and territorial counterparts to discuss Canada’s pro-trade plan. A joint statement was issued following their meeting, in support of a Canada-EU trade agreement.
Azerbaijan allows Canadian cattle to enter the country immediately, building on a recent string of market access success stories.
Minister Fast highlighted in Vancouver the recent accomplishments of his visit to China, which was led by Prime Minister Harper. Agreements signed will take the Canada-China trade and economic relationship to the next level.
Canada’s significant investment will create local jobs and economic growth, while facilitating the movement of Canadian exports to high-growth Asian markets.
Canada signs a mutually beneficial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on agriculture with Serbia that will help facilitate exports and boost Canada’s economy.
Canada selects six promising digital media start-ups to take part in the new Canadian Technology Accelerator initiative in New York City (NYC).
Canadian cattle ranchers and dairy farmers will now benefit from a full cattle access to the growing Peruvian market. This access will help to increase the prosperity of the people of Canada and Peru.
The Honourable Ed Fast and the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), welcomed the conclusion of the fourth round of Canada-India trade negotiations taking place in Delhi from February 13 to 16, 2012.
"This financing will lead directly to new business opportunities for Canadian manufacturers and increased economic prosperity in Canada," said Minister Fast who met with Tata Motors while on a trade mission to India in November 2011.
Minister Fast leads visits to Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore February 13-15, to promote Canada's active and ongoing engagement in the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to free and open trade.
Minister Fast announced the successful conclusion of a second round of negotiations to modernize the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement.
Minister Fast accompanies Prime Minister Harper on a visit to China from February 7 to 11 to meet with the Chinese president and Chinese premier, and to promote trade relations between our two countries.
Minister Fast consults with business leaders on upcoming budget and discusses key elements of Government’s pro-trade plan for jobs and growth during an event in Toronto.
Minister Fast highlights Canada as a top investment destination with investors.
Investment by German multinational demonstrates Canada’s world-leading economic fundamentals are attracting job-creating investors.
Minister Fast signed an extension to the Canada-U.S Softwood Lumber Agreement, which will benefit lumber workers and their families by bringing much-needed stability and predictability to the lumber industry.
Canadian cattle, sheep and goat producers will benefit from new access to the Philippine market. Free and open trade is the best way to create jobs and prosperity for Canadians, said Minister Fast.
Canadian beef under 30 months of age can re-enter the South Korean market. This is the result of Canada's efforts to help farmers and producers access global markets.
"Our government is committed to standing up for Canadian interests by ensuring taxes are low and trade is open and free," says Minister Fast.
Minister Fast welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations in Geneva to modernize the WTO's Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) and expand its market access opportunities for the 15 parties to the agreement.
Canada helps to lead efforts that result in anti-protectionist pledge adopted by 23 members of the World Trade Organization.
Canada has reached a new agreement on an export certificate for live cattle with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This announcement will help Canada’s overall efforts to build on its economic and trade ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council region as a whole.