First Official Visit to Argentina
March 19-20, 2012
Minister Fast concluded a two-day trade visit to Argentina, where he met with political and business leaders to advocate more trade and job-creating partnerships between Canada and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay—the countries that make up the Mercosur customs union.
To date, exploratory discussions toward the potential negotiations of an agreement with Mercosur have been productive. Two exploratory meetings between Canadian and Mercosur officials have already been held, with a third meeting expected to take place in Ottawa in May.
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