Deepening Trade with Asia

Minister Fast Attends APEC Trade Ministers Meeting

Photos of Minister Fast in Asia.

April 7-21, 2013

Minister Fast and Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong, visit key countries in Asia, deepening Canada's trade and economic relations.

The two ministers concluded a successful five-day trade mission to China and Japan with representatives of 18 small and medium-sized Canadian ICT and medical-imaging companies. During the trade mission, the ministers met with Chinese and Japanese officials, and Minister Fast announced the date for the second round of negotiations toward a Canada-Japan economic partnership agreement.

Since being named international trade minister, Minister Fast has led several strategic and sector-focused trade missions, including ones to Brazil, Burma, China, India, Japan, the Middle East and Russia.

Minister Fast visited Hong Kong on April 13 and 14 to promote Canadian trade and investment interests, then travelled to Harbin, Beijing and Tianjin from April 15 to 17.

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