Minister Fast Visited Japan and Indonesia to Drive Canada’s Success in Priority Markets

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October 3, 2011

Minister Fast made a successful visitto Japan and Indonesia September 30 to October 3, 2011 during which he made four important trade-related announcements:

  • Canada’s signing of the historic Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which will combat trade in counterfeit and pirated goods while helping ensure innovation- and knowledge-based prosperity;
  • an expanded air transport agreement between Canada and Japan, which will help deepen Canada’s important trade and investment relationship with Japan and benefit air travellers, workers and businesses;
  • an agreement to enhance cooperation between Canada and Japan’s science and technology sectors; and
  • a trade and investment framework with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to increase Canada’s trade and investment ties in the region.

Minister Fast used this visit to help strengthen Canada’s trade and investment ties with Asia, a region Canada has identified as a priority market.

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