New Brunswick to Benefit from Historic Canada-EU Trade Agreement

Photo (left to right): The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton; Russel Jacob, President, Westmorland Fisheries; David Plante; Craig Leonard, New Brunswick’s Minister of Energy and Mines; Minister Moore; Nell Halse, Director of Communications, Cooke Aquaculture; Doris Losier, Director, Cape Bald Packers Ltd.; Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac; and David Innes.

October 25, 2013 - Fredericton - The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, meets with David Innes, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority, David Plante, Vice President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, and other key business and industry leaders at the Fredericton International Airport.

Minister Moore underlined how workers and businesses in key economic sectors throughout New Brunswick will greatly benefit from the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. An agreement-in-principle for this historic deal was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso last week.

The EU is already New Brunswick’s second-largest export destination and fourth-largest trading partner. It is also the world’s largest integrated economy, with more than 500 million consumers and a GDP of $17 trillion.

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Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade

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