Free Trade Success Story: Minister Fast Visits with Calgary Company Evans Consoles Corporation in Jordan

Photo (left to right): Minister Fast, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, Reda Btoush, Vice Chairman of the Centre for Security and Crisis Management, Alena Poremsky, International Sales Manager for Evans Consoles Corporation, and the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources

January 23, 2014 - Amman, Jordan - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, visits Jordan’s National Center for Security and Crisis Management, which is a showcase for Calgary-based Evans Consoles Corporation.

Evans Consoles was chosen to supply the National Center for Security and Crisis Management with technical furnishings—console, technology tables and other furniture—following the Canada-Jordan free trade agreement, which came into force in October 2012. Evans Consoles is creating jobs at home and abroad, and exports 90 percent of its manufactured products.

With more than 9,500 installations around the world, Evans Consoles is a leader in the design and manufacture of custom control room solutions for technology-intensive environments, including airport, chemical and petrochemical, emergency response, security and telecommunications facilities.

The Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement and the related agreements on labour cooperation and the environment are helping to expand Canada-Jordan trade and demonstrate the importance that Canada places on bilateral relations with Jordan.

In 2011, the value of bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and Jordan was $88.9 million. By November 2013, the value of annual bilateral merchandise trade had already reached $104.1 million.

Minister Fast accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the prime minister’s first state visit to Israel and Jordan.

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Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
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