Minister Fast Highlights New Benefits for Canadian Business Travellers to the APEC Region

July 20, 2014 - Manila, Philippines - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, takes advantage of the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) pilot program upon his arrival in the Philippines. In June, Minister Fast and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the program, which makes it easier and faster for Canadian business people to travel to other APEC countries.

The launch of the ABTC pilot program highlights Canada’s continued commitment to supporting Canadian businesses as they expand internationally.

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Shannon Gutoskie                       
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Minister of International Trade
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