July 21, 2009
No. A/75

Minister Day to Expand Trade Opportunities for Canadian Businesses in Southeast Asia

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will travel to Singapore to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade. The meeting is being held from July 21 to 22, 2009.

The Asia Pacific region is a priority for the Government of Canada. Minister Day will use the APEC Meeting as an opportunity to highlight the need to avoid protectionism, to promote Canada as a great place to invest, and to promote the Asia-Pacific Gateway as a fast and efficient way to reach the North American market.

While in Singapore, the Minister will present Canada as an investment partner of choice with a keynote address to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and promote the Asia-Pacific Gateway to the Singapore transport sector.

Minister Day will then promote Canada’s high-quality products and services in Malaysia and Brunei from July 23 to 25. He will also visit successful Canadian companies in the region.

For more information, please contact:

Mélisa Leclerc
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada