Minister Fast to Highlight Envied Competitive Advantages Created by Canada-U.S. Supply Chains in Washington, D.C., and New York City

March 6, 2012 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, will travel to Washington, D.C. and New York City from March 7 to 12, 2012. Minister Fast will meet senior policy-makers and business leaders as he opens a major investment conference in Washington. Minister Fast will also meet with his counterpart, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, along with other U.S. officials, as well as entrepreneurs and business leaders who benefit from close Canada-U.S. cooperation and the fully integrated supply chains that create jobs and prosperity on both sides of our shared border.

In New York City, Minister Fast will meet with potential investors in Canada, as well as with influential business and political leaders, to discuss Canada’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

For more information, please contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000