August 31, 2012 - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), along with the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade, will lead a trade mission to the Dominican Republic and Haiti on behalf of International Trade Minister Ed Fast from September 2 to 7, 2012.
Twenty organizations, primarily from the infrastructure and agri-food sectors, will be participating in this trade mission, which is part of the government’s commitment to promoting Canadian business abroad, to creating jobs and prosperity at home and to supporting Canada’s continued engagement in the Americas.
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A backgrounder follows.
For further information, media representatives may contact:
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
Office of the Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie)
Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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