The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced that seven construction contracts between Canadian and Chinese companies were signed today in Beijing.
“Canada and China enjoy a growing commercial relationship, and construction is one sector where we see particularly strong opportunities,” said Minister Day. “Canadian expertise in construction-sector goods and services is recognized around the world. Our companies have a stellar record of constructing high-quality buildings with minimal environmental impact, and this trade mission will help create even more opportunities for Canadian business. I was pleased to be a part of these ceremonies to celebrate our successes.”
Details of the contracts signed today follow:
“I am pleased that this trade mission is leading to concrete results that will inject millions of dollars into our economies and help create new jobs in Canada and China,” said Minister Day.
Minister Day is in China as part of an April 8 to 17 visit to China and Japan to open doors for Canadian businesses and strengthen trade and investment ties.
For further information, consult the following website:Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada - International Trade: Minister Day visits Japan and China
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For further information, and high-resolution pictures of Minister Day’s visit to China and Japan, media representatives may contact:
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