Canadian Company Signs Memorandum of Understanding in Russia

Seated: Phil Cole, Vice-President, Business Development, Marinvent Corporation (left) and Dmitry Saulskiy, International Business Director, State Research Institute of Aviation Systems.

Standing: Minister Fast (left) and Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich.

June 17, 2013 - Moscow - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Arkady V. Dvorkovich, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, look on as representatives from Canada’s Marinvent Corporation and Russia’s State Research Institute of Aviation Systems sign a memorandum of understanding to help the institute obtain Transport Canada approval of Russian-produced and -certified aeronautical products. The certification will allow Russian-made avionics to be sold and used in Canada and in countries with which Canada has a bilateral agreement in place.

Marinvent, an award-winning Canadian aerospace research and development firm headquartered in Montréal, was founded in 1983 to undertake aerospace and defence research, development and program risk reduction. It employs 12 employees in Canada.

Minister Fast was in Russia to co-chair the Canada-Russia Intergovernmental Economic Commission meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dvorkovich and attend the Canada-Russia Business Council Meeting.

For more information about this visit, please see Canada-Russia Intergovernmental Meeting.

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