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Canada-Papua New Guinea relations

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Bilateral relations

Diplomatic relations were established in 1975. In Papua New Guinea, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra. Papua New Guinea is officially represented in Canada by an Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Trade relations

Canada's trade relations with Papua New Guinea are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada in Australia. In 2018, Canada’s total bilateral merchandise trade with Papua New Guinea was $32.3 million, with $27 million in exports and $5.3 million in imports. Main Canadian exports to PNG included machinery and vehicles, while imports included coffee and spices.

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Development

Canada supports community-based projects in Papua New Guinea through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives administered by the High Commission of Canada in Australia. Canada also provides long-term institutional support to multilateral and global organizations that are present in the Pacific.

Partnerships and organizations

To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Papua New Guinea work closely in multilateral fora, such as:

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