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Minister Fast Concludes First Bilateral Meeting With Newly Confirmed U.S. Trade Representative

June 25, 2013 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, met with Michael Froman, newly confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative, today in Washington, D.C.

Canada is the United States’s largest trading partner and one of the 10 countries with which the United States is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Minister Fast and Ambassador Froman reaffirmed their commitment to concluding the TPP this year and mapped out plans for doing so. They also discussed issues related to the Canada-U.S. bilateral trade relationship, and agreed to continue working together to create new sources of prosperity and jobs on both sides of the border.

For more information about this visit, please see Minister Fast Visits Washington, D.C.

Photo: Minister Fast (left) with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.

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For further information, media representatives may contact:

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

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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