EU trade pact details revealed as Conservatives table report in House of Commons

November 13, 2013

...A report tabled Tuesday by the federal Conservative government in the House of Commons, explaining the final negotiated outcomes of the Canada-EU free-trade agreement, has shed more light on what is being billed as the largest and most wide-ranging free trade deal for Canada since NAFTA...

US CBP Extends Air Cargo Pilot

November 12, 2013

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is extending its Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) pilot for an additional nine months until July 26, the agency said.

The program involves the transmission of data about air cargo destined to or transiting through the United States.

Applicants can apply to join the pilot programme until December 23.

Former B.C. Cabinet Minister Named Asia Trade Commissioner

November 12, 2013

A former cabinet minister...Ben Stewart, who until July was MLA for Westside-Kelowna, has been named B.C.'s new Trade and Investment Commissioner to Asia.

Canadian Exports to Gain 5.3 Per Cent

November 12, 2013

Canada’s exports of goods and services are poised for a 5.3-per-cent gain in 2014, paced by a cheaper dollar and higher shipments of lumber, aircraft and machinery, according to a new Export Development Canada survey.

However, the federal export lender is downgrading its expectations for this year in a semi-annual export forecast being released Tuesday.

Quebec Invests $82 Million to Boost Exports

November 12, 2013

Quebec will spend $82 million by 2017 to help companies export their products to the rest of Canada, the U.S. and the world, International Relations Minister Jean-François Lisée said Monday...

Under the five-year plan, $60 million will be managed through the government’s Export Quebec agency to help 2,500 established companies a year, and develop 1,000 new ones.