Premier Christy Clark Leading Trade Mission to key markets in Asia

Premier Christy Clark Leading Trade Mission to key markets in Asia

April 7, 2016 Posted by

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is leading an international trade mission from May 23-31, 2016 to South Korea, the Philippines and Japan, focused on trade and investment in key sectors and developing opportunities in emerging markets within the region.

The trade mission begins in Seoul, South Korea and includes stops in Manila and Tokyo. “This trade mission will focus on strengthening trade and investment with priority markets in South Korea and Japan and developing new trade ties in the Philippines,” said Premier Clark.

Expanding access to markets throughout Asia is a key component of the Province’s new Asia trade strategy, Raising Our Game in Asia. The strategy recognizes the tremendous opportunities for increased trade in Asia, and specifically, in the ASEAN region, which is home to five of the world’s 20 fastest growing economies – the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. 

British Columbia’s plans to increase trade with the ASEAN region include opening a new trade and investment office in the Philippines capital, Manila, during the trade mission.

A B.C. trade presence in Southeast Asia will provide a platform for B.C. companies to take advantage of the many opportunities created by ASEAN’s growing economy. B.C.’s competitive advantages in sectors such as Clean Technology, Agrifoods and Aerospace could greatly support and enhance ASEAN’s growth.

This will be B.C.’s 12th international trade representative office, other locations include Japan, China, Korea and India.

British Columbia’s International Trade and Investment representatives (TIR’S) play an integral role in the development and execution of international missions by identifying investment leads and facilitating meetings with government stakeholders. TIR’s also work with the Ministry of International Trade’s team of specialists in British Columbia to help B.C. businesses further their overseas presence, and assist international businesses discover what B.C. has to offer as an investment destination.

If you are looking to expand your B.C. business internationally or learn more about opportunities for investment within B.C., our network of specialists offer a range of services.
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Apr 13, 2016
@ 12:00PM
fortune tang Dear BC trade team officer
How are you doing?
I am interested in participate in this trade mission while you are in Asia countries.
I am going to Soul Korea end of May for Rotary international conference ,if opporunity allowed I would be very interested in meeting the trade team .
I am from Taipei city.
our group of business include high tech touch panel illumination ,international trade, students study overseas.....
lok forward to hearing from you
Best regards,

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