September 2015

Exploring New Opportunities in Vietnam

September 29, 2015
Diversifying export markets and expanding B.C.’s trade network into new frontiers will be the focus of the upcoming trade mission to China from Oct. 30 – Nov. 7, led by Premier Christy Clark. Joining her will be International Trade Minister Teresa Wat, who will travel to Vietnam Nov. 8 – 11 to drive increased awareness of B.C. products and service in Southeast Asia.    As a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnam is a large market of 90 million people that has a lot of trade potential. For example, B.C. exports to Vietnam have risen significantly in the past few years, f... continue reading
Posted by Regan Macdonald
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Sister Province Relations Strengthen Trade and Cultural Ties

September 18, 2015
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Sister Province relationship between British Columbia and Guangdong Province in China.  China has become one of B.C.’s most important economic partners, second only to the United States. Twenty years ago, B.C. exported just over $300 million worth of goods to China annually. In 2014, $6.3 billion worth of goods was exported to China. The province of Guangdong is among the world's 15 biggest economies, with a GDP of more than $1 trillion in 2013.   B.C. premiers and ministers have visited Guangdong on several occasions over the past decade, and concl... continue reading
Posted by Regan Macdonald
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​Premier Christy Clark Leading Trade Mission to China

September 16, 2015
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark will be leading an international trade mission to China from Oct.30 - Nov. 7, 2015, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the B.C.-Guangdong Sister Province agreement and promote exports in key sectors such as  liquefied natural gas (LNG), agrifoods, clean technology, and information and communications technology (ICT).  Joining her will be International Trade Minister Teresa Wat who will also continue on a trip to Vietnam until November 11. This will be Premier Clark’s third trade mission to China since 2011 and Wat’s fourth mission to China since 2013.   The ... continue reading
Posted by Adriana Haukaas
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