Canada highlights benefits ofT TPP Talks

Press Release – International Trade Canada As part of ongoing visits to all current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today concluded a week-long trade visit to Australia and New Zealand.Canada’s Minister Fast Highlights Prosperity-Generating Benefits of Canada’s Inclusion in Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks As part of ongoing visits to all current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today concluded a week-long trade visit to Australia and New Zealand. “As a Pacific nation, Canada’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership is consistent with our active, ongoing and growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Minister Fast. “In my visits to, now, eight of the nine current TPP member countries, I noted that Canada is being recognized as a valuable partner to join the negotiations. In my discussions with trade ministers Craig Emerson in Australia and Tim Groser in New Zealand, we agreed that deepening our trade and investment ties would bring prosperity-generating benefits to hard-working people in all three of our countries and that our shared values and commitment to free and open trade would make Canada a highly valued and natural partner in the TPP negotiations.” Several leading business groups in both countries, including the Business Council of Australia, declared their support for...

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