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CBSA Rules China Dumping Solar Modules, Imposes Duties

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a ruling that subsidized Chinese solar modules are being dumped into Canada.  Immediate provisional duties will be placed on Chinese solar modules ranging from 9% to 202% on nine specifically-identified Chinese panel exporters. All other Chinese exporters of solar modules to Canada will be subject to a duty of 286%.

Information summarized from:  Canada Border Services Agency, The Globe and Mail

CCC Hosts Event on Canada’s Trade Agenda in the Asia Pacific Region

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will host an event discussing Canada's trade priorities in the Asia Pacific region in Ottawa on May 6, 2015. The event will discuss the big trends affecting businesses across the region and identify top priorities for cooperation between national governments. Speakers include Canada's Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, Perrin Beatty, CCC's President & CEO, and Stewart Beck, President of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada). The event is being presented in partnership with APF Canada. For more information on the event, click here.

Information summarized from:  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

APF Canada Publishes Article on Province-Level Impacts of Canada-Korea Free Trade

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has published a report in its Canada-Asia Agenda series entitled "Province-Level Impacts of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement." The authors find that, because of geography and specialization in production, Canada's provinces are impacted differently by Canada's free trade agreements. To read the report, click here.

Information summarized from:  Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

DRS Technologies Canada Awarded Contract by Royal New Zealand Navy

Kanata, Ontario-based DRS Technologies Canada announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply communications systems to the New Zealand Ministry of Defense for the Royal New Zealand Navy's ANZAC-class frigates. DRS Technologies Canada is a subsidiary of DRS Technologies, a defence contractor owned by the Italian firm Finmeccanica.

Information summarized from:  DRS Technologies Press Release

Novel Sunrise President Appointed Executive Director of SouthGobi Resources

SouthGobi Resources Ltd., a Vancouver-based mining company, appointed an Executive Director as part of a private placement agreement between Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. and Novel Sunrise Investments Limited, a private investment holding company registered in the British Virgin Islands with affiliated Chinese-based enterprises. Novel Sunrise President Ted Chan will serve on SouthGobi's Board of Directors as an Executive Director.

Information summarized from:  SouthGobi Energy Resources Ltd. Press Release