B.C.’s trade with Australia and New Zealand was given a major boost in 2018 when Canada, Australia and New Zealand ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which is a trading block representing 495 million people with a combined gross domestic product of CAD $13.5 trillion — a full 13.5% of global GDP. The CPTPP is in force for Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, and, once they have ratified, Brunei, Chile and Malaysia.
Through the CPTPP, Canada and B.C. now have preferential access to some of the world’s most dynamic and fast-growing markets, which will strengthen B.C. businesses, grow the economy, and create good jobs in all regions of B.C. The CPTPP strengthens the rules-based trading environment and provide enhanced market access for exporters and investors and establishes duty-free access for trade in goods between Canada and Australia & New Zealand, eliminating tariffs for key B.C. exports.
If you are interested in the Australian or New Zealand markets or want to learn more about how the CPTPP can reduce your costs and make you more competitive, we highly encourage you to join this webinar.
- A.W. Lee, Senior Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusive Growth Strategy for Women Entrepreneurs, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
- Martin Arseneault, Vice-Consul - Trade Commissioner, Trade Commissioner Service, Australia
- Fabienne Bovis, Trade Commissioner & Maria Lo, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Trade Commissioner Service, New Zealand
- Eric Petersson, Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada, Pacific Regional Office
- Ben Kolisnyk, Senior Manager, Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch, B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery & Innovation
- Diane Belliveau, Chief Representative, Australia & New Zealand & Inyeob Kim, Account Manager, B.C. – Export Development Canada
- B.C. businesses with experience in Australia/New Zealand and the CPTPP
Our Senior Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusive Growth Strategy for Women Entrepreneurs, Central Canada Office (Toronto), A.W. Lee will be speaking at this event.