The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Government of Canada are hosting the launch of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Vancouver today with a seminar entitled, Expanding Your Business Horizons. The event is an opportunity for the Government of Canada to present the benefits of the CPTPP – an 11-member deal that came into force on December 30, 2018 and represents half a billion consumers – to British Columbia’s business community. The event at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre includes addresses by Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, the Hon. Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, and the Hon. George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, Government of British Columbia. The program also features a business workshop with addresses from Japan’s Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane, and Canada’s Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Ian Burney, among others, and a networking segment with Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service. Click here for more information on the CPTPP launch series.