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5-7 April 2017 | Tokyo and Sendai, Japan

Canada and Japan have a friendly and mutually beneficial relationship. Japan is Canada’s fifth largest partner in two-way merchandise trade and 10th in services trade. Yet the potential is far from met. In recent years, bilateral trade has stagnated: exports from Canada to Japan have grown little more than 3% over the last decade while Canada’s imports from Japan have declined.

With prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement fading, Canada and Japan enjoy the advantage of a previously negotiated bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement and of being among each other’s closest trade partners and allies.

Our President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, will lead a mission of Canadian businesses to attend the third joint meeting of the JCCC from April 6-7, 2017 in Sendai, Japan.

The group will also participate in a program in Tokyo on April 5 to advance the dialogue in bilateral trade and investment. Only two months after the United States’ presidential inauguration, the meetings will be critical for Canada and Japan as both countries look to solidify economic linkages in the Pacific.

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