Feature Story Friday, August 22, 2014
Take A Giant Step
Chilliwack company hosts business meeting to iron out wrinkles in Free Trade Deal with South Korea
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with reporters Wednesday after meeting with business leaders in talks around implementation of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Below, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is all smiles as he tours IMW with his boss.
rime Minister Stephen Harper was on Chilliwack turf Wednesday for a business roundtable meeting at IMW Industries with representatives from the Canadian and Korean business communities. Discussions revolved around how exports could be enhanced under a Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
The basic framework of a Free Trade Agreement with Korea was hashed out in March. Now they're ironing out the details, such as eliminating trade tarriffs.
Once in place, the deal would see South Korea
eliminate duties on 98 per cent of Canada's exports to that country.
This, the federal government says will level playing field with
their competitors in the Korean market, notably competitors from the
United States and the European Union.
At the meeting, was James Moore, Minister of Industry, Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, David Ryall, President Delta Farmer's Institute, Justin Kim, Chair Korean War Commemorative Alliance, Jung Ju Lee, President BC Korean Canadian Society, Geraldine Auston, General Manager, BC Pork Producers Association and host Brian Nguyen, President, Global Operations at IMW Industries Ltd.
Brian Nguyen, President, Global Operations at IMW Industries Ltd. talks with reporters in the company's lobby on Wednesday.
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