Premier Off to Asia
Prince George, B.C.- It is the seventh trade mission to Asia for Premier Christy Clark and she is taking along 78 reps from businesses and organizations.
The focus of the week long trip will be try to open trade opportunities in the Phillippines and new export markets in technology and liquefied natural gas (LNG) with established trade partners in Japan and South Korea.
Businesses and organizations representing a wide variety of sectors, from international education and digital media, to LNG, clean technology and professional services are taking part in this trade trip.
The Premier Clark will also promote the free trade opportunities created under the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, which came into effect Jan. 1, 2015, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is in the ratification process. Canada and Japan are both signatories to the TPP, which is expected to grow B.C. exports by $350 million annually and create more than 2,500 jobs around the province.