For Immediate Release: June 18, 2010
Contact: Mary Trupo (202) 482-3809
Commerce Official Discusses the Importance of the U.S.-Canada Trade Relationship at Canadian Tradeshow
MONTREAL– Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Promotion and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Suresh Kumar today discussed the importance of the U.S. – Canada trade relationship at the Representation Canada (RepCAN) Conference in Montreal.
“The United States and Canada are each other’s best customer. We enjoy the richest, deepest, and broadest economic relationship the world has ever seen,” Kumar stated.
The United States is the largest export market for every Canadian province, and Canada is the largest export market for at least 36 of the 50 U.S. states.
RepCAN, a multi-sector matchmaker/exhibit, is designed to provide U.S. export-ready, small-to-medium sized companies opportunities to meet with potential customers in Canada’s three primary regional markets. RepCAN offers new-to-export firms the opportunity to gain international experience in a low-risk market with high-return potential.
While in Montreal, Kumar visited U.S. companies doing business in Canada, and participated in bilateral meetings with his Canadian government counterparts. They discussed how the United States and Canada can stimulate exports and ways which the United States and Quebec/Canada can work together to increase their competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Kumar took the opportunity to engage in discussions with both U.S. and Canadian businesses about the importance of President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI), which is an initiative to double U.S. exports in five years and support millions of jobs both domestically and internationally. ITA improves the global business environment and helps U.S. companies and workers compete at home and abroad. For more information, visit www.trade.gov.
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