The Canada-ASEAN trade study was announced on the eve of PM’s visit to China, which is hoping for trade deals with both parties.
A farmer works on a rice paddy in southern Vietnam. Canada is studying the merits of entering into another trade deal involving fast-growing Vietnam, which is also a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photograph courtesy of Global Affairs Canada
The Liberal government took the first step towards a possible free trade agreement with a collection of Southeast Asian countries earlier this month, as the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement remains mired in doubt.
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