Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Governments of Canada and BC Launch Asia Trade Program

(Canada Asia News – BC Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development)

Joint funding of $2,030,000 for the BC Economic Innovation Partnership Program, a program to boost trade and investment with Asia, was announced by the Government of Canada and the Province of BC. The BC Economic Innovation Partnership Program supports activities that promote trade and investment between Asia and BC such as seminars, inbound and outbound trade missions and online marketing initiatives.

The program involves businesses, academia, industry associations and various levels of government. One element of the program is an initial business accelerator pilot project operating out of the Province’s Trade and Investment Representative Office in Bangalore, India. Through this pilot project, companies from BC can temporarily set-up shop at the trade office and tap the staff’s on-the-ground expertise and network of contacts while exploring the Indian market, developing partnerships and creating business opportunities.