Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Manitoba Premier to Lead Trade Mission to China and Philippines

(Canada-Asia News – Government of Manitoba)

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee will lead a trade mission of 40 individuals representing almost 30 companies and organizations to the Asia-Pacific region later this month to promote trade and tourism. The 11-day mission will include stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Manila.

Premier Selinger noted the province’s new inland port, CentrePort Canada, is attracting a lot of attention in China. “One of the ways Manitoba is building its trading relationships with China and other markets is through its support for CentrePort, Manitoba’s new 20,000-acre inland port and multi-modal transportation hub, which is part of Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and offers supply-chain options for companies doing business in international and North American markets.”

In 2009, Manitoba’s total trade with the Asia-Pacific region was $2 billion.