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Canada and Philippines to Launch Free-Trade Talks

Posted May 08, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Agence France-Presse)

Canada and the Philippines announced they will begin discussions over increasing commerce between the two nations by lowering trade barriers, officials from the two governments said Friday in Ottawa.

The negotiations are part of a push by Canada to develop bilateral economic agreements in Asia as progress has slowed on the twelve-country North American-Asia Pacific trade accord, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Canada's trade minister will travel to Manila by the end of the month to start negotiations on the free trade agreement, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. Click here to read more.