26 March 2024
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First meeting of trade ministers of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity

The Government of Canada announced it’s participation in the first meeting of the Trade Ministers of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP).

Initiated by the United States, APEP is a new framework for cooperation across the Americas. The partnership includes 12 APEP partners committed to working together to advance mutual interests by strengthening regional competitiveness and supply chain resiliency, as well as by promoting shared prosperity, and inclusive and sustainable development and investment.

During the virtual meeting, Canada’s Trade Minister Mary Ng emphasized the importance of making trade work for everyone. She underscored how collaboration in the Americas can help facilitate trade through strategic commercial relationships that strengthen the region’s competitive advantage and deliver tangible benefits, such as jobs and more-secure supply chains, for businesses, people and communities.

The members of APEP are Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the United States and Uruguay.

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