A Manitoba trade mission will see several organizations head to South Korea next week to explore opportunities to further expand the province’s reach into the foreign marketplace.
The World Trade Centre Winnipeg and CentrePort Canada Inc. are leading an exploratory mission to Seoul December 1 to 5 — the first official visit by the two trade?focused organizations since the signing of the historic Canada?Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) earlier this year.
“South Korea is one of the world’s fastest?growing economies — and it is open for Manitoba business,” said Diane Gray, president and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc.
“This agreement means our companies will have better access to a consumer population of 50 million people. And more opportunities to sell our products means increased production lines and new jobs here at home.”
Since the CKFTA was signed in March, WTC Winnipeg and CentrePort have been formulating a market access strategy to explore and develop new opportunities for Manitoba companies.
Several Manitoba companies and organizations will join the trade and investment promotion mission to South Korea, Canada’s seventh?largest trading partner with two?way commerce totalling $10.8 billion in 2013.