Canada and Japan have a friendly and mutually beneficial relationship. Japan is Canada’s fifth largest partner in two-way merchandise trade and 10th in services trade. Yet the potential is far from met. In recent years, bilateral trade has stagnated: exports from Canada to Japan have grown little more than 3% over the last decade while Canada’s imports from Japan have declined.
With prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement fading, Canada and Japan enjoy the advantage of a previously negotiated bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement and of being among each other’s closest trade partners and allies.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, will lead a mission of Canadian businesses to attend the third joint meeting of the JCCC from April 6-7, 2017 in Sendai, Japan.
Only two months after the United States’ presidential inauguration, the meetings will be critical for Canada and Japan as both countries look to solidify economic linkages in the Pacific.
Join the CCCJ in Sendai to participate in this annual meeting between the representatives of the Canadian and Japanese business community.
What is the Japan-Canada Chambers Council?
Launched in 2014, the Japan-Canada Chambers Council (JCCC) is a platform to build relationships, share knowledge and advocate policies to support bilateral trade and investment. It does this through joint events, delegations, research, public statements and meetings with policymakers. Housed in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the JCCC includes senior executives from leading member companies in both groups. Leadership is provided by two national chairs: Mr. Shoei Utsuda, Global Chairman of Mitsui & Co., Inc (Japan) and Steve Dechka, former CEO of Canpotex (Canada).
Get up-to-date information on trade talks and other bilateral trends affecting your business
Meet with key government decision-makers from Canada and Japan
Build relationships with businesses in Japan
Shape the Council’s advocacy priorities
Raise your company’s profile in the bilateral corridor
Who should participate?
Participation is open to corporate, SME, chamber and association members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan. This includes those exporting to or investing in Japan, as well as Japanese subsidiaries in Canada. Focus sectors include:
Forestry and wood products
Agriculture, seafood and food processing
Energy and mineral products
IT and software
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals
For Registration, please send your completed registration form to or contact Mr. Yoshiaki Harada at firstname.lastname@example.org
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