European Union on the Edge: True Political Union or Disintegration

On behalf of the EU Delegation and The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, we would like to invite you to an exclusive breakfast event with Mr. Jurgen Creutzmann, member of the European Parliament. Mr. Creutzmann will be giving a presentation about “European Union on the edge: true political union or disintegration”

Thursday, April 4th, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ontario Investment & Trade Centre, 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. Presentation starts at 9:30 a.m.

Event is complementary. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be available. Please note that the space is limited and the event will be first come, first served.

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“Belgian Produce Travels to Canada”

See them at the stand of the Flemish Agro Marketing Board at Fresh Success, the Annual Convention & Trade Show presented by Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), April 17 – 19, Direct Energy Centre 

The Convention & Trade Show regularly attracts key decision-makers and customers from the fresh produce sector as participants include business people, members of the industry, as well as government representatives who are directly or indirectly involved in the Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable sector. There is tremendous global opportunity in the Canadian marketplace, where 3 out of every 4 dollars spent at retail on produce is spent on imported products.

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Business and Investments Opportunities in Belgium!

Presentation by Mieke Pynnaert at EUCOCIT’s Business and Investments Opportunities Seminar in Northwest Germany and the BENELUX countries.

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Mieke Pynnaert | Conseillère économique et commerciale | Trade & Investment Commissioner | Vlaams Economisch Vertegenwoordiger

Flanders Investment & Trade – Consulat Général de Belgique
999, Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest – suite 1600, H3A 3L4 | Montréal, QC (Canada)

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Press Release: Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, Kris Peeters, in Montreal from March 17-20

From March 17 to 20, the Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, Kris Peeters, will be heading a political and economic mission to Montreal, with a delegation of representatives from both the academic and business world, active in the environmental, logistics and diamond industry.

During his stay, the Minister-President will have meetings with Continue reading

Canada’s international merchandise trade, January 2013 statistics

Canada’s merchandise exports rose 2.1% in January and imports increased 1.9%. As a result, Canada’s trade deficit with the world narrowed from $332 million to $237 million.

Exports rose to $39.1 billion, the main contributors to the gain being crude oil and crude bitumen as well as unwrought precious metals and precious metal alloys. A decline in exports   of passenger cars and light trucks partially offset the increase. Imports increased to $39.3 billion, energy products contributing the most to the overall increase, followed by metal ores and non-metallic minerals. Continue reading