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Minister Oliver addresses an audience of architects, manufacturers and importers in Mumbai, January 2014
Minister Oliver addresses an audience of architects, manufacturers and importers in Mumbai, January 2014
February 2014
India
Government relations efforts build the profile of Canadian wood products in India

In a market such as India, government-to-government relations are an important dimension of trade development. India and Canada are in the process of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement which will be an important step in our future trading relationship.

Canada maintained a high profile in India over the last eighteen months with visits by Prime Minister Harper, Minister Joe Oliver (then Minister of Natural Resources now Minister of Finance), Minister De Jong (B.C. Minister of Finance), and Minister Thompson (B.C. Minister of Forests). These visits provided an opportunity to showcase the FII office to local contacts but more importantly continues to build the profile of Canadian wood products in India. Media interest in these visits was high with several articles published in national andregional papers as a result.