Trudeau em­barks on trade trip

The Daily Courier - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA — Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is set­ting off on a 10-day voy­age across Europe and Asia to pur­sue his oft-stated goal of find­ing mar­kets for Cana­dian goods and ser­vices beyond the United States.

Trudeau trav­els first to France, then on to sum­mits with other world lead­ers in Sin­ga­pore and Pa­pua New Guinea, look­ing to push trade across the Pa­cific.

Ob­servers say Trudeau’s big­gest test will be in the last two stops.

Canada has shown re­peated in­ter­est in trad­ing with Asian na­tions on the Pa­cific Rim over the years, but has failed to make sus­tained progress in a re­gion where trade deals of­ten de­pend on per­sonal re­la­tion­ships.

In­ter­na­tional Trade Min­is­ter Jim Carr will join Trudeau there, where he will have face time with lead­ers from a 10-na­tion bloc known as the As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions and then with a larger group of world lead­ers at the an­nual APEC lead­ers’ sum­mit.

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