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Canada’s government introduces bills for free trade deals with Panama and Jordan. Rush to sew up preferential accords

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Canada’s government has introduced bills to enact free-trade deals with countries in the Middle East and Central America, part of a mad scramble to sew up preferential commercial relationships and spur economic growth.

International Trade Minister Ed Fast tabled legislation Tuesday that would implement trade liberalization agreements with Panama and Jordan.

In 2010, two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Panama totalled $213.7 million.

Original source: Globe and Mail