TORONTO, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Courier & Logistics
Association (CCLA) applauds the announcement by Prime Minister Stephen
Harper and South Korean President Park Geun-hye of the Canada-Korea
Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The agreement reached after ten years of negotiating will broaden trade
with the fifth largest economy in Asia. It will also serve as a
template for negotiating trade agreements with other nations in the
Asia-Pacific region. Following the Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA)
the government has again demonstrated its priority of expanded
international opportunities for business.
"Diversifying export opportunities for Canadian enterprises will make
our nation more resilient to regional economic trends. We anticipate
the agreement will benefit consumers as well as generate new growth and
export opportunities for small, medium and large enterprises." said
David Turnbull, CCLA President & CEO
CCLA is pleased to note that the agreement provides clear and simple
rules of origin, as well as transparent and effective origin
procedures to administer the rules without creating unnecessary
barriers to trade. In addition, the Canada-South Korea FTA includes
advance rulings on origin and tariff classifications, promotion of
automated border procedures and an impartial and transparent system for
addressing complaints about customs issues.
The Canadian Courier & Logistics Association represents and advances the
interests of couriers and time sensitive logistics service providers
operating in Canada. The CCLA undertakes advocacy, research and
education on matters impacting our industry and its contribution to the
global competitiveness of the Canadian economy.
Express delivery has vital importance to businesses utilizing
time-sensitive, "just-in-time" manufacturing techniques and supply
chain logistics in order to remain internationally competitive.
SOURCE: Canadian Courier & Logistics Association
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