TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - JAMA Canada, the association representing
Japanese automakers in Canada, has today issued a statement in support
the Government of Canada's efforts to complete a free trade deal with
the Republic of Korea - an important first step towards securing and
strengthening economic partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region.
"Free and open trade with priority markets in Asia, most notably Korea
and Japan, is vital to Canada's national interest to be globally
competitive, create jobs and increase prosperity," said Jerry Chenkin,
Chairman of JAMA Canada and President and CEO of Honda Canada. "The
successful conclusion of a trade agreement with Korea would also allow
Canada to direct its full resources towards the swift completion of the
economic partnership agreement with Japan."
"The successful negotiation of a free trade agreement with Korea would
complement and supplement the Canada-EU CETA agreement-in-principle
announced last fall as well as the free trade agreement currently being
negotiated with Japan," added Mr. Chenkin. "JAMA Canada and its
members support the government's ongoing efforts to ensure that
Canadian consumers have full, fair and free access to vehicles made in
North America, Europe, Korea and Japan."
SOURCE: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada
For further information:
JAMA Canada Executive Director David Worts
Tel: 416-968-0150 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org