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Canadian ambassador speaks of FTA benefits

The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan

Canadian ambassador speaks of FTA benefits

29 March 2008

Joseph Caron, the Canadian ambassador to Japan, spoke about the great economic benefits which could be derived from a Free Trade Agreement between Japan and Canada during a seminar in Osaka on Friday.

Caron noted the prosperity of food and energy trade between the two countries, adding that the Canadian government hopes to conclude an FTA with Japan as soon as possible.

He argued for the necessity of an FTA, while noting that some points, including agricultural issues, are yet to be resolved.