Premier starts trip to Asia to promote LNG and B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. – Premier Clark has started an asian trade mission to help promote B.C. and the LNG industry in this Province.

The Premier will travel to the Philippines, Japan and South Korea.  The delegation includes representatives from approximately 78 businesses and organizations on her seventh trade
mission to Asia, travelling to South Korea May 23-25, the Philippines May 26-27, and Japan May 28-31.

“This trade mission is about developing new trade and investment opportunities with Japan and Korea, while looking at what the future holds in Southeast Asia as we develop a stronger trade presence in the Philippines,” said Premier Clark. “B.C. is leading Canada right now because we have both a diverse economy and diverse export markets. This mission is an opportunity to build on that success.”

Businesses and organizations representing a wide variety of sectors, from international education and digital media, to LNG, clean technology and professional services, will be travelling on this mission to form partnerships and attract new trade and investment dollars to B.C.

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