Victoria: Premier David Eby is leading a trade mission to Asia.
According to a press release issued by the provincial government, the trade mission will head to Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Vietnam from May 25 to June 7.
Premier Eby will go to Japan, Republic of Korea and Singapore . In Japan and Republic of Korea, he will be accompanied by Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation; and Jagrup Brar, Minister of State for Trade.
Jagrup Brar will also travel to Vietnam to meet with business leaders and officially open B.C.’s trade and investment representative office, which will help B.C. businesses gain better access to a priority market.
The province said the mission will bolster B.C.’s trade and investment ties in the Indo-Pacific and advance the province’s new Trade Diversification Strategy.
“B.C. has so much to offer the world — a talented workforce, sustainable products and services, and an abundance of the natural resources, technology and energy needed to power the clean economy,” said Premier Eby.
“The global turbulence of the past few years has shown us that building strong relationships with diverse trading partners is key to growing our economy and creating opportunities for British Columbians. This mission will help expand our presence in the rapidly growing and competitive Indo-Pacific market,” he added.