Canada’s International Trade Minister due in Chile to promote global investment

By Mohsin Abbas/The Santiago Times Staff

SANTIAGO — Canada’s Minister of International Trade will visit Chile this week to promote international trade and investment between the two countries.

During his visit to Chile, from March 13 to 15, François-Philippe Champagne will meet with government and business leaders – including Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Heraldo Muñoz – to discuss the benefits of progressive trade, as well as to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Treaty of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and Chile.

Bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and Chile has more than tripled since the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement entered into force in 1997, reaching $ 2.4 billion in 2016.

The value of Canada’s direct investment in Chile amounted to more than $…