Media Release

Trade Series to Support Business Growth and New Investment

Kingston, Ontario – February 22, 2022 – Kingston Economic Development is pleased to launch a monthly trade webinar series for local manufacturers to explore international markets and grow their business.

The trade webinar series aims to inform local manufacturers about the advantages of utilizing the Foreign Trade Agreements (FTA) Canada has with its top trading partners. Participants will learn from experts from Global Affairs Canada about trade opportunities and thriving sectors in each country for sustainable manufacturing. 

The series will begin on February 22 with an overview of the three main FTAs United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (CUSMA), Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Trade Commissioner Services. 

Subsequently, each session will be focused on an export country and its corresponding FTA and will be presented by trade experts from various Canadian Consulates across the world.

“It is now more important than ever for companies to explore export opportunities outside of their comfort zone, not only to enhance competitiveness and increase revenues but also to be more agile and ensure their growth and sustainability,” says Abdul Razak Jendi, Investment Manager – Sustainable Manufacturing at Kingston Economic Development Corporation.

Upcoming trade webinars include:

February 22 – Know Your Free Trade Agreements: CUSMA, CETA, CPTPP
March 29 – Mexico (CUSMA)
April 20 – Germany (CETA)
May 24 – Japan (CPTPP)
June 28 – UK (Canada-UK TCA)

Visit the Kingston Economic Development’s website to register for upcoming webinars!

Media Contact:
Nour Mazloum
Communications & Events Officer
Kingston Economic Development Corporation
[email protected]


About Kingston Economic Development Corporation               
Kingston Economic Development Corporation is focused on building a strong community and supporting Kingston’s thriving economy. Its mission is to provide dynamic and collaborative leadership by leveraging Kingston's unique assets to create jobs and investments in order to sustain, grow, and transform Kingston's economy to meet the needs of the 21st century.