FREDERICTON, N.B. — New Brunswick Transport Minister Denis Landry is part of a trade expedition to India, hoping to woo manufacturers there to ship their goods into North America through the Atlantic Gateway.
“The Atlantic Gateway is key for New Brunswick in its ongoing pursuit to be self-sufficient by 2026,” Landry said. “As part of this effort, New Brunswick is partnering with the federal government and the private sector to improve its transportation network and update its policies. This will increase trade volumes and generate new investment, new jobs, and greater economic opportunities for New Brunswickers. During the trade mission to India, New Brunswick will be working with the private sector to bring this message to India’s shippers and business leaders.”
The five-day mission will conclude Feb. 22. Provincial ministers from the other Atlantic provinces are also part of the Canadian contingent.
“The development of Canada’s Gateways and Trade Corridors is part of our government’s commitment to facilitating international trade and increasing our national competitiveness by linking North America to the world,” Peter MacKay, national Minister of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency said. “This mission demonstrates our government’s continuing partnership with the four Atlantic provinces to develop the Atlantic Gateway initiative.”
Meetings held in India will focus on the Atlantic Gateway’s geographic advantages, reliability, efficiency and intermodal connections into major North American markets.
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