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Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit

- Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Bolivia - Brazil - Canada - Chile - Colombia - Costa Rica - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - Grenada - Guatemala - Guyana - Haiti - Honduras - Jamaica - Mexico - Nicaragua - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago - United States - Uruguay - Venezuela -
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Date:  6/20/2010 
Canada has not stood still in pursuing enhanced trade and investment opportunities. The Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement entered into force in August 2009. Canada is working toward ratification of free trade agreements with Colombia and with Panama as well. Free Trade Agreement negotiations have resumed with four countries of Central America and were initiated with CARICOM members.

Canada has opened two new trade offices in Brazil (Recife and Porto Alegre) to take fuller advantage of the business opportunities in this country. Canada has also appointed a Co-ordinator for Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas to mobilize relevant stakeholders within Canada and the Americas to advance a corporate social responsibility agenda in the region.

Export Development Canada (EDC) has taken a lead role in opening up business channels for Canadian companies in the Americas. In 2009, EDC facilitated over $7 billion of trade in Latin America. EDC continues to expand its presence in this important region. Building upon the opening of a representation in Santiago, Chile in 2008, EDC opened a representation in Lima, Peru, in 2009, its fourth in Latin America, to expand upon the growing trade between Canada and the greater Andean region.
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