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Val Litwin: Trade will play increasingly important role in B.C. business growth

June 26, 2017

The Province, June 26, 2017

B.C. has always shown itself to be resilient in the face of shifting trade winds. But our ability to remain competitive relies on a readiness to make the necessary investment, recognize the policy opportunities and proactively help local businesses success abroad

Val Litwin, CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the growing importance of trade for the B.C. economy, and the need for investment in trade-enabling infrastructure and programs, as well as the importance of free trade agreements.

“One of the main reasons B.C. has flourished as a trade hub is because we are a port city. The Port of Vancouver serves as an anchor of our trade gateway, moving more cargo each year than the next five largest Canadian ports combined.”

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