CANADA is being seen as a strong business opportunity for the Murcia Region.
President of the Region, Pedro Antonio Sanchez, welcomed the Canadian ambassador, Matthew Levin this week as Murcia was the first Spanish community to take advantage of the future free trade agreement between the country and the European Union which comes into force in March.
Murcia is already eyeing up the potential business opportunities and wants to be one of the first regions to benefit from the liberalisation of economic relations between the two sides of the Atlantic.
Plans are also in place for President Sanchez to go to Canada at the end of April, or early May, to learn more about the country’s new business opportunities and commercial activity.
Murcia currently has around 200 companies that export to Canada, with a value of around €35 million, a figure that is hoped will increase in the near future.
The ambassador of Canada called the agreement reached between his country and the European Union ‘historic’ saying it was the “most ambitious” because it “covers all sectors of interest” and marks the start of a “new model of doing international trade.”