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Comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Canada at the centre of a major trade area

19 March 2018

Montreal, March 8, 2018 – The Aluminium Association of Canada welcomes the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPATPP). “Canada will become the centerpiece of international trade: from NAFTA in America, to CETA in Europe and to CPATPP in Asia” states Jean Simard, President and CEO. Thriving on international trade, the Canadian aluminium industry supports the forgings of free trade agreements that foster growth and secure the jobs of middle-class Canadians.

“This signing will not resolve all the problems we faced since 2008 with global overcapacity, but it should benefit our industry with potential new investments. It establishes Canada as a new global trading space linking NAFTA, CETA and CPATPP” adds Mr. Simard.

The Aluminium Association of Canada recognizes the excellent work of the negotiating teams.

About the Aluminium Association of Canada

The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) is a non-profit organization representing the three world class Canadian aluminium producers: Alcoa, Alouette, and Rio Tinto. The industry operates ten smelters in Canada, nine of which are in Quebec, and employ over 8,000 people.

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Jean Simard

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