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21 Jun 2013

Pauline Marois chooses Mexico for her first economic and trade mission

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The Premier of Québec, Pauline Marois, will head an economic and trade mission to Mexico June 26 to 29. She will be accompanied by the Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec, Élaine Zakaïb.

A group of business people and executives from some sixty companies and organizations as well as a dozen representatives from the research and higher education community will also be participating.

The main objective of the mission is to strengthen and expand economic and institutional ties with this Latin American country, which offers tremendous business prospects for Québec.

The Québec delegation will first go to Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco, a priority state with which Québec signed a cooperation agreement in October 2009.

The Premier will then head for the capital, Mexico City, where she will hold discussions with the main political authorities of the federal government. Ms. Marois will also give an address at a lunch conference on the Québec-Mexico North American partnership.

In 2012, Mexico was Québec’s 5th largest international trading partner and 1st in Latin America. Trade in goods between Québec and Mexico totalled $4.9 billion, an 11.2% increase over the preceding year. The number of Québec companies exporting to Mexico has almost doubled since 2000.

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