Canada's bilateral relationship with Victoria
The Australia-Canada relationship is mature, highly productive and broadly based. People to people linkages are deep and wide-ranging across governments, private sectors, academics and communities. With many commercial, political and cultural similarities to Victoria, Canada offers a stable market to conduct business and invest, with two–way trading valued at A$1.01 billion in FY 2022-23. Agriculture, resource and technology sectors are strong across the Canadian market.
Victorian Trade and Investment Offices
Supporting our Canadian relationship the Victorian Government has offices in America, including San Francisco, New York, Boston and Washington DC. These offices play a vital role in the facilitation of trade, investment and the establishment of people to people links and partnerships between the regions.
Australia-Canada Free Trade Agreement
Entered into force on 30 December 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) paves the way for Australia's economic relationship with Canada in terms of both trade and investment.
The CPTPP is the first modern, high-quality FTA between Canada and Australia. Canada and Australia have mutual interests in open markets which have seen cooperation in a range of forums advocating freer trade, such as in APEC and in the Cairns Group in the WTO. Australia and Canada work closely together to promote a coherent and robust system of global trade and economic cooperation in key international organisations such as the G20, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and in many UN agencies.
Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) signed on 8 March 2018 between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.
For more information, please refer to The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
- Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (CPTPP)
- Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
- Guide to using CPTPP to export and import goods
- Exporter and importer frequently asked questions
- CPTPP outcomes including fact sheets
National / Institutions
- Canada-Australia Public Policy Initiative (CAPPI) (launched in 2007)
- Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum (formed 2010)
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (launched 1989)
- Canadian Australia Chamber of Commerce (CACC) (launched 20 October 2005)
- Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) (established 1982)
- Australia-Canada Joint Declaration on Enhanced Diplomatic Network Cooperation (Glasgow-Burchell Declaration) The aim between the Canadian Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is to strengthen operational cooperation and enhance the effectiveness of the two countries' overseas diplomatic networks (signed July 2015)
- Partnership Arrangement on International Development between Australia' Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - DFAT and Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development - DFATD (signed April 2015)
- The Cairns Group (established 1986)
- G20 (established 1999)
- World Trade Organisation (WTO) (signed 1995).
- Baw Baw Shire sister-city relationship with Barrhead, Alberta
- Rural City of Mildura sister-city relationship with Brockville, Ontario
- Southern Grampians Shire sister-city relationship with Hamilton, Ontario
- Universities Australia and Mitacs MOU allows Australian undergraduate students to participate in an elite research internship program in Canada (signed 2015)
- The University of Melbourne - Canadian University partner institutions
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