Canada, Japan Weigh Economic Alliance

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 6:40 PM EST) -- Canada and Japan launched a joint study Wednesday to explore further opening their markets to one another through an economic partnership agreement.

The study will consider the economic effects of an economic trade deal, particularly on exporters and workers in the two countries, Canadian International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan said.

"The economy remains our government’s number one priority," Van Loan said. "Our government sees engagement and increased trade with Asia as important drivers of Canada’s long-term prosperity and growth."

Japan is Canada's largest source of...
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