Canada’s commitment to diversifying trade relations has never been more important than it is today. That is why the Government of Canada has prioritized the pursuit of free trade and export diversification opportunities, including the development of a strategy for economic cooperation across Africa.
It is in this spirit that the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development will launch a virtual trade mission to Botswana, Senegal, South Africa, and Côte d’Ivoire scheduled for February 21-24, 2022. The mission will aim to introduce women-owned and led Canadian businesses to opportunities in the renewable energy, and information and communications technology sectors (ICT). The mission also underscores Canada's continued support of our African partners as they work to implement the historic African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) - key to Africa’s future growth and prosperity.