Asia Pacific

Alberta has strong trade and social ties with many countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The Asia region includes key markets such as China, Japan, Korea and ASEAN that, in combination, represent Alberta’s second largest export market worth over $7.25 billion in 2016. The Asia Pacific region accounts for 64.3 per cent of Alberta’s non-U.S. exports. Asia is also becoming a leading source of foreign direct investment in Alberta.

The Asia Pacific region represents one of Alberta’s most diverse export markets. Countries in this region are a source of a large portion of immigrants to Alberta and have strong economic and cultural relations with the province.

The Ministry has the mandate to promote Alberta for investment attraction, trade development, and government to government relations with the Greater China Region (mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, Korea and spanning Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Key activities are managed in coordination with the eight Alberta international offices located in the Asia Pacific region (Beijing, ShanghaiGuangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo).

Priority target markets for trade and investment include China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and Singapore.

The Ministry represents and advises on Alberta’s interests with regard to foreign governments; manages Alberta’s twinning relationships with international jurisdictions, including China (Heilongjiang and Guangdong), South Korea (Gangwon), and Japan (Hokkaido); and coordinates inbound programs for visiting foreign officials.

For more information on Asia Pacific initiatives contact:

Nancy Wu, Executive Director
Phone: 780-643-1660
Email: nancy.wu@gov.ab.ca

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