For Immediate Release
St. Stephen, N.B. – Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, and a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, will travel to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok from February 23-March 3, as part of continued efforts to advance Canada’s interests in trade negotiations with these countries.
As part of the ten-member delegation of MP’s, Ludwig will participate in meetings with various economic development and business organizations, including, but not exclusive to:
* Singapore-ASEAN Business Council (CABC)
* Singapore’s Ministry of Trade & Industry,
* Malaysian Economic Association Executive Board
* The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) in Kuala Lumpur
* Bangkok -Meeting with Minister of Commerce and the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)
* Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) and the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade
“We are continuing with a whole-of-government approach to develop new markets internationally”, said Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest. “Meetings like this help identify new opportunities for companies in New Brunswick Southwest and across the country to grow their exports, increase sales and create jobs.”
Ludwig has served on the Standing Committee for International Trade since being elected in 2015. Most recently, she was elected as Vice Chair of the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group and has made two Congressional visits to Washington to help promote trade with U.S., and the modernization of NAFTA.
“The successful negotiation of CETA has taught us that this approach to trade negotiations can lead to extremely positive outcomes,” added Ludwig.
Ludwig, who holds a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation, received the Departmental Award in Teaching Excellence in 2012 from the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick for her teaching of International Trade in their MBA Program.