The B.C. government is trying to boost international trade by doubling oversees trade offices, providing special host services for visiting trade delegations and launching a marketing campaign to lure companies to the province. Premier Christy Clark announced the plan Friday as the latest part of her strategy to create more jobs in B.C.
Clark says increased trade in Asia, for example, will result in more B.C. jobs and that she’s expanding existing overseas trade offices that have helped boost the province’s lumber shipments to China.
The premier says the government will also set up a new hosting program for visiting trade delegations, linking them with potential business opportunities and partnerships.
In another move, B.C. will launch a marketing and sales campaign aimed at attracting international companies to set up offices in the province, with the focus on companies headquartered in Asia.
Clark will leave on a trade mission to China and India on Nov. 4.