Canadian business should not ignore the Arab world’s potential

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In 2017, Canadian exports to the Middle East were $5.7-billion and imports were $6.3-billion. While not insignificant, these figures are tiny in comparison to Canada’s overall trade, at just 1 per cent. In sharp contrast, in the same year, Canada’s exports to the United States alone were $415-billion and imports were $288-billion, constituting 76 per cent and 51 per cent of Canada’s exports and imports, respectively. […]

WALID HEJAZI AND CARMEN SYLVAIN
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
ON APRIL 29, 2018

Walid Hejazi is a board member of the CABC, and associate professor of international business at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Carmen Sylvain is a board member of the CABC, and former ambassador to Morocco and Colombia, and former assistant deputy minister for the Middle East and North Africa.

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