Topics : Foreign Affairs, CPG
QUBEC, the 14 oct. 2021 / CNW Telbec / – The Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration and Minister responsible for the Laurentides region, Nadine Girault, announces the upgrading of the status of the Qubec Los Angeles delegation to that of a general delegation.
Last spring, Qubec adopted the Territorial Strategy for the United States entitled Focus on recovery: stronger action on the American market, one of the objectives of which is to broaden Qubec’s strategic reach in North America through the growth of the western and southern regions. Among the initiatives stemming from this strategy include the addition of resources in the American representations, the enhancement of the Houston in delegation and the strengthened mandate of the Washington, in particular with regard to the defense of Qubec’s interests in commercial litigation. These actions are intended to demonstrate Qubec’s firm commitment to an active, ambitious and innovative presence in the United States. Raising the status of the Qubec General Delegation The Angels marks a new milestone in the strategy that will strengthen Qubec’s action in the western United States and support a trans-Pacific approach aimed at taking advantage of the presence of large Asian groups in the United States for the benefit of Qubec.
In 2020, California represented the 8e Qubec’s trading partner in the United States, with a total trade volume of over $ 3.6 billion. The fifth-largest economy in the world, it has experienced impressive demographic and economic growth for several years, particularly in several priority sectors for Qubec such as clean technologies, intelligent and sustainable mobility, digital entertainment and the creative industries, arospace and aeronautics, the biomedical field as well as the food industry. As a result, thanks to its Silicon Valley branch, Qubec can take advantage of the enormous development potential offered by the world capital of innovation.
The western states are also experiencing an impressive rise, thus becoming real catalysts for American economic growth, from which Qubec could benefit. For example, the state of Washington, which hosts many corporate offices, shows a growing interest in carbon pricing.
In December 2019, the Prime Minister had also carried out a mission to California, which had made it possible to strengthen economic diplomacy efforts in the territory.
With its network of nine representations in the United States, Qubec is better equipped than ever to pull its pinch of the game with its neighbor to the South, to the benefit of its businesses and all Quebecers.
After the vast economic shift in Qubec’s international action that our government has taken, we are working to consolidate our network of representations in strategic territories with the potential to increase our exports and our prosperity. This is especially true in the United States, since the United States remains our main trading partner.
Nadine Girault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration and Minister responsible for the Laurentides region
I rejoice at the raising of the status of our delegation The Angels. This strengthened presence in the Western States will allow us to benefit from important business development opportunities, in addition to positioning Qubec as a partner of choice in the fight against climate change and sustainable development.
Philippe Huneault, delegate general of Qubec The Angels
- On May 13, 2021, the government of Quebec unveiled the Territorial Strategy for the United States entitled Focus on recovery: stronger action on the American market. The latter provides for an investment of $ 23 million for Qubec’s action in the United States, including an additional $ 2 million for strengthening economic diplomacy and influence.
- The Qubec Delegation The Angels promotes Qubec’s interests in the business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs sectors. Inaugurated in 1970, the Delegation exercises its mandate in the American West, which comprises 13 states.
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