§ Sir R. Russell
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to encourage exports to Canada, especially of capital goods to Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, where extensive development is planned, in view of the growing population of these provinces.
§ Mr. Redhead
The Board of Trade have recently announced Canextour, a 307W special tour of industry next November by six British commercial officers serving in Canada to discuss with individual firms the export opportunities for eleven selected products, of which seven are capital goods. The team will include representatives from Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.
The Board of Trade and the commercial officers in Canada keep firms constantly informed of business openings as they arise. The recent relaxation in the Canadian anti-dumping valuation laws presents British exporters with a particularly favourable opportunity to increase their trade. The Board of Trade and the Committee for Exports to Canada, working in collaboration, are encouraging and helping British firms to take advantage of this and assisting exporters in a variety of other ways; for example, by organising trade missions and opening display rooms for British goods in Toronto and Montreal.