Impact of COVID-19 on Trade and Investment
What a challenging time this is for businesses in Canada and around the world. As
COVID-19 spreads internationally its impact extends far beyond the serious health
implications of the pandemic. To halt the spread of the disease public officials and
business executives have made difficult decisions that have effectively brought the global
economy to a standstill. Several countries have closed most major businesses except for
grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential services and have issued “stay at home”
orders for their citizens. Other countries, including Canada and the United States, have
closed their borders to nonessential traffic.
Decision-makers dealing with the huge economic cost of the pandemic are now weighing
strategies and timelines for getting businesses going again, while also protecting the
overall health of workers. Hopefully, this will happen sooner rather than later.
The CTBC is here to assist Canadian businesses as required in terms of any business-
related issues involving Turkey. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns and
we will do our best to provide the necessary information to you in a timely manner.
We are in the process of organizing an online information session that will address
Canada / Turkey commercial issues stemming from COVID-19. Details to follow.
CTBC Business Mission to Turkey
The CTBC organized and headed a business delegation to Turkey in November 2019 of
over 60 representatives in such key sectors as healthcare, education, innovation, smart
cities, infrastructure, and natural resources.
The program for the visit included three major events:
The First Meeting of Canada Turkey Joint Economic & Trade
Committee (JETCO), November 13, 2019
The 16 th Joint Annual Conference between the CTBC and the Turkey
Canada Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of
Turkey (DEIK), November 14, 2019, and
The 2 nd Conference between the CTBC and the Chambers of Commerce
of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB),
November 15, 2019
Please click below for additional details
Nov 14-15 2019
Canadian Trade & Investment Mission to Turkey
The Canada Turkey Business Council (CTBC) is coordinating a trade and investment mission to Turkey for networking and outreach activities in both Istanbul (November 14) and Ankara (November 15) that will focus on the key sectors of:
- Construction & Infrastructure
- Transportation & Logistics
- Advanced Technology
- Mining, and Healthcare & Life Sciences
A brief overview of each sector is included below.
Our partner for the November 14 program in Istanbul, the Turkey Canada Business Council (TCBC) of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, will host the 16th Joint Annual Trade & Investment Conference with the CTBC. This will include sectoral panel sessions, B2B meetings, networking opportunities and site visits.
Our partner for the November 15 program in Ankara, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), which is an amalgamation of Turkish business chambers, will organize roundtable sessions, B2B meetings, networking events and visits with senior government officials and key business contacts.
We are working closely on both events with Chris Wimmer, Canada’s Senior Trade Commissioner in Turkey, and with his team in both Ankara and Istanbul.
For more details and registration, please click on the button below.
Event Progam & Agenda
Dec 13, 2018
15th Joint Annual Canada Turkey Business Conference
The 15th Joint Annual Conference of the Canada Turkey Business Council and the Turkey Canada Business Council was held against a background of unprecedented growth in commercial relations between the two countries. It was no surprise, then, that the event attracted a sold out audience of over 300 representatives from Canadian public and private sectors and a 22-person high-level Turkish delegation.
Keynote speakers included The Honorable Todd Smith, Government House Leader in the Ontario Legislature and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade; Rocco Rossi, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; and Chris Wimmer, Senior Trade Commissioner & Consul at the Canadian Consulate General in Istanbul. The conference provided a very useful networking opportunity and for Canadians to learn about the tremendous trade and investment opportunities in Turkey in a broad range of key sectors as well as how to leverage provincial programs to help firms reach export markets. At the same time, Turkish firms established new contacts and identified new commercial opportunities in Ontario.
Sep 19, 2018
CTBC - Missisauga Board of Trade
CTBC representatives made a formal presentation on its activities to the Mississauga Board of Trade.
Jul 31, 2018 | Brampton, ON
MDA - Brampton Board of Trade Presentation
Representatives of CTBC Member MDA (builder of the Canadarm) gave a presentation to the Brampton Board of Trade. Please click on the button for more details.