Wynne Departs on Trade Mission to South Korea

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne will lead a delegation of 45 Ontario business and academic leaders to Tokyo in Japan from November 28-30 and a delegation of 48 to Seoul in South Korea from December 1-2.

Wynne will also travel to Nagoya, Japan for business meetings on November 29. To encourage investment in Ontario and expand trade networks, the Premier will meet with business and political leaders to build partnerships, exchange information and ideas, and seek opportunities for collaboration.

Increasing trade is key to strengthening Ontario’s economy and creating jobs. By building positive relationships with Japanese and South Korean businesses and leaders, we are creating a solid foundation for future agreements and partnerships. Ontario’s diverse and innovative economy, competitive corporate tax rate, strong financial sector and talented workforce make it one of the best places in the world to do business.

“In a global economy, international missions deliver local jobs,” Wynne said. Japan is Ontario’s fifth largest trading partner with over $11 million in trade in 2015.   Trade between South Korea and Ontario reached approximately $6 billion in 2015.