Team Canada Trade Mission 2001 - Mission Description
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien led the sixth Team Canada trade
mission to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong from February 9-18, 2001.
The Prime Minister was joined by Canada's provincial premiers and territorial
leaders, International Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew, Secretary of State
(Asia-Pacific) Rey Pagtakhan and a delegation of business people, heads
of educational institutions and municipalities and young entrepreneurs.
The Canadian business delegation were drawn from ten priority sectors
that were chosen in consultation with the provinces and territories:
ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGIES Products, services and technologies to address
air pollution, water treatment, solid and hazardous waste handling and
disposal, and environmental monitoring and management.
FOREST, CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING MATERIAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Products
and services relating to forestry and value-added wood products; technology,
products and services in the residential, commercial and industrial construction,
building products sectors.
AGRICULTURE & AGRIFOOD Commodity and value-added products and services
relating to primary agriculture (genetics, farming, fertilizer, grains
and oilseeds); retail/wholesale processed and packaged foods and beverages;
processing and packaging technologies; fish, seafood and shellfish products
and related technologies.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES Telecom switching, management
and wireless technologies and services; computers, software, and peripheral
products and technologies; products and services related to internet and
e-business applications; geomatics and other specialized applications.
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES AND CULTURE INDUSTRIES Technology platforms,
software and content for education sector applications; publishing and
printing; film and animation production.
ENERGY Electric power generation, transmission and management; technologies
and services related to oil and gas exploration, development and transport.
TRANSPORTATION Products, services and technologies for aerospace, automotive,
rail, shipbuilding and marine industries applications; specialized products
and technologies for application in infrastructure development, including
airport, highway, urban transportation, and railway sectors; intelligent
MINING AND MINERALS Technologies and services relating to exploration,
management and development of mining sector, including non-ferrous and
ferrous metals sectors.
FINANCIAL SERVICES Opportunities for banking, life insurance, mutual
fund development; specialized financial consulting services.
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES Health care products and services; medical
technologies and devices; specialized management and consulting services
related to health sector.