Commerce Sec. Pritzker in Chicago Friday for Chicago Council on Global Affairs Canada program

SHARE Commerce Sec. Pritzker in Chicago Friday for Chicago Council on Global Affairs Canada program
SHARE Commerce Sec. Pritzker in Chicago Friday for Chicago Council on Global Affairs Canada program

WASHINGTON–Sec. Penny Pritzker returns home to Chicago on Friday to appear jointly with Canada’s International Trade Minister Edward Fast at a lunch program hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

From the Commerce Department: “The United States and Canada share a long-standing partnership based on history, geography, and the world’s largest bilateral trading relationship. In 2011, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan and the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, with initiatives aimed at enhancing economic competitiveness.

“With more than $700 billion in two-way trade in goods and services annually and more than $600 billion in direct investment on both sides of the border, millions of jobs in each country depend on shared economic competitiveness.”

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