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Statement – Mining Sector Benefits Stemming from U.K. Accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

The continued expansion of market access through free trade and investment agreements is critical to the future success of Canada’s mining industry, and helps Canada grow its market share as a preferred global supplier of critical minerals.

The Mining Association of Canada believes a smooth U.K. accession to the CPTPP offers an opportunity to reinforce longstanding Canada/U.K. ties, advances our shared values of free and open trade, and compliments the work of the Critical Minerals Supply Chain Dialogue, signed and launched by the two countries earlier this year.

The mining industry is a major sector of Canada’s economy, contributing $125 billion to the national GDP and is responsible for 22 percent of Canada’s total domestic exports. Canada’s mining sector employs 665,000 people directly and indirectly across the country. The industry is proportionally the largest private sector employer of Indigenous peoples in Canada and a major customer of Indigenous-owned businesses.

About MAC

The Mining Association of Canada is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry. Its members account for most of Canada’s production of base and precious metals, uranium, diamonds, metallurgical coal, mined oil sands and industrial minerals and are actively engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Please visit mining.ca.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Cynthia Waldmeier

Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs, the Mining Association of Canada

Phone: 613-233-9392 x225 or 613-894-2128 (cell)

Email: cwaldmeier@mining.ca

 

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