Succeed Globally. CERBA Presentation PDAC 2011 Odette Corbu, Trade Commissioner DFAIT - Ontario Regional Office. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). Represents Canada around the world through embassies, consulates and trade offices,
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Succeed Globally CERBA Presentation PDAC 2011 Odette Corbu, Trade Commissioner DFAIT - Ontario Regional Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) Represents Canada around the world through • embassies, consulates and trade offices, • participation in multilateral institutions • international treaties and arrangements
Tools: Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) Network Canada has diplomatic and consular offices in over 270 locations in 180 countries … the TCS is uniquely positioned to build international S&T networks for the benefit of Canadian interests.
Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) • TCS is Canada’s key asset connecting Canadian businesses with international opportunities • TCS is a professional organization providing 4 key services: • Market Potential Assessment • Preparing for International Markets • Problem Solving • Qualified Contacts
DFAIT and the Mining Industry • FDI – new investment and marketing initiatives targeting national and international investors • CDIA – retention/expansion of Canadian investments in higher risks markets in Africa, Latin America, Russia, Australasia, etc • CSR – initiatives which enhance the capacity of developing countries to manage the development of extractive industries to benefit from their resources to reduce poverty • IBD – access to Global Value Chains for Canadian Mining Equipment, Services, Technologies and Education
DFAIT and Private/Public Sectors Partners DFAIT delivers its services in the mining sector in partnership with key partners such as: • NRCan • EDC • BDC • PDAC • CAMESE • CIM • MAC • Other Associations and Service Providers • Provincial and Municipal Governments
Global Exploration Budgets in 2009Total Budgets = $ 13.B • Canada 20.6% • United states 7.3% • Australia 14.4% • Pacific & S-E Asia 5% • China 2.5% • Russia 4.3% • Africa 14.9% • Mexico 5.8% • Argentina 1.8% • Brazil 2.9% • Chile 3.8% • Peru 5% • Other LA & Caribbean 9.7% • Rest of the World 2.0% Source: NRCan
Canadian Mining and Mineral Processing Industries Abroad • United States: 49 operations • South, Central America & Caribbean: 91 operations • Europe & Russia: 18 operations • Asia (excluding China): 22 operations • China: 10 operations • Africa: 49 operations • Australia: 24 operations Source: NRCan
Mining in Ontario • Ontario continues to be Canada’s leading jurisdiction for the production of non-fuel minerals, and a major player in the world • It is the largest industry in Ontario to contribute both to the provincial tax base and international balance of trade • The province’s mineral production in 2008 was valued at $9.6 billion, with its 27 metal mines generating $6.6 billion for the economy • Ontario led the country in exploration expenditures in 2008 with $667 million • Ontario has the largest number of Canadian mining equipment, services, technologies and education providers
Contact us today The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Everywhere you do business Odette Corbu Odette.email@example.com tradecommissioner.gc.ca TCS General Enquiries: 1-888-306-9991