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CEIA & the Canada - ASEAN Centre Sign Agreement of Cooperation

Ottawa, Canada -- June 25, 2020 -- Ronald V. Portelli, President of the Canadian Environment Industry Association (CEIA), announced today the successful conclusion of negotiations with the Canada - ASEAN Centre (CAC) of Singapore. Mr. Portelli and Mr. Ian Robertson, Executive Director of the CAC, signed an Agreement of Cooperation on behalf of the two organizations. ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, comprises Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The objective of the Agreement is to enhance the business networks and opportunities in Southeast Asia for Canadian environmental companies represented by CEIA.

"This agreement recognizes that the dynamic economic growth of the ASEAN region has resulted in environmental management challenges for its member countries, and that Canadian firms have the capacity to deliver environmental products, technologies and services to meet these challenges." stated Portelli. "CEIA and the CAC will work to promote environmental partnerships and business arrangements between Canadian companies and their counterparts in the region." he added.

The Canadian Environment Industry Association is the national voice of the Canadian environment industry. It is a federation of nine provincial environment industry associations and represents the interests of 1,500 provincial and national member companies. CEIA's services to its members include providing market intelligence, creating opportunities for networking in both domestic and international markets, promoting environmental exports, and representing the industry to legislators and policy-makers. The CAC has been created by the Government of Canada to foster long-term mutually beneficial relationships between ASEAN countries and Canada.

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