Maritimes Seeking International Waters

January 23, 2019

By Evan Pitchie

We find it important to be aware of world developments of significant economic consequence. Furthermore, it is in our interest to know where we may be needed and to help businesses become more competitive in their given space.

With this in mind, now that Canada has become the only G7 Nation with free trade access to the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, it is a crucial time to be contributing towards the growth of our economy and helping Canadian businesses flourish.

The Trade Agreements

As a result of the recently passed multinational trade agreements ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnership’ (CPTPP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Nova Scotian Fish and Seafood suppliers will be establishing vaster trade networks around the world.

This will have the effect of bolstering our economy in numerous sectors, so it is definitely a time to be excited in Canada. Taxes formerly placed on premium Maritimes exports like snow crab, lobster, oysters, and salmon have been significantly reduced, or lifted, in dozens of countries spanning across the world.

Some of these countries include Japan, which has the world’s third-largest economy, as well as Malaysia and Vietnam, both being amongst the world’s fastest-growing economies. These game-changing conditions will be of no use to those who do not take proper measures to explore them.

The race to build trusting relationships with clients from these promising regions has begun!


Simply put, now is the time for Maritime companies who want to take advantage of these policy changes to showcase their brand in the best light. It is important to be simultaneously targeting the right markets while standing out amongst the competition.

To overlook these marketing concerns will cause you to miss out on opportunities to get your product into the hands of people who would have loved it otherwise. Businesses with fine products and services must put themselves in a position to make the best impressions on customers. Only then can they get hooked.

For these reasons, we are happy to announce and introduce Ben Sklivas as our Business Development Specialist exclusively for the Maritime region.

Considering the level of impact the new agreements will have on the region, we want to ensure our Eastern Canadian clients receive a remarkable level of service and attention. This is why we have decided to have a dedicated representative.