Director of CMX Partnerships is selected by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada to complete important research project about the relevance of the TPP and the Pacific Alliance

Vancouver, BC. October 28, 2016. Mr. Juan Navarro, Director and principal researcher of CMX Partnerships, has been selected by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) to carry out an important research project which will offer a comparative analysis of the provisions included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Pacific Alliance (PA), two of the most important Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) negotiated in the last few years. APF Canada is interested in supporting research that assists in helping Canadians understand the TPP and the PA as pathways towards higher regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific Region. This research will be presented during the meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) that will be held in Peru in mid-November and after that will be published.

Mr. Navarro has vast experience conducting economic analysis, studies and research as a former economist for 10 years at the Mexican Central Bank, as well as a university professor at prestigious universities. During the past year, Mr. Navarro has focused his research on themes related to international trade and FTAs. In addition, Mr. Navarro is a successful entrepreneur, member and leader in different business and non-profit organizations promoting the discussion of the global economy such as the Canadian International Council.

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada’s relations with Asia. A leading institution in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations for over thirty years, APF Canada has developed strong ties with policy-makers, business leaders, academics, and opinion makers in Canada and throughout the Asia Pacific region.Its mission is to be Canada’s catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia’s bridge to Canada. They do this by partnering with both the private and public sector.

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