In addition, Canada is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with MERCOSUR countries. When this comes into force, it will open up not only the economies of Argentina, but also those of Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The agreement will significantly accelerate our existing trade relationship in South America: tariffs will be reduced, many trade barriers will be removed, investors will be better protected, and there will be much more freedom of movement between Canada and the MERCOSUR countries. “We`re moving at a very good pace,” Curia says, adding, “Canadian businesses will have access to a market of 285 million people and a GDP of $3.5 trillion.” The two nations have signed several agreements, such as. B an agreement on the construction of the nuclear power plant in the Rio Tercero dam (1976); Air Services Agreements (1979); Agreement on investment promotion and protection (1993); the 1994 agreements on the prevention of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion in relation to income and capital taxes; Legal assistance treaty (2000); Joint Declaration of Intent on Energy Efficiency (2018); Joint Statement of Intent on Mining Policy (2018); and a Memorandum of Understanding (2018). [7] This progress in bilateral trade and bilateral investment is taking place in a context that already shows that Canada is playing a leading role in Argentina`s economy. Indeed, with investments of approximately $4.241 million (2013), Canada is Innin`s sixth largest foreign investor, mainly focused on the mining industry (49%). Energy (21%). In terms of bilateral trade, Argentina had a trade surplus of $830 million in 2015, accounting for 80% of exports to Canada. In the same year, Argentina`s exports were $1.296 million, while imports from Canada were $462 million.

Argentina`s main exports were raw gold (75.5%), silver and silver (5.6%), wine (5.5%), small (2%) And precious metals (1.1%), while imports from Canada were mainly pharmaceuticals (14.9%). The arts have also strengthened the relationship between indigenous peoples of Argentina and Canada, especially since the arrival of the Masters of the Arctic exhibition in Argentina. In Buenos Aires, a totem pole is on display on the Plaza Canade, built and donated by the Kwakiutl Nation. [2] At Rosario National University is an Inuksuk built on the Canada site of David Piktoukoun. The Canadian Association for the Study of Argentina supported an Indigenian Chair led by Aboriginal members and supported projects in a wide range of fields (Indigenous Health, Education, Arts, Social Policy and Organization, New Technologies) and supported conferences and seminars focused on issues of cultural diversity, human rights and environmental awareness. The Argentine-Canadian Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since 1977, when it was established to support the development and strengthening of relations between its members and to support Canadian and Argentine businesses. Today, the Chamber is particularly active in that its members represent significant trade and investment interests in both channels and support employment, trade and technology development and economic growth in both countries. Over the past decade, relations between communities and indigenous associations have grown significantly in Canada and Argentina.