“The reality of a growing, globally oriented sector, underscores the importance to the chemistry sector of reaching successful, mutually beneficial outcomes in the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations.” Bob Masterson, CIAC president and CEO, Op-ed, The Hill Times, September 22, 2017.
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On June 5, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains launched the Strategic Innovation Fund, a new program to attract and support business investments across all sectors of the economy.
“Consistent with the articulated goals, this fund will assist in attracting and retaining large scale chemistry investments in Canada,” said Bob Masterson, CIAC President and CEO.
On March 1, 2017, the North American chemistry industry, represented by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and Mexico’s, Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química (ANIQ), released a joint statement outlining the industry’s priorities for a potential renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).