Gov. Nixon signs $3.2 billion trade agreement in Canada

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TORONTO, CANADA (KPLR) – Wednesday Governor jay Nixon signed a $3.2 billion trade agreement with the Canadian province of Quebec. The deal covers the sale and trade of Missouri goods for the next four years to 2018.

The agreement will strengthen trade relations between Missouri and Quebec in investments and markets that will include aerospace, agriculture, manufacturing and life science products.

Canada is Missouri largest export market, with $4 billion in goods flowing north of the border in 2013 that included transportation equipment, chemicals, and machinery and food products.

Under the governors “Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth”, Nixon has made trade deals worth $6.5 billion in Missouri goods to China, Brazil, Korea, Europe and the Republic of China (Taiwan).