SOPerior Fertilizer Corps CEO and Executive Chairman appointed to the CIEC
SOPerior Fertilizer Corp has announced that on 20th September 2018 SOPerior Fertilizer Corp.’s CEO Andrew Squires and Executive Director Bruce Duncan were appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canada India Economic Council.
The mission of the CIEC is to be the premier umbrella agency to promote and support the development of economic opportunities both in Canada and India in order to strengthen bilateral trade relations and economic partnerships between the countries.
Since 2009, there have been various ongoing discussions between Canada and India which have resulted in the development of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (“CEPA”) and Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (“FIPA”). These agreements have been inconclusive in their implementation. As such, it is the mandate of the CIEC to re-engage partnerships amongst all Canadian and Indian stakeholders (government, business, etc.) to promote relationships, trade, business, and investment. To aid in the actual implementation of this mandate, the CIEC has been recently incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation. The CIEC will be working closely with the Governments of India and Canada, businesses and investors from both countries to promote trade, public policy, business relations, investment opportunities and commerce. With the support of Ambassador Dinesh Bhatia, the Consul General of India, Toronto, CIEC is envisioned to become the premier umbrella organisation for all business, investor and trade organisations working within the Canada-India space.
Andrew Squires, President and CEO of SOPerior Fertilizer Corp., remarked, "It is an honour for Bruce and I to be nominated to this progressive organisation to promote trade between our two great countries. India has the 2nd largest SOP applicable crop area in the world and membership on the Board of CIEC will enhance SOPerior Fertilizer’s ability to directly engage in discussions with India’s agricultural policy and business leaders.”