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Recap of a successful 2018 Ontario Chamber of Commerce AGM: Hosting, Approved Policy Resolutions & Excellence Awards.

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, May 1st, 2018: This past weekend the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosted the Ontario Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting at the Sheraton Hotel, with over 140 leaders from Chambers of Commerce across Ontario experiencing the best our city had to offer. Check out the widget below or the hashtag #OCCAGM on twitter to get a glimpse of the content.

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Rapid Policy Update: Federal Government investments to strengthen Canada’s Trade Enforcement Capabilities, Steel & Aluminum Industries

· by Huzaifa Saeed

April 26th, 2018, Hamilton, ON: Earlier today, the Federal Government announced an increase in funding for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Global Affairs Canada to further strengthen Canada’s trade enforcement. The new funding – more than $30 million over five years, starting immediately, and $6.8 million per year after that – will mean more than 40 new officers to investigate trade-related complaints, including those related to steel and aluminum.

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Media Release: Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor-Essex Regional, Sault Ste. Chambers of Commerce Offer Eight Recommendations to Prime Minister Trudeau to Help Steel Industry, High-Paying Manufacturing Jobs and Fair Trade

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, ON, March 13th – The Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor-Essex Chambers of Commerce submitted a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau today, offering eight recommendations to help the steel industry, high-paying manufacturing jobs and fair trade.

The Prime Minister is currently on a tour of the Canadian Steel and Aluminum Industries, with a stop in Hamilton today and Sault Ste.

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Rapid Policy Update (March 8th): United States moves forward with 25% Tariff on Steel and 10% Tariff on Aluminum Imports, Canada Exempted

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Thursday, March 8th, 2018: At 3:30 PM (ET), President Donald Trump signed an executive order, putting into place global tariffs of 25% on Steel and 10% on Aluminum Imports. These Tariffs were the outcome of a Section 232 of the US Trade Act investigation initiated by President Trump last year.

We were pleased to hear that Canada and Mexico were both given indefinite exemptions from the Tariffs, as stated by President Trump: “We’re going to hold off the tariff on those two countries to see whether or not we’re able to make a deal on NAFTA,” Mr.

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Announcing Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit

· by Whitney Eames

Regional Leaders to Gather in Hamilton-Burlington on June 26 to Help Drive Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster and Other Shared Priorities

HAMILTON February 22, 2018: Canada’s Innovation Corridor Business Council, a partnership of leading chambers of commerce and boards of trade in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, today announced a bold new summit to promote global competitiveness through regional connectivity and collaboration.

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Media Release: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce concerned about the impact of the United States Commerce Department Section 232 Recommendations on Steel Imports

· by Huzaifa Saeed

February 20th, 2018, Hamilton, ON: The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the implications of the United States Department of Commerce’s recommendations to President Trump, under a NAFTA Section 232 investigation requested by President Trump in April 2017, concerning the Steel and Aluminum Industries. The law allows the president to unilaterally impose Tariff taxes and other restrictions on imports for reasons of national security, breaking from any existing trade protocols under NAFTA or World Trade Organization.

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Media Release: Input Costs Soar as Confidence and Projected Profits Fall: Ontario Economic Report 2018

· by Huzaifa Saeed

 

Hamilton, ON, February 7, 2018 –  Today the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the second annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), a comprehensive analysis of data and emerging trends on the economic health of the province. Original economic research from the report reveals that 77 per cent of Ontario businesses say access to talent remains the largest impact on their competitiveness and nearly half report a lack of confidence in the province’s economy.

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10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins: The 2018 Policy Priorities of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

· by Huzaifa Saeed

This week, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce network released 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins, a document that provides business, decision-makers and government with a series of clear priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow the economy.

A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but businesses are grappling with daunting challenges—economic, political and technological—at home and abroad.

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Media Release: Further Offset Measures Needed in Upcoming Budget to Keep Ontario Competitive The Ontario’s Chamber Network calls for tax reform, smart spending to support Ontario businesses

· by Huzaifa Saeed

Hamilton, Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 – Today, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) provided the Ontario government with 11 recommendations for the upcoming provincial budget that will help businesses manage costs and secure the province’s competitive advantage. The submission, presented to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, calls on the government to implement taxation reforms and smart infrastructure and transportation spending to maximize growth and benefit all regions of Ontario.

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