In response to shared international business development interests, the Federal Government and the four Atlantic provincial governments have established a five year, $20 million international business development program known as the Atlantic Canada Trade and Investment Agreement (ATIGA).
The general ATIGA mission is to “Expand business activities between Atlantic Canada and international markets, and strategically market the region as a whole by displaying the best Atlantic Canada has to offer the world to attract new investments.” This is to be reflected in the following outcomes:
– Increase the value of Atlantic exports
– Increase the number of Atlantic exporters diversifying into global markets
– Increase foreign direct investment in Atlantic Canada
To plan and oversee international business development (IBD) initiatives for Atlantic Canada, the ATIGA Oil and Gas sector team (“the Team”) was established in early 2017.
On behalf of the ATIGA Oil and Gas sector team, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) is requesting proposals from interested firms to support development of a multi-year oil and gas international business development strategy.