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Export to Canada: Savone
<D>Rick Savone, the new trade representative for
the Canadian Government Trade Office, has one of the classiest home
offices in town, on toney Westcott Road in Princeton. He arrived late
last year and is busy setting up new opportunities for the maple-leaf
style networking. He and Steve Richman
Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, will host Michael B.
the consul general of Canada, at a networking breakfast on Thursday,
February 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the East Brunswick Hilton. Non-member
price is $30. Call 609-252-0777; fax, 609-252-0792, E-mail:
"We cater specifically to companies in New Jersey that are
in partnering initiatives, strategic alliances, and investment
with Canadian partners in high-tech sectors," says Savone. "We
have been instrumental in finding leads for Canadian clients,
them with export opportunities, and partnering them for R&D
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Savone majored in economics and business
at McGill, and worked in government before being recruited by the
Canadian Foreign Service. He served in Algeria, where he was
for political and immigration programs, and came to Princeton this
year. Savone operates what is considered the satellite mission of
the Canadian Consulate General in New York
American exports to Canada in 1998 totaled $75 billion, and New Jersey
products accounted for $4 billion. Nearly one-fourth of American
went to Canada in 1998. Since then, economic growth in Canada has
diversified and productivity has increased, all thanks to increased
productivity, higher consumer spending, and lower unemployment in
Savone’s export/import efforts will concentrate on areas of
information technology, and environmental technology. Significant
exports from New Jersey to Canada include the category of chemicals
and allied products, such as plastics, agricultural products
orange juice and concentrates), personal and household goods
books), transportation equipment, equipment and tools, and medical
equipment. To find the other appropriate products for exporting to
Canada, check the U.S. State Department website at
Richman, an attorney with Gallagher, Briody & Butler, and Savone will
stage a breakfast teleconference in April on "Border Challenges:
Penetrating the Canadian Market" and follow that up in June with
another breakfast on "Transportation Issues in and out of
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