CAMM and TAGMA signs MoU

Canadian Association of Mould Makers (CAMM) and Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) explores business and partnerships in India.

CAMM led ‘Trade Mission to India’ from November 26-30 to explore business opportunities. In the context, a Seminar followed by B2B Meeting was organised by Consul General of Canada in association with TAGMA and Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) on November 28th 2018 at Hotel Lalit, Mumbai. The main objective of the meeting was to sign MOU with TAGMA and EEPC for cooperation of Trade, Technology and Investment between India and Canada.

In her welcome remarks Annie Dubé – Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai, Global Affairs Canada said that “the MoU will spur the institutional framework between the two nations which will be beneficial to all involved”

Rakesh Naidu, CEO – Windsor Essex Economic Development Corp. said they are looking forward to realise relationship for Trade and Investment with India.  He further invited India to the WindsorEssex’s Foreign Trade Zone wherein materials and goods can be stored, processed or assembled in the FTZ for re-export  or for entry into the domestic market.

Jonathan Azzopardi, Chairman, CAMM presented a video on Mould Making Industry in Canada. After the visits to various Tool Rooms in Pune on 26th and 27th November and interacting with people, he felt that India would be the right country for Partnership. He thanked TAGMA for the support extended in organising the Canada Trade Mission to India. “The MoU we signed today is kind of door or bridge for both the countries to come together and learn from eachothers. By coming to India and signing MoU, I want to deliver a message that we are not here to compete with you but partner with you. Together we can grow and compete with the world.” Said Jonathan.

D K Sharma, President, TAGMA INDIA in his address highlighted the current business scenario of Indian Tooling Industry. He  mentioned that the real challenge in the industry, currently, is the design capabilities and skill on which both the countries can work together. He invited the entire Canadian delegation to the 4th edition of International Tooling Summit on 7th and 8th Feb. 2019 at Pune and 12th edition of Die & Mould India International Exhibition from 22nd to 25th April 2020 at Mumbai.

The address Mr. Sharma was followed by signing of MOU between WEEDC, CAMM, TAGMA and EEPC for promoting trade, technology development and investment between Canada and India.The presentations were followed by B2B meetings between Canadian Delegation and members of TAGMA and  EEPC. The event was attended by dignitaries from the industry.

The Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM) is Canada’s leading national association representing Moldmakers, Service providers and Suppliers to the global Moldmaking Industry. The main objective of CAMM is to promote the Moldmaking industry locally, nationally and internationally as well as provide representation on behalf of our industry to Federal and Provincial governments.

The Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation is a not-forprofit organisation. It is responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity in the region. The focus of the organisation is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help new businesses start up in the Windsor-Essex region.

EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organisation in India. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and caters to the Indian engineering sector.