Mr. Prashant Ajmera                                                                                     November 19, 1999

Director, Asia Pacific

Brownstein, Brownstein and Associates

1310 Greene Avenue, Suite 750

Westmount, Québec

H3Z 2B2

Dear Mr. Ajmera:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your active invlovement in Team Canada 1999 which was undertaken during the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan. The tremendous success of this trade mission was in no small part due to your participation and that of business such as yours.

Evidence of the resounding success of the mission can be seen in the value of the trade deals signed by Canadian firms - $409 million. To be more specific, seven contracts worth $178 million, 11 memoranda of understanding worth $52 million, four Letters of Intent valued $22 million and five other agreements valued at $157 million were signed. Indeed, this mission to Osaka and Tokyo is one to be proud of.

Not only are these missions a valuable venue for Canadian businesses to meet and network amongst themselves, Team Canada is highly effective in assisting Canadian exporters in the broader global marketplace. As future opportunities are developed for Canadian businesses to expand further abroad, I encourage you to avail yourself of the occasions and the exposure of these markets.

As a Mission participant, I welcome and encourage your feedback. Your specific thoughts and impressions regarding, for example, the merit of meetings, the opportunities for networking, and the standard of logistical planning and support, would be most appreciated. I would also welcome any comments you may have on how best to further promote our trade and investment goals, whether they be within or outside the framework of a trade mission.

Please find enclosed a Certificate of Participation, a book of media coverage and the Team Canada family portrait taken in Tokyo. Once again, I wish to thank you for being part of the team.


Pierre S. Pettigrew