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Canada-Slovenia Relations

Bilateral relationship

Canada has excellent relations with Slovenia, a NATO ally since 2004, and a member of the European Union, which is one of Canada’s most important international partners. Canada recognized Slovenian independence in January 1992, and established diplomatic relations a year later. There are approximately 37,000 Canadians of Slovenian origin. Slovenia has an Embassy in Ottawa, an Honorary Consulate General in Toronto and honorary consulates in Vancouver, Calgary and Moncton. Canada's Ambassador to Slovenia resides in Budapest, Hungary and is assisted by an honorary consul in Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital.

Trade relationship

Canada and Slovenia enjoy a mutually beneficial and growing commercial relationship, including trade in goods and services, investment, and cooperation on innovation, science and technology. In 2018 bilateral merchandise trade totalled reached $276.3 million with Canadian exports of $84.6 million and imports from Slovenia at $191.7 million. The leading Canadian exports to Slovenia include mineral products, base metals, machinery and mechanical appliances, optical, photographic, cinematographic, medical instruments and apparatus, and agricultural products.

Trade and investment agreements

Trade and investment agreements involving Canada and Slovenia:

For more information, consult trade and investment agreements

Partners and organizations

To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Slovenia work closely in multilateral fora, such as: 

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