Canada expects $75B global agri-food exports by 2025 with China's help

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has wrapped up a successful 10-day visit to China.

The government says the mission will help Canada reach its goal of growing global agri-food exports to $75 billion by 2025.

“China is a fast-growing market. More and more Chinese consumers are looking for the safe, high-quality food that Canadian farmers and processors deliver," said MacAulay. "The Government of Canada is working to get even more of our quality food products on Chinese store shelves and e-commerce platforms, creating good, well-paying jobs in Canada and helping to strengthen our middle class.”

From Shanghai to Guangzhou to Beijing, MacAulay took every opportunity to showcase Canada’s safe, high-quality food products to one of the world’s most competitive and desired markets for agriculture.

Through meetings with his counterpart, Minister Han Changfu, and with Minister Zhi Shuping from China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), a path has been set for continued stable trade for agricultural products.

China is Canada’s second-most valuable agri-food export market, after the U.S.

Below is a list of goals met on the trip:

Source: cochranenow.com

Publication date: 11/27/2017


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