Canadian minister of agriculture and agri-food strengthens agricultural trade with Japan, South Korea
The Pig Site
13 March 2018
Budget 2018 reaffirms the Government of Canada's commitment to actively deepening trade relationships, through modern, progressive free trade agreements, including in new, fast-growing markets in Asia.
Building on Canada's strong trade relationship with these trading partners will help grow Canada's middle-class by creating good, well-paying jobs, and will help the government reach its ambitious target of $75 billion in agricultural exports by 2025.
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, concluded a week-long trip to Japan and South Korea. He met with the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Ken Saito, and the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Katsunobu Kato, to highlight Canada and Japan's longstanding and collaborative trade relationship, and to reaffirm its importance in the context of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was officially signed yesterday in Santiago, Chile.
The CPTPP will provide enhanced market access to key Asian markets, including Japan. This landmark agreement will give the Canadian agricultural industry preferential access to all CPTPP countries and will provide new market access opportunities for a wide range of Canadian products, including meat, grains, pulses, maple syrup, wines and spirits, seafood and agri-food.
The Minister also...