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Agri-Food Exporters Welcome Normalization of Canola Trade with China

May 18th, 2022

May 18, 2022 – Dan Darling, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today issued the statement below regarding China’s lifting of restrictions affecting Canada’s canola exports.


“Agri-food exporters are very pleased that trade is going to once again be normalized with China, a significant export destination for our sector.


“This has been a long time coming and we are thankful for the leadership Minister Ng and Minister Bibeau have shown in helping restore market access as well as being champions for rules-based trade for agri-food.


“Today’s news sends an important signal that food security is an issue that requires global solutions and cooperation, and that free and open trade is one of the best ways to ensure food remains plentiful around the world.


“Exporters of all sizes are facing numerous challenges these days. The road to recovery will go through trade while also helping fight climate change and restore vitality in our supply and value chains.


“We look forward to continuing to work alongside Minister Ng, Minister Bibeau and the federal government to further market access priorities with China such as re-establishing trade flows for beef and pork.”


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