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Gerry Ritz leads delegation to China with aim to boost agriculture exports

OTTAWA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is hoping some face time with Chinese officials will help boost Canadian agriculture exports to that burgeoning market.

Ritz is to lead a delegation of more than 30 agricultural groups and officials from four provinces to China next week.

They'll be talking about expanding trade access and boosting Canadian agricultural products.

China accounted for more than $5.6 billion in Canadian agri-food and seafood exports in 2013.

Ritz says there's quite a bit more to do because that figure only represents five per cent of China's imports and he believes the number can be doubled or tripled.

For example, the minister hopes to soon see meat shipments expanded to allow bone-in products from animals under 30 months.

He will also be delivering a keynote address to delegates of the World Meat Congress in Beijing.

The Canadian Press

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