Wednesday, November 26th0.3°C
24124
24056

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


Read more Business News

24053


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15073.65+58.24
S&P CDNX780.64-6.86
DJIA17814.94-2.96
Nasdaq4758.252+3.36
S&P 5002067.03-2.38
CDN Dollar0.8863-0.0021
Gold1194.60-2.50
Oil74.33+0.24
Lumber328.80-0.70
Natural Gas4.295+0.144

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.16-0.005
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.32+0.04
Cantex0.040.00
Anavex Life Sciences0.175-0.005
Metalex Ventures0.030.00
Russel Metals32.14+0.65
Copper Mountain Mining2.15-0.02
Colorado Resources0.130.00
ReliaBrand Inc0.0134-0.0001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.045-0.005
Mission Ready Services0.325-0.04

 
23744


23872

FEATURED Property
197553810-4100 Gallaghers Parkland Dr.
2 bedrooms 3 baths
$719,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


The last great Canadian tax shelter

A guide to how flow-through fund limited partnerships can mightily aid your tax planning!The end of the year will raise concerns among many professionals, self-employed persons, business owners and ev...


What I learned in China: Part 2

As per my previous article on my visit to China, we have much to learn about and from their people. It is potentially the largest market on earth with 1.3 billion people in one country but much will d...


Retirement: Health Issues

Our health is really our greatest asset and maintaining our health is of tremendous importance. You want to do what you can to ensure that health issues will not jeopardize the enjoyment of your retir...

_



24156

24185


Member of BC Press Council


22707