Alberta promotes agricultural products in Japan and South Korea

canola 4029105 640The government of Alberta has participated in a trade mission to Japan and South Korea led by Jim Carr, international trade diversification minister, to promote Alberta’s agriculture and forestry industry and expand market diversification

The economic development, trade and tourism minister Tanya Fir joined Carr on behalf of agriculture and forestry minister Devin Dreeshen from 5-11 June 2019.

According to the federal government news release, the mission focused on engaging Canadian agricultural product importers to promote the safety, quality and price-competitiveness of our exports and showcased Alberta canola, wheat, beef, pork and other food products.

“This mission shows private and public-sector actors in Japan and Korea that Alberta is open for business. Market access and diversification is a critical issue for Alberta’s farmers, ranchers and food and forestry manufacturers, and I’m proud to be part of this mission to promote our world-class agricultural and forestry sectors, and open more doors for Alberta producers and processors so they can continue to grow and succeed here at home,” said Fir.

Carr addressed the Japanese Grain Importers Association and engaged with representatives in the oilseeds industry. In South Korea, the Canadian delegation met with industry representatives and companies for smooth business operation among the nations.

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