Growers and exporters relieved Chinese market opens again to Canadian canola seeds

Before the trade tensions, the Chinese market accounted for 40% of Canadian canola exports.

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has welcomed China’s removal of restrictions on Canadian canola exports.

CCGA President Mike Ammeter said restored access is integral to the competitiveness of canola growers.

“With 90% of canola exported, open and predictable trade is critical to the success of the canola sector,” Ammeter said. “Farmers look forward to strengthening the Canada-China relationship and developing this important agricultural market for canola. »

The CCGA thanked International Trade Minister Mary Ng, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and government officials involved in finding a solution.

Agri-food exporters were pleased that canola trade with China was back to normal.

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CCAA) President Dan Darling said China is an important export destination.

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

Darling said exporters of all sizes face many challenges and the path to recovery will be through trade while helping to fight climate change and restore the vitality of our supply and value chains.

The ACCA said it would continue to work with government officials on other areas of market access, including restoring trade flows for beef and pork.

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