As part of Ontario's ongoing trade efforts, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as well as the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade are leading a trades mission to South Korea and Japan from October 12th to the 24th.
Bruce Grey Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker is excited about the possibilities that could come from this trades mission for the local agriculture sector.
Walker says agriculture is the soil of Bruce and Grey and calls this trades mission an opportunity to expand across the world.
The trades mission will focus on helping sectors affected by trade challenges to access new markets such as pork, beef, canola and soy as well as development new opportunities in key business sectors.
Walker says Farmers in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and across Ontario produce some of the highest quality food products in the world and trade issues do not change that.
He says this trade mission to South Korea and Japan is an opportunity to strengthen trade ties, develop business relationships and promote and raise awareness of our agri-food products in these emerging markets.
During the trades mission Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Ernie Hardeman will work to connect Ontario farmers and food processors with key importers and buyers.
While Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Minister Vic Fedeli will promote Ontario as a top destination to do business and invest.
The trades mission runs October 12th to the 24th.