Saskatchewan agri-exporters were talking business to South Korean importers during extensive meetings Monday in Seoul.
It’s part of a trade mission being led by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall to South Korea and China.
Chris Dekker is the President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership.
He says there are plenty of opportunities for new agricultural trade, following last year’s free trade agreement that slashed South Korean import tariffs.
He says the agreement eliminated about 80 per-cent of the tariffs on Saskatchewan farm products.
Since the agreement, he says there has been a turnaround in exports to South Korea and sees great interest among Korean importers to buy from Saskatchewan.
On Wednesday, the business delegation will move on to Chengdou, China.
Dekker says the presentations will be similar to the ones in South Korea, discussing crop production and the efficient delivery of those products into China.
Dekker says the STEP part of the trade mission will end on Wednesday, with Premier Wall going to Shanghai and Beijing to continue with additional economic and trade discussions.