Premier Brad Wall is heading to the US Midwest.
The government has announced Wall will be going to Iowa to promote the importance of Canada U-S Trade.
The Premier will visit the state capital of Des Moines to take part in a “Canada Day at the Capitol” program which has been organized by the Canadian Consulate General.
“I’ll speak to the State Senate and the State House in Iowa,” said Premier Wall. “And there’s a large round table table of business leaders. We do over 350-million dollars a year with that state.”
Prime Minister Trudeau asked Wall to represent Canada at the event.
During the trip, Wall will highlight the 1.4-trillion dollar trade and investment relationship between the two countries as well as highlighting the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Saskatchewan exporters shipped 355-million dollars U.S. worth of goods to Iowa last year; primarily potash, oats, canola oil and live swine.
Iowa in turn shipped $63-million U.S. worth of products, primarily agricultural equipment, to Saskatchewan in 2016.