The president of APAS is hoping for some help from the government, as they look for a thorny trade dispute with a major foreign partner to end.
India has imposed a tariff of 40%-50% on exports of Canadian pulse crops, threatening a business valued at over a billion dollars.
APAS president Todd Lewis welcomes a move by the Prime Minister to visit India for trade talks.
“I think anytime we talk to our major trade partners, it’s important,” he said. “Certainly, the fumigation issue, I think we have a good chance to make some improvements there. I think India is an important trade partner and it’s important to maintain good relations with them.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in India this week to talk trade and investment with officials in the country.
He’s expected to return to Ottawa on Friday.