Premier Scott Moe departs for a trade mission in India today (Fri) to discuss what Saskatchewan has to offer the country.
Moe will be speaking with business leaders in the private sector as well as members of India’s federal government.
Moe said he hopes to build on a trade relationship in India.
“To build on the relationship that we have with respect to the products that Canpotex markets on behalf of the working people in the potash industry in the province,” Moe said. “We’ll be engaging with customers as well as government officials in India on the potash file.
Moe said tariffs on pulse crops will be a large topic of discussion.
“We’re going to engage in a number of government entities, as well as private entities in specifically the pulse market sector to see if we can advance those discussions.”
Moe said a focus for this, and other trade trips, is to expand beyond the U.S.
“We are heavily reliant on the U.S., they are our most important trading partner, thus the importance of a trade deal with them, which we were pleased to see with the U.S.M.C.A.,” Moe said. “But we’re also very focused on expanding our trade opportunities, our export opportunities with other nations around the world.”
Along with pulse crops, potash and uranium exports will also be on the agenda.