Scott Moe is back in the Land of the Living Skies.
The Premier of Saskatchewan spent the last week in India, partaking in a trade mission where he spoke with members of Narendra Modi’s government, as well as corporate entities.
Moe characterized the trip as fruitful, having had discussions a variety of matters.”
“India is our third largest trading partner, over a billion dollars last year,” he said. “We have some current challenges in some of our trade portfolios with India, which were able to discuss.”
One of those portfolios Moe noted was of discussion was agriculture. Talks took place around tariffs, both financial and non-financial, including fumigation requirements for pulse crop exports.
“The challenge around pulses in India right now is they’ve had a couple of good crops and they are sitting on over four million tons of supply,” he said. “Which sounds like a lot, but is a number of months supply.”
In addition to that, Moe said discussions regarding uranium were also done, as well as talks about potash.
“We also engaged with another agriculture product that we ship to India. Actually, 25% of the potash that Indian farmers use is from Saskatchewan.”