Saskatchewan Trade and Export Development minister Jeremy Harrison will showcase provincial agri-food products during a Canadian trade mission to Japan and South Korea.
Harrison says Asian markets are importing more food every year, and it is crucial to promote Saskatchewan’s safe, reliable and high quality agri-food products.
He says Japan and South Korea are two of Saskatchewan’s most important customers and it is important to strengthen those relationships.
The delegation will meet with industry officials to promote trade and investment and to encourage food processing and agriculture companies to purchase additional farm products from Canadian and Saskatchewan suppliers.
Japan is Saskatchewan’s third largest export market, buying over 1.1 billion dollars worth of agri-food products, including canola, wheat, durum, and barley.
Last year, Saskatchewan exports to South Korea were 117 million dollars, with key shipments including canola oil, wheat, malt, and oats.