Trade and Export Minister heading to Asia for trade mission

Saskatchewan’s Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison is leading a delegation to Japan and South Korea to discuss new trade opportunities.

The mission is to promote Saskatchewan’s natural resources sector, including critical minerals, uranium and helium, and highlight the importance of partnerships in food security and energy transition.

Between the two countries, Saskatchewan exports more than $1.5 billion to Japan and South Korea.

Harrison said there would be a high priority placed on developing and diversifying existing links within their economic sectors, along with establishing new and innovative ways to sustainably develop resources.

“We know that strong international relationships are critical to ensuring a thriving provincial economy, and building our relationships with our partners in Japan and South Korea are no exception,” he said. “Saskatchewan has seen increased trade to these markets over the last five years, and this mission can reinforce our capacity as a strong, reliable partner into the future.”

The trade mission is set to last until February 9.

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