Sask farmers welcome reduced tariffs in India on lentil shipments

Jun 5, 2020 | 3:25am

  Saskatchewan farmers welcome a temporary reduction in tariffs on lentil exports to India. Pulse Canada CEO Gordon Bacon says the tariff goes from 33 percent to 11 percent until the end of August. He says it reflects growing need in India for pulse crops. Bacon will be asking the Canadian government to push for […]

Scheer tells Trudeau more inspections on Chinese imports, possible tariffs are needed

Jul 5, 2019 | 12:32pm

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up inspections on all products from China and to consider slapping tariffs on imports from the Asian country. In a letter Friday, Scheer pressed Trudeau to take a harder line with Canada’s second-biggest trading partner at a time when the countries are locked […]

Sask. farmers hope India will review import restrictions on pulse crops introduced in late 2017

Jun 6, 2019 | 5:45am

Saskatchewan farmers are hoping India will reduce tariffs and import restrictions on pulse crop imports introduced 18 months ago. The executive director of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers association, Carl Potts, says drought in parts of India, a shrinking stockpile of domestic pulses and the end of a long election campaign could be positive factors for […]