Winnipeg, MB—Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) welcomes China's removal of restrictions on Canadian canola exports. Restored access is integral to the competitiveness of canola farmers, and the reinstatement of licenses for Richardson and Viterra to export canola seed provides much-needed certainty when growing canola for a global market.
“With 90% of canola exported, open and predictable trade is fundamental to the success of the canola sector," says Mike Ammeter, Chair of CCGA. “Farmers look forward to strengthening the Canada-China relationship and growing this important agriculture market for canola."
CCGA would like to thank all those involved in moving this vitally important issue forward. The Minister of International Trade, Mary Ng, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau and government officials have all been instrumental in advancing a solution and normalizing trade.
Market access restrictions for canola seed to China were first implemented in March 2019. For more information about this evolving situation over the past three years, visit canolacouncil.org.
CCGA represents canola farmers on national and international issues, policies and programs that impact farm profitability and is an official administrator of the Government of Canada's Advance Payments Program.
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Kelly Green, Director of Communications