CAN (AB): Exploring trade opportunities with Asia

Minister Oneil Carlier will travel to China and South Korea Nov. 2 - 15 to support economic opportunities for Alberta’s agriculture and forestry sectors.

The trade mission will focus on opportunities for value-added food processing, agricultural products such as beef, pork, grains, cooking oils, hemp, honey, beverages and livestock genetics, as well as lumber and pulp exports.

The Alberta delegation will meet with key officials and industry stakeholders in important market centres of Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai and the Chinese province of Heilongjiang, which is commemorating a 35-year trade, investment and cultural exchange relationship with Alberta.

Alberta companies will also be participating in two high-profile agricultural exhibitions, the Food and Hospitality China Show and the Canada Food Expo in South Korea.

Alberta exports approximately $1.8 billion in agri-food products and over $582 million in forestry products annually to China and South Korea.

The estimated cost for travel, meals, accommodations and hosting for Minister Carlier, an aide and two department staff is $64,521.20.

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