Agriculture Minister works to strengthen trade partnership with Mexico

By Dori Modney
December 11, 2017 - 3:02pm

MEXICO CITY -  Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is hoping for positive results after a two-day visit to Mexico City last week.

Canada was recognized as an international Guest of Honour at Alimentaria trade show, a Mexican food and beverage show that attracts over 300 companies from more than two dozen countries.

While in Mexico City, MacAulay held his fifth official meeting with Mexico's agriculture secretary to promote ongoing trade.
The importance of the meetings stems from the fact that Mexico is an important market for Canadian agriculture, with $1.7 Billion Cnd worth of agri-food products shipped last year. Add to that, more than 12 per cent of Medico's imported beef comes from Canada, along with 97 per cent of their imported canola.

MacAulay also participated in a roundtable discussion with Canadian and Mexican industry officials, where they exchanged ideas on increasing bilateral trade opportunities. 
Bilateral agri-trade between Canada and Mexico reached $4.2 Billion in 2016.

 Related inforamtionl:  Agriculture and Food Market Intelligence - Mexico and  Canada-Mexico Trade - Fact Sheets


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