CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers congratulate the Saskatchewan government for opening three new trade offices in Japan, India and Singapore, supplementing the current offices in Shanghai, China and Washington DC.
“It is encouraging to see that the Saskatchewan government is taking international trade seriously by opening offices in key markets around the world. Numerous countries around the world have been limiting access to our grain, oilseeds and pulse markets and part of the solution is to have boots on the ground to build relationships and solve little problems before they become big ones,” stated Gunter Jochum, President.
There has been a growing trend of protectionism around the world in many commodity markets based on local growing capacity, misinformation and country of origin labelling (COOL). Working with foreign officials in a regional office greatly improves the opportunities to resolve potential problems before they occur.
“I’m pleased that the Saskatchewan government has taken this proactive step to work directly with our current and potential trade partners in an effort to support Saskatchewan agriculture,” said Daryl Fransoo, Saskatchewan Director.
About the Wheat Growers:
Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.