Friday, January 8, 2016
Trudeau And Wall Agree, China Is Key
Canada's Prime Minister is heading to China and India to work up some business, trade and investment deals, which Saskatchewan's Premier supports.
The idea is to find new trade arrangements as we deal with the slumping global economy.
Premier Brad Wall believes a free trade agreement with China would keep Canada on a level playing field with Australia.
That's because a recently signed Australia-China Free Trade Agreement has the potential to be a competitive disadvantage for our exporters through lower tariffs and better market access.
Wall says Saskatchewan's exports to China have risen by more than 200 per cent between 2007 and 2014.
Some of our key exports are canola, potash and pulse crops.
Still, there is enormous potential, Wall believes, because Saskatchewan has what China and other growing nations need and that's food, fuel and fertilizer.