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Agriculture and Agri-Food announce new Indo-Pacific office

The Federal Government will open a new Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office.

The news was part of the wrap up comments following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leader's Meeting in Thailand. 

$31.8 million to establish Canada’s first agriculture office in the region to increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports to the Indo-Pacific, strengthening trade on both sides of the Pacific.

Responding to the news the Canola Council of Canada, Cereals Canada, and Pulse Canada are pleased.

The three sectors represent over $45 billion in annual economic activity and support over 250,000 jobs.

The groups issued a statement talking about the importance of having an office in the region.

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