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As part of Canada’s efforts to dou­ble bi­lat­eral trade with China and grow global agri­food ex­ports to $75 bil­lion by 2025, Agri­cul­ture and Agri-Food Min­is­ter, Lawrence Ma­cAulay, is lead­ing a trade mis­sion this week across some of China’s most im­por­tant eco­nomic hubs. With a pop­u­la­tion of 1.4 bil­lion peo­ple, the Chi­nese market of­fers sig­nif­i­cant op­por­tu­ni­ties for Cana­dian agri­cul­ture pro­duc­ers and pro­ces­sors. China is Canada’s sec­ond­most valu­able agri-food ex­port market af­ter the U.S. In 2016, the value of Canada’s to­tal agri­cul­ture, agri-food, and seafood ex­ports to China was $6.8 bil­lion. Over 120 par­tic­i­pants from across Canada are part of this mis­sion, in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the seafood, live­stock, pork, and beef sec­tors.

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