Asian trade mis­sion pro­mot­ing N.S.

Truro Daily News - - PROVINCE -

A trade del­e­ga­tion from Nova Sco­tia left Wed­nes­day for Hong Kong, where it will be pro­mot­ing trade with this prov­ince and in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Asia. In 2016 the Nova Sco­tia-China En­gage­ment Strat­egy was cre­ated to fo­cus on Nova Sco­tia’s com­pet­i­tive strengths, and build on the prov­ince’s re­la­tion­ships in Asia.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Fish­eries Min­is­ter Keith Col­well will at­tend the Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong with the trade del­e­ga­tion, to pro­mote Nova Sco­tia’s fastest grow­ing ex­ports to that re­gion. Nova Sco­tia ex­ports to China in par­tic­u­lar have more than dou­bled since 2013 and con­tinue to in­crease, reach­ing a value of $491 mil­lion in 2016.

“Nova Sco­tia has es­tab­lished im­por­tant re­la­tion­ships with China, Hong Kong and Ja­pan,” said McNeil in a news re­lease Tues­day.

“China is our fastest-grow­ing trad­ing part­ner and we want to con­tinue to strengthen our re­la­tion­ship and lend sup­port to Nova Sco­tia busi­nesses and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions . . . ac­tive in these ar­eas or in­ter­ested in pur­su­ing the Asian mar­ket.”

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