News from AAFC’s Market Access Secretariat
We wish to inform you of an announcement by the Prime Minister on November 18 2022, as part of his remarks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
As part of the upcoming release of Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Prime Minister announced a range of measures to expand trade, investment, and supply chain resilience in the Indo-Pacific to benefit people in the region and Canada. In particular, he announced $31.8 million over five years to establish Canada’s first agriculture office in the region to increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports, strengthening trade on both sides of the Pacific.
The Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office will support the Government of Canada’s efforts to increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports to the Indo-Pacific and position Canada as a preferred agriculture and agri-food supplier to the region. By engaging with stakeholders, regulators, and policy decision-makers, it will deepen partnerships with Indo-Pacific economies that value sustained, meaningful relationships, collaboration and the sharing of expertise.
We encourage you to visit the following news release for more details on the announcements made by the Prime Minister: Expanding partnerships and strengthening ties in the Indo-Pacific | Prime Minister of Canada (pm.gc.ca)