The Roadmap will be available in late 2015 and will include insights gained from the Minister-led 2015 Agri-Food Trade Mission to China. The Chinese market is growing rapidly and is currently Ontario's second largest agri-food export market.
The 2015 Agri-Food Trade Mission to China is helping to fulfill the Premier's Agri-Food Growth Challenge, which calls on the sector to double its rate of growth and create 120,000 new jobs by 2020.
Helping Ontario's agri-food businesses compete globally is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
" Our government is committed to helping agri-food businesses expand into international markets. Companies interested in exporting need a wide range of information to help them make sound business decisions. The Food Export Roadmap will bring together a variety of resources and services to help Ontario companies succeed in the very competitive and lucrative Chinese market."
- Jeff Leal
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
" Ontario's economic success is the direct result of our strategic partnerships in emerging markets. The development of trade relationships helps Ontario's agri-food sector grow domestically, and helps Ontario businesses successfully compete globally. The world is becoming smaller and that means we must work together with businesses here and abroad to create jobs for Ontario families."
- Michael Chan
Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
" Chinese grocery retailers are looking to sell more Canadian foods and beverages to their customers. But we know that our exporters can struggle with navigating China's complex import practices and regulations. A practical guide that showcases successes and offers step-by-step advice here is needed, very timely and could mean the difference to developing a much-needed export market or not."
- Ted Bilyea
Chair of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
CAPI is an independent, non-partisan and non-government research catalyst. We bring leaders together. We provide balanced perspectives. We present strategic choices.
For more information, please contact:
President & Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
(613) 759-1038 / (866) 534-7593