Canola Council of Canada statement on trade with China

March 6, 2019 – Demand for high quality oil and protein remains strong in China, and Canada remains a reliable and sustainable supplier of food for China. China is an important market for Canada’s canola industry, as approximately 40% of our exports of canola and canola products go to China. News about blocked exports hurts the whole value chain.

The Canola Council of Canada is aware of challenges our exporters have faced shipping to China – these are concerning as they create instability and add costs. It’s important to the whole industry that we continue to meet the requirements of our export customers. As the Government of Canada has stated, we’re confident in the quality of Canadian canola exports and our quality assurance systems. Our industry will continue to work with the Canadian government to clarify issues raised by our Chinese customers and resolve concerns as quickly as possible.

For more information on trade with China, check out our centralized resource for common questions and updates: Canola & China – What growers should know

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Heidi Dancho, Director, Communications