TORONTO Ontarios Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal will be leading a trade mission to China in April to increase opportunities for Ontarios agriculture and agri-food sector in the Chinese market.
Leal will be joined by Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade Minister Michael Chan when the group visits Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Shouguang and Hong Kong from April 16 to 25.
This is the first Ontario agricultural-related trade mission to China since January 2013.
The United States is Ontarios largest export market. China is our second-largest ag export market, as Ontarios total agri-food sales for 2014 to China and Hong Kong reached $832 million. Ontario exports wines, confectionery products, frozen products, shelf-stable foods, beverages and snack foods to China.