Wednesday, October 30, 2019

China might resume canola purchasing

The Canadian canola industry emerged from talks in Geneva Tuesday with hopes that a settlement can be reached to restore exports to China.

It was the first face-to-face meeting between officials from China and Canada since March when China suspended canola trade. It was held under the auspices of the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

Brian Innes, vice-president for communications for the Canola Council of Canada, said the Chinese will furnish information about what it wants from Canada.

Then the canola industry can develop recommendations for the best approaches to restoring trade, he indicated in interviews with agriculture reporters.