The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will be in Manitoba November 1. His trip is part of the federal trade diversification strategy that connects “innovative, ambitious and hard-working Canadians” to more global markets.
In downtown Winnipeg, the Taste of Trade event will take place in which Carr will meet with agricultural producers, food entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Carr, along with guests, will highlight the growing global opportunities available to businesses within Canada.
“Manitoba businesses and workers are mainstays of Canada’s highly competitive export-oriented economy, producing exports that range from agricultural products, aircraft and steel to pharmaceuticals, forest products and transportation vehicles,’ says Carr. “Canada’s trade agreements help maintain stable and secure markets for these exports and open doors to new ones for Manitobans and Canadians across the country.”
Minister Carr will also highlight the benefits for food producers and exporters provided by the USMCA, the CPTPP and, CETA.
Manitoba’s global merchandise exports were valued at $14 billion in 2017.