The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, last week held an event in Saskatoon to highlight the many benefits the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will bring to businesses and workers in Saskatchewan.
The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will make Canadian exports more competitive in the South Korean market by levelling the playing field for Saskatchewan businesses that are competing against exporters from countries that already have preferential access. Saskatchewan stands to benefit significantly from preferred access to the South Korean market.
The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will eliminate tariffs on 86.8 percent of agricultural tariff lines, including rates of up to 30 percent on pork and pork products.
Friday March 14, 2014/ Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada/ Canada.