Canada’s agriculture minister meets briefly with Chinese counterpart about canola at G20

Canada’s agriculture minister meets briefly with Chinese counterpart about canola at G20

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau briefly met with her Chinese counterpart, where she expressed Canada’s concern with the suspension of canola

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Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau briefly met with her Chinese counterpart, where she expressed Canada’s concern with the suspension of canola exports to China over claims it is contaminated.Both were attending the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Japan on Monday.Story continues below

A news release from the agriculture ministry says the two officials had “an introductory conversation on the margins of the G20,” where Bibeau urged that the issue needs to be resolved quickly.READ MORE: ‘China is punishing Canada’: John Bolton latest Trump ally to condemn Beijing for detentionsThe release says Bibeau expressed that the Canadian government “stands firmly behind its robust inspection system and good reputation of being a reliable supplier of quality products worldwide.”China’s rejection of Canadian food products is part of escalating tensions following the December arrest of a Huawei Technologies executive on a U.S. warrant alleging fraud.WATCH: Canola producers disappointed with feds’ offer to help

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