Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Minister Tanya Fir will travel to Tokyo and Seoul on behalf of Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen June 5-11.

The mission will focus on engaging Canadian agricultural product importers to promote the safety, quality and price-competitiveness of our exports, and showcase Alberta canola, wheat, beef, pork and other food products.

“This mission shows private and public-sector actors in Japan and Korea that Alberta is open for business. Market access and diversification is a critical issue for Alberta’s farmers, ranchers and food and forestry manufacturers, and I’m proud to be part of this mission to promote our world-class agricultural and forestry sectors, and open more doors for Alberta producers and processors so they can continue to grow and succeed here at home.”

Tanya Fir, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism

Minister Fir will join federal International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr, officials of other provinces, and representatives from various Canadian agriculture industry associations.

The total estimated cost of the mission is $32,331.

Itinerary for Minister Fir*

Wednesday, June 5

  • Travel to Tokyo


June 6

  • Arrive in Tokyo
  • Briefing with Embassy of Canada officials
  • Attend agriculture-focused BBQ reception with Minister Carr

Friday, June 7

  • Meetings with several agricultural processors and grain importers
  • Meeting with agri-food and pork importers
  • Tour of oilseed testing facilities

Saturday, June 8

  • Meetings and tours with various Alberta agriculture and forestry industry clients
  • Dinner with Alberta food and forestry industry representatives

Sunday, June 9

  • Depart Tokyo
  • Travel to Seoul

Monday, June 10

  • Speak at a Canada-Korea business and market diversification breakfast event
  • Meeting with major Korean supermarket chain Lotte Mart
  • Meetings with importers, agri-food investors, canola importers and food manufacturers

Tuesday, June 11

  • Meetings with forestry product importers, food service businesses and agri-food importers
  • Meeting with beef importers
  • Depart Seoul
  • Travel to Edmonton

*Subject to change.

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