Alberta is hoping that a trade mission to Europe will help increase the province’s agriculture exports. Minister Oneil Carlier will meet with European business representatives next week with stops in the Netherlands, France and Germany. In a press release, Carlier said, “Expanding our international trade and investment relationships creates jobs in Alberta and further diversifies our economy. The EU presents tremendous opportunities for Alberta’s exports of agricultural products.”
The 10 day visit will start on September 30th with focuses on grain and agri-food processing, natural health products and bio-industries. The EU is Alberta’s fifth largest export partner with $404-million in agriculture products going to Europe last.