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Canola Exporters Can’t Easily Find Alternatives to China, Richardson International Exec Says


(Andy Blatchford – Canadian Press)

A third Canadian canola exporter has received a non-compliance notice from China over quality concerns, the federal agriculture minister said Tuesday, the latest development in an escalating feud with the Asian country.

Marie-Claude Bibeau confirmed the Chinese government’s move during her appearance before a parliamentary committee studying a trade dispute that has seen China suspend the canola-seed sale permits of two other Canadian firms.

“We’ve been informed that there’s a third company that received a non-compliance notification,” Bibeau said, though she wouldn’t name it. “It doesn't mean that they’re suspended, either, at this time. So, we will obviously keep working with them and see how it goes.” Click here to read more.

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