May 28, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Today, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau spoke with Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Victor Villalobos and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as part of their continued collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed the importance of sustaining uninterrupted food and agriculture trade to ensure food security and safeguard the citizens in our three countries.
The leaders also emphasized their commitment to a smooth and effective transition to the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) which enters into force July 1, and acknowledged that open trade and maintaining our integrated supply chain are instrumental in recovering from COVID-19 and facilitating economic growth.
“My videoconference with my North American counterparts today provided an opportunity to discuss the importance of our mutual agriculture and food trade, which last year totaled $140.1 billion. Trilateral cooperation and stable, strong trade is more important than ever to support our farm families and agri-food businesses, and to keep our economy resilient.”
- The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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