Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Canada
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Rapeseed
Date
01/10/2016
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import policy
Description
Signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate smooth exportation of Canadian rapeseed to China, while preventing the spread of blackleg disease from Canada into China.
Notes
Government officials from Canada and China signed a MOU to facilitate smooth importation of Canadian rapeseed into China, thus ending years-long negotiations over phytosanitary measures to prevent the spreading of blackleg disease from Canada into China (see MPPU Dec’09 & Sep’16). By allowing rapeseed exports to continue under the existing conditions, the agreement provides for stable and predictable trade flows. At the same time, both countries committed to continue their collaborative scientific work on appropriate risk mitigation measures.