The Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday [28 April 2016] launched the Nova Scotia-China Engagement Strategy in Halifax to boost its trade with China. Nova Scotia’s Premier Stephen McNeil said he believes the strategy and his province’s relationship with China will mean more economic growth for Nova Scotia. “As the fastest growing market on earth, China has been and continues to be a strategic global market for Nova Scotia. We know that more export to China means more jobs for Nova Scotians,” said the premier…Full Article: The Global Times Apr 2016

Key Points

  • Situated along the North Atlantic, Nova Scotia (pop: 1 million) is seeking to increase exports of seafood products (among others) to China.
  • From 2014 to 2015, Chinese imports from Nova Scotia increased more than 50% to approximately US$334 million. China was second only to the EU in terms of Nova Scotia’s largest trading partner.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In 2013, China was Nova Scotia’s third largest importer of agricultural goods after the USA (top destination overall) and the EU (top export was blueberries). In 2013, China imported CAD 55.7 million (~US$54 million) worth of agricultural goods from Nova Scotia, including CAD 49.8 million (~US$48.3 million) worth of mink pelts.

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