The Premier of Canada Scott Moe has called for a retaliatory measures in Canada’s import inspection regime to alert China of Canada’s displeasure.
He said it’s time for Canada to be “reciprocal in our scrutiny” as Chinese imports are arriving in Canada.
China and Canada have been in dispute about canola since early March, when Chinese customs stripped a Canadian company of its export registration. Canola has been virtually shut out of its largest export market ever since.
Soybean, pea and pork exporters are also facing difficulties at Chinese ports. Canadian Exporters said that soybean inspections now take weeks instead of days, and peas are facing “very strict” tests from Chinese inspectors.