“I had to be clear that this was not a trial, it was not an agreement,” the official said. “They were the only ones who sketched out what they would allow. You basically said that continued trade in Canadian oilseed rape will be allowed at the reduced level and obviously at (minus) 1 percent of Dockage. February 27, 2020: Measures are needed, as the anniversary of the Chinese rapeseed dispute is approaching Beijing in March 2019 first blocked Richardson International, then Viterra, Canada`s two largest exporters of rapeseed, shipping rapeseed to China, as it contained pests, including weeds and a variety of black legs that China does not have. On October 28, 2019, WTO consultations between Canada and China were held in Geneva, providing a personal dialogue on the scientific basis of China`s action. The rapeseed industry hopes that this dialogue will lead to the reopening of our seed exports, so that there will be no need to take further steps in the settlement of WTO disputes. Canada has placed itself more than once with China on rapeseed and other agricultural products. Immediate discharge for farmers is the priority, but the fact that the same problems are repeated over and over again indicates the need for a better long-term strategy. Richardson and Viterra continue to be prevented from exporting rapeseed to China. Last year, Beijing blocked rapeseed shipments from Richardson International and Viterra Inc-Canada, citing pest problems. China acted after Canada detained an executive of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.? Sharon Zhengyang Sun, “How Canada can cope with Chinese market market roadblocks to agriculture,” The Hill Times, 20.
March 2019, cwf.ca/news/commentaries/op-ed-howcanada-can-cope-with-chinese-market-access-roadblocks-toagriculture/. . .