“The bilateral U.S.-Canada relationship is important to the prosperity of both of our countries and I look forward to strengthening this bond with our neighbors to the north moving forward,” Perdue said.
Perdue will meet with Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and other Canadian officials.
In addition, Perdue will participate in the 10th anniversary conference of the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance (SEUS-CP), of which he was a founding member while serving as governor of Georgia. At a downtown Toronto restaurant, he will kick off what will be a two-week-long event showcasing U.S. foods and beverages.
As two of the world’s largest agricultural producers with a shared border, Canada and the United States are key markets for each other’s agricultural products. In 2016, the United States exported $20.2 billion of agricultural products to Canada, making it the nation’s second-largest agricultural export market, while Canada exported $21 billion of agricultural products to the United States.