Canada and India’s trade representatives will include agriculture in their discussions when they meet later this year.
At the end of the sixth Canada-India Ministerial Dialogue on Trade & Investment, Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng and Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal committed to discussing agriculture in October, when Minister Ng leads a trade mission to India.
The ministers agreed to “forging partnerships to take advantage of the complementarities in such sectors as agricultural goods, chemicals, green technologies, infrastructure, automotive, clean energy, electronics, and minerals and metals.
Canada and India currently do not have a bilateral trade agreement.
Since 2022, India and Canada have been negotiating an Early Progress Trade Agreement.
India was Canada’s 18th largest market for agri-food and seafood products in 2021.