Ritz showcased Canadian beef exports to Vietnam through a cooking demonstration with the industry. He also met with local importers to try and encourage further business opportunities in terms of the Canadian bovine genetics industry.
He met with the deputy minister of agriculture and rural development Vu Van Tam, in Hanoi, where they discussed the need for science-based approaches to trade, and market access for Canadian agri-food products. He continued his trip in Seoul, South Korea, before heading to Japan at the end last week.
Ritz said: "Both our government and the Canadian industry see huge potential to grow our agricultural trade relationship with Vietnam. Creating more trade opportunities with Vietnam will improve our hard-working producers’ and processors’ bottom lines and support economic growth across Canada."