Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe Heads to India to Talk Tariffs on Pulse Crops

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe Heads to India to Talk Tariffs on Pulse Crops

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Saskatchewan premier to talk tariffs on pulse crops

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REGINA - Saskatchewan's premier says he will meet with Indian officials to talk about the steep tariffs levied on the province's pulse exports.

Scott Moe is to leave Friday for a week-long trip to India where tariffs on chickpeas were increased to 60 per cent in March.

"This is a sensitive discussion with respect to the tariffs, both market and non-market tariffs have been applied to our products," Moe said Thursday.

The province says it is India's largest supplier of lentils and peas. India is Saskatchewan's third-largest trading partner and imported about $1.1 billion worth of goods in 2017.

Moe said he also hopes to increase exports of the province's uranium and potash.

Saskatchewan was critical of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to India earlier this year because the government said it didn't alleviate the tariffs. …

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