Lyle Stewart says recently imposed tarriffs on Saskatchewan pulses going to Indian is hard to understand and the Agriculutre Minister says more importantly it is driving people out of the pulse business in Saskatchewan which will reduce the supply for India when they need it.
Saskatchewan farmers are hoping Prime Minister Trudeau can settle a trade dispute with India in the coming week. Trudeau will be in India from February 17th to 23rd to discuss trade and investment.
Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart would like to see removal of recently imposed 40 to 50 per cent tariffs on Canadian pulse crops. heading to India. Pulse crop trade between Canada and India is worth over one billion dollars.
He notes that the tarriffs aren't good for them or us and when they need the crop, they will have to have the tarriffs removed through an act of their parliament which will take some time. (ckrm)