U.S. International Trade Commission’s finding on Canada’s blueberry imports welcomed

RAVI Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, and Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s finding that Canada’s blueberry imports to the U.S. do not seriously injure the U.S. industry, said in a statement on Thursday: “Today’s decision is welcome news for B.C.’s blueberry industry, as it means B.C. blueberries will not be subject to any trade restrictions. We would like to thank the B.C. Blueberry Council and the Government of Canada for their teamwork in standing up for the interests of our blueberry farmers and their families.”

They noted: “There are more than 800 blueberry growers in the province, contributing to B.C.’s jobs, economy and communities in which these farms are operating.”

They added: “We will always work closely with the federal government to protect the interests of B.C. workers and their families from any unwarranted international trade investigations and decisions in the future.”