News Release - May 18, 1999
SASKATCHEWAN TO HOST 2000 TRI-NATIONAL ACCORD MEETING
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food Minister Eric Upshall today
announced that Saskatchewan has been selected to host the Tri-National
Accord meeting in July 2000.
The Tri-National Accord is a consultative group made up of Canadian
Provincial Ministers of Agriculture, the Board of Directors of the
United States National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
and the Board of Directors of the Association of Mexican State
Departments of Agriculture.
"The annual accord meeting provides an excellent opportunity for
provinces to undertake discussions on a variety of important trade
issues affecting each of the North American trading partners," Upshall
said. "Greater understanding of the issues helps to diminish
irritants that restrict future trade involving Canada, the U.S. and
"Trade is important to Saskatchewan because we export 80 per cent of
our agricultural production. The annual accord meeting provides the
participants at the provincial and state government level the
opportunity to address agricultural trade issues of mutual interest."
This year's Tri-National Accord meeting is to be held in Salt
Lake City, Utah, July 15-17. Dates and location for the 2000
Tri-National Accord meeting in Saskatchewan will be determined
later this summer.
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For more information, contact:
Agriculture and Food