Trade Minister Geoff MacLellan is heading to Washington, D.C. today, Nov. 1, to talk about the importance of the Nova Scotia-U.S. trade relationship.
Meetings are scheduled with state representatives from Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire and Texas.
“Our province has successful trading relationships with many American states and I want to talk about our commitment to increasing those opportunities,” said Mr. MacLellan. “We want to strengthen our economy here at home.”
In 2016, Nova Scotia exports to Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire and Texas were $629 million. The key export to Illinois, Maryland and Texas is tires. The key exports to New Hampshire are fish and seafood products. Other exports to these states include wood products and machinery.
Various trade topics, including the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation will be discussed.
Mr. MacLellan will also meet with officials at the Canadian Embassy.
“We value our relationship with the United States, and it’s important we continue to meet and discuss matters that impact us,” said Mr. MacLellan.
The meetings are scheduled for later today and tomorrow.