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China halts canola shipments from major Canadian supplier


March 5, 2019
By CBC News

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A major Canadian canola exporter has had its registration to ship the oil to China revoked, apparently the latest flare-up in a diplomatic and trade dispute between the two countries.

A Chinese customs document dated March 1 says Winnipeg-based agricultural handler Richardson International has had its registration cancelled, Reuters reported Monday. That means the company is forbidden from exporting canola into the country.

Canada exported more than $5 billion worth of canola last year, and almost half of it was destined for the Chinese market, the group said. | READ MORE