Newfoundland and Labrador Political Information
One of the priority mandates for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, as highlighted by its 2011 – 2014 Strategic Plan is to promote and encourage “increased trade and export of goods and services by provincial industries in the national and international marketplace.” With its large oil and mineral resources, Newfoundland and Labrador has increasingly sought to collaborate with global leaders in the industry, particularly in Asia. In 2011, a delegation from China’s iron and steel industry visited Newfoundland and Labrador, while in 2013 the province sent a trade delegation to the country. The province has also focused heavily on creating better access for its seafood industry in Asian markets; China has become the province’s second largest export market for seafood, while in 2011 40% of Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab exports went to Japan (with Asian markets taking in over 14,000 tonnes of crab).
Although Newfoundland and Labrador does not have any sister city or sister province relationships with Asia, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Zhejiang Province, China which is aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two provinces. Newfoundland and Labrador is the first Canadian province to establish such an agreement with Zhejiang.
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About one-third of Newfoundland and Labrador’s exports to Asia go to China and Japan.