SCOR EDC builds bridge to Beijing

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SCOR EDC announced on Friday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The intent of the agreement is to build partnerships and connections between the South Central Ontario Region and regions in China including Beijing.

“Our initial meetings will focus on building trust and fostering government-to-government and business-to-business relationships," said Stephen Molnar, Chair of SCOR Economic Development Corporation in a media release. "We will highlight the things we do well in this region such as agriculture and food and other niche products.”

The two organizations are planning multiple trips over the upcoming months to build relationships and to give businesses and organizations in each region a chance to connect through the partnership. The focus for the region will be to develop new markets, expand existing ones and to build the SCOR EDC brand in China.

“There are many opportunities that we envision coming from this relationship," said John Lee, principle of, in the media release. "Our job is to build a bridge to connect so that we can foster successes in both countries.”

The trip is in alignment with the Provincial and Federal efforts at building bridges between the two counties.

Fast Facts

* China has a population of 1.3 billion, approximately 20 percent of the world’s population.

* China is Ontario’s second-largest trading partner, next to the United States.

* Ontario’s total agri-food sales to China reached $832 million in 2014, representing Ontario’s second-largest export market for agri-food products.

* Ontario currently exports a variety of products to China including wines, confectionery products, frozen products, shelf-stable foods, beverages and snack foods, and primary crops such as ginseng. 


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