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The jade trade is a B.C. success story

December 15, 2016

The Province, December 15, 2016

For British Columbia, one of the biggest trade opportunities is Asia. In 2015, not only did B.C. export more goods to Asia than any other Canadian province, but these exports represent more than a quarter of Canada’s total export value to the Asia Pacific region.

For B.C.-based Green Mountain Jade, proximity to Canada’s largest port has enabled it to become one of the largest suppliers of nephrite jade worldwide, with more than 90 per cent of his company’s production exported to Asia Pacific markets.

“Overall, our company produces about 250 tonnes annually, but without trade our market would be significantly smaller,” writes Shao Long Li, president of Green Mountain Jade. “For those that question the benefit of trade, I encourage them to look at B.C., where our economy is driven by an understanding of and connectivity to markets beyond local borders.” Read more.

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