Alberta, Saskatchewan and the CFIA are working to remove barriers to interprovincial food trade in Lloydminster.

Food trade issues have been a long-time concern for the border city.

A new 2-year pilot program operated by the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce will ease the challenges faced by food businesses in both provinces.

The goal is for safe food to move into and within the city as if there is no provincial border.

Alberta's Agriculture Minister Nate Horner says food businesses have been asking for a solution for their unique issues for years and this pilot project is an exciting step.

Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister David Marit says one of the government's priorities is reducing bureaucratic red tape.

He says adding that the pilot program will allow ease of trade into and across the city and across the border.