Exploring free trade with China encouraging sign for Canadian agri-food exports
September 22, 2016 - The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today applauded the federal government for announcing exploratory free trade talks with China - a market that accounted for $5.6 billion in Canadian agriculture and agri-food exports last year. China is Canada’s second largest two-way trading partner after the U.S.
Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters announce strong support for TPP
January 11, 2016 - After careful review of the terms of the TPP, CAFTA announced its formal support of the deal and believes it is integral to the future viability of Canada’s export-based agriculture and agri-food sector. CAFTA urges the Canadian government to sign the agreement and press for its quick ratification by all parties. Outcomes are significant for Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters despite the U.S. and Japan continuing to maintain restrictive tariffs and tariff rate quotas on sugar products.
Canadian Trade Tribunal Continues Duties on EU and US Sugar
October 30, 2015 - On October 30, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued its decision to continue its 1995 finding against dumped and subsidized sugar from the United States and European Union. Antidumping and countervailing duties will, therefore, continue to be applied to imports of such sugar.
Rogers Sugar Inc. Supports the Trans Pacific Partnership
October 07, 2015 - Rogers Sugar Inc announced today that it supports the efforts of Canada and other countries to reach a TPP agreement. Full details of the agreement are not available at this time but the Canadian Sugar Institute has confirmed that the United States granted Canada a combined 19200 metric tonnes of new sugar access. The new Canadian access consists of two separate quotas; one for 9600 metric tonnes of Canadian origin refined sugar and a second for 9600 metric tonnes of sugar containing products.
Canadian Sugar Industry Supports TPP Regional Trade Integration
October 05, 2015 - Canada’s sugar industry supports the efforts of Canada and other countries to reach a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. As details become available, the industry will be reviewing the specific implications of today’s conclusion of the TPP for Canada’s sugar and sugar-containing products industry. The industry has been seeking substantial improvements in export market access to the United States, Japan and other countries in the TPP region.
Future of Canadian Sugar Industry Dependent on Outcome of TPP Negotiations
September 30, 2015 - Canadian sugar industry representatives are in Atlanta this week as countries seeking a 21st century TPP agreement try to wrap up negotiations. Decisions made here are critical to Canada’s refined sugar and sugar-containing products industry. A vibrant food processing industry depends on a reliable supply of refined sugar across the country. The sugar industry is seeking an outcome that will grow Canadian investment through exports in the TPP region.
Open Letter to All Federal Party Leaders – Importance of Concluding an Ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership
September 23, 2015 - CAFTA asks that all party leaders support Canada concluding an ambitious TPP when negotiators and trade Ministers gather next week…For the refined sugar and sugar-containing products sector, the TPP is the only opportunity to address unfinished business in the NAFTA. A successful TPP could fix and grow the $120 million annual access to the US lost through the NAFTA and WTO, supporting investment and exports from Canada’s $18 billion sugar-using food processing sector.
Opportunities and consequences of the TPP for Canada’s exporters
July 28, 2015 - This week trade Ministers from 12 Pacific countries, including Canada, could conclude an agreement to make it easier to trade with 40% of the world’s economy. But despite the fact that we’re a small economy that depends on trade, much of the public and political dialogue on the Trans Pacific Partnership has been focused inward. This is a mistake.