Entering the Final Phases of Canada's WTO Consultations; The Impact of "Aggregation" on the Canadian Sugar Industry; Canadian Federation of Agriculture Trade Policy Statement Highlights on Sugar

April 07, 1999 - Over the next few months, the consultation process to develop Canada's position for the next round of WTO agriculture negotiations will be completed.

Arguments for WTO Trade Liberalization; Alliance of Agri-Food Exporters; Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada; Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

January 19, 1999 - The debate in Canada continues - how should Canada position itself in upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) agriculture negotiations set to begin in late 1999? At a series of "Take Note" hearings on the subject concluded in Ottawa late last year, a number of common messages emerged from "export oriented" groups:

Alberta Trade Conference Sets the Stage for Upcoming WTO Agriculture Negotiations

November 20, 1998 - A capacity crowd was on hand at the "Going Global" conference in Red Deer Alberta, November 11-13, to hear prominent trade experts outline the challenges and opportunities facing Canada's agriculture and food sector in the next round of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks.

Canadian Sweetener Symposium - Market Outlook

October 30, 1998 - The newly reconstituted Canadian Sweetener Symposium took place in Toronto on October 22, 1998.

Expanded Taber Sugar Plant Begins Campaign to Process Sugar Beets

October 02, 1998 - The recently expanded Rogers Sugar plant in Taber, Alberta started processing this year's sugar beet crop which should be the biggest on record in Alberta.

20 Years in Review - Statistical Profile of Sugar Industry

October 02, 1998 - The just released annual Statistical Profile of the Canadian Sugar Industry provides a 20-year review of Canadian sugar market trends. Here are some of the highlights.

Premiers Urge Liberalization of World Sugar Trade

September 10, 1998 - At their annual meeting in Saskatoon on August 7th, Provincial Premiers urged Ottawa to pursue the elimination of export subsidies, non-tariff barriers and the overall liberalization of world sugar trade in the next Round of WTO talks.

Agriculture Ministers Support Goal to Double Agri-Food Exports

July 30, 1998 - On July 16, 1998, federal and provincial agriculture ministers strongly supported a goal to double agri-food exports by early in the next century. Following their annual two-day meeting, agriculture ministers agreed to work with industry to reach a target of 4% of world agri-food trade by the year 2005.

Mexican Sugar Production and Exports Set New Records

July 09, 1998 - Total Mexican sugar production for the 1997-98 crop is estimated at 5.3 million tonnes, representing the fourth year of record yields.

New Alliance of Agri-Food Exporters

June 18, 1998 - A number of major agri-food exporters met with Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lyle Vanclief, and senior trade officials in Ottawa on June 11th to announce he formation of the Canadian Alliance of Agri-Food Exporters. This diverse group from sectors including red meat, oilseeds, barley malts, grains and sugar, joined together out of a common interest in promoting freer and more open trade in the upcoming round of World Trade Organization negotiations.

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