Canada Releases Initial WTO Agriculture Position; Refiners and Producers Issue Joint Statement on the WTO; U.S. Sugar Program Under Pressure

August 19, 1999 - On August 19, 1999, Canada released its initial position for the upcoming WTO agriculture negotiations.

Foreign Affairs Committee Reports on Views for WTO Negotiations

June 10, 1999 - On June 10, 1999 the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade tabled its Report, "Canada and the Future of the World Trade Organization".

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.

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