Collapse of WTO Negotiations Will Have Devastating Impacts for Canadian Farmers

July 31, 2008 - TORONTO, July 31, 2008 - WTO Doha Round trade talks in Geneva collapsed this week as Ministers from developed and developing countries failed to reach an agreement on modalities for reducing domestic subsidies and international trade barriers.

WTO Ministerial Talks – Significant Gains for Sugar Left on the Table

July 31, 2008 - TORONTO –World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial talks collapsed this week amid disagreements between developed and developing countries on agricultural trade liberalization.

That Beet is Sweet!

June 10, 2008 - Did you know that you can get sugar from a beet? Although sugar cane is the crop most often associated with the production of refined sugar, approximately one-quarter of the world's production actually comes from beets.

Global Sugar Alliance WTO Communiqué - The Doha Round can Help Improve Food and Bio-fuel Security

May 23, 2008 - The WTO Doha Round negotiations are entering a critical phase if they are to be brought to a conclusion this year. The concern of the Global Sugar Alliance is to ensure that the level of ambition is as high as envisaged in the original Doha negotiating mandate, with agreement for substantial reductions in subsidies and meaningful access improvements for all agricultural commodities, including sugar.

Canada - Colombia Free Trade Negotiations

May 05, 2008 - TORONTO – The House Standing Committee on International Trade has been holding a series of hearings with industry representatives to discuss the ongoing free trade negotiations between Canada and Colombia.