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.

Sweetener Users to Ambassador Froman: ‘Push for Commercially Meaningful Liberalization of Sugar Trade’ in TPP

July 30, 2015 - As trade ministers and chief trade negotiators from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries continue talks in Maui, today the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, urging him to push for commercially meaningful liberalization of sugar trade between TPP member countries.

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.

Coalition For Sugar Reform Urges Froman To Allow More Market Access For Canada, Australia In TPP

July 02, 2015 - The “Coalition for Sugar Reform” urges the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman, to seek significantly expanded imports of sugar in reaching a comprehensive TPP agreement. The Coalition wrote a strongly worded letter to the top US trade official to ease sugar import restrictions faced by consumers and food companies. In particular, the group identifies Canada and Australia among the 12 TPP countries as important suppliers to the US sugar market

Rogers Sugar Inc. Reaches 4 Year Agreement with Alberta Sugar Beet Growers

May 13, 2015 - Lantic Inc. has reached a four-year agreement with the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association, which will ensure the continuity and stability of beet sugar production in Taber, Alberta over the next four years.

TPP: The time is now

May 07, 2015 - For Canada’s agricultural and food exporters, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest game in town. And after five years of negotiations, a deal is finally in sight. Last week’s commitment by U.S. President Barrack Obama and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe showed that a deal is close. With Japan and the U.S. at the epicenter of this mega-regional free trade agreement, once they agree the remaining dominoes will fall into place.

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