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July 1, 2020 - International Trade News

Canadian Sugar Industry Welcomes Entry Into Force of the CUSMA

Canada’s sugar industry welcomes the entry into force of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) – also known as the “USMCA” in the United States and the “T-MEC” in Mexico....

July 1, 2020 - International Trade News

Canada’s Agri-Food Exporters Praise Historic Coming-into-force of CUSMA

Dan Darling, President of CAFTA, today issued the following statement to mark the coming-into-force of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)....

March 13, 2020 - International Trade News

Canada's Agri-Food Exporters Applaud Ratification of CUSMA

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) applauds all Parliamentarians for swiftly ratifying the Canada—United States—Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The United States and Mexico are the first and fourth largest exports markets for Canadian food and agricultural products, making up well over...

May 24, 2019 - International Trade News

Canada-US-Mexico Agreement - Outcomes for Canadian Sugar and Sugar-Containing Product Exports to the United States

On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States and Mexico signed the text of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). The CUSMA will preserve the existing sugar and sugar-containing product (SCP) provisions between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico and will add new access to the U.S. for sugar and SCPs....

October 25, 2018 - International Trade News

Statement by Canada’s Agri-food Exporters on Royal Assent of CPTPP Legislation

Brian Innes, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today issued the statement below following Royal Assent of Bill C-79, the implementing legislation for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)....

January 29, 2018 - International Trade News

Canadian agri-food exporters press for positive outcome in NAFTA negotiations

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today welcomed the progress made during the latest round of NAFTA negotiations and urged the federal government to continue working to reach a modernized agreement that will increase market access for the nation’s farm and food products....

May 9, 2017 - International Trade News

Priorities for Canada-US sugar trade in NAFTA – Standing Committee on International Trade

On Tuesday May 9, 2017, Canadian Sugar Institute President, Ms. Sandra Marsden appeared before the Standing Committee on International Trade to act as a witness for their study on the priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade within North America....

February 22, 2017 - International Trade News

Exploring Canada – China Agri-food Trade

The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today released a report entitled “Chasing China - Expanding Canada’s Agri-Food Exports to China”, which outlines the potential for expanding trade in a market that accounted for $5.6 billion in Canadian agri-food and agri-food exports last year. China is Canada’s second largest two-way trading...

October 20, 2016 - International Trade News

Promoting the benefits of the TPP - Presentation to Standing Committee on International Trade

The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) summarized the benefits of the TPP to Canada’s sugar, sugar-containing products and processed food sectors. Unlike most commodities, NAFTA did not open sugar trade for Canadian sugar and many sugar-containing products. The TPP does not resolve those issues but would provide meaningful improvements....

September 22, 2016 - International Trade News

Exploring free trade with China encouraging sign for Canadian agri-food exports

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....