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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....

May 5, 2016 - International Trade News

Presentation to Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry: Study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector

Canada’s sugar sector supports government initiatives to seek predictable and meaningful increases in export market access to diversify markets and improve the capacity utilization and competitiveness of Canadian sugar operations. FTAs like CETA and TPP are critical because they benefit the full value chain. The industry supports timely implementation of...

January 11, 2016 - International Trade News

Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters announce strong support for TPP

After careful review of the terms of the TPP, CAFTA announced its formal support of the deal and believes it is integral to the future viability of Canada’s export-based agriculture and agri-food sector. CAFTA urges the Canadian government to sign the agreement and press for its quick ratification by all...

October 30, 2015 - International Trade News

Canadian Trade Tribunal Continues Duties on EU and US Sugar

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....

October 7, 2015 - International Trade News

Rogers Sugar Inc. Supports the Trans Pacific Partnership

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...