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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...

October 5, 2015 - International Trade News

Canadian Sugar Industry Supports TPP Regional Trade Integration

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...

September 30, 2015 - International Trade News

Future of Canadian Sugar Industry Dependent on Outcome of TPP Negotiations

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...

September 23, 2015 - International Trade News

Open Letter to All Federal Party Leaders – Importance of Concluding an Ambitious Trans Pacific Partnership

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...