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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...

July 30, 2015 - International Trade News

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

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....

July 28, 2015 - International Trade News

Opportunities and consequences of the TPP for Canada’s exporters

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...

July 2, 2015 - International Trade News

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

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...