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May 13, 2015 - International Trade News

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

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....

May 7, 2015 - International Trade News

TPP: The time is now

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...

April 8, 2015 - International Trade News

PortsToronto celebrates the arrival of the first ship – to Redpath Sugar refinery

The arrival of the first ship into the Port of Toronto is not only a sign of warmer weather, but the beginning of Toronto’s shipping season. The Port of Toronto plays an important role in Canada’s transportation network and the Toronto economy, allowing for the delivery of concrete, sand and...

March 10, 2015 - International Trade News

Statement by the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks

On news that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators will meet March 9–15, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) President Lisa Skierka today issued the following statement on the status of the TPP trade talks....

September 26, 2014 - International Trade News

Business leaders welcome new era in Canada-EU trade

Canada's business leaders welcome the conclusion of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiations. Canada has achieved a high-quality agreement that will give Canadian companies and exporters of all sizes access to the world's largest economy. The agreement will boost economic growth and create jobs in virtually...

September 3, 2014 - International Trade News

Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for an Ambitious Comprehensive Agreement through the TPP

At the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place September 1-10 in Hanoi, Vietnam, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand are calling for negotiators to uphold a high level of ambition in the trade talks and to conclude a 21st century...

May 2, 2014 - International Trade News

Safeguarding the Canadian Industry from the Diversionary Effects of the U.S. Trade Action against Mexican Sugar

On April 18, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that it would initiate an investigation to determine if the Mexican government has subsidized Mexico’s sugar production and whether that sugar is being dumped into the U.S. market. The CSI is concerned about unfairly priced surplus Mexican sugar and...

February 21, 2014 - International Trade News

Tri Nations Sugar Group Calls for High-Quality, Comprehensive TPP Agreement

Sugar industry groups in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are joining voices in calling for a high quality, comprehensive outcome for agricultural liberalisation in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement....

February 10, 2014 - International Trade News

Canada Needs High-Quality Trans Pacific Partnership Says Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

he Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance wishes to express our concern with the current state of play in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Each of our member organizations shares a common concern regarding the possibility of a non-comprehensive outcome in respect of agricultural and agri-food goods in the TPP negotiations. We...

November 28, 2013 - International Trade News

Global Sugar Alliance - WTO Ministerial Opportunity to Reinvigorate WTO Trade Reform

The Bali Ministerial meeting provides an opportunity to reinvigorate world trade talks, overcome the negotiating impasse and finally rid world agricultural trade of all export subsidies as was agreed in Hong Kong in 2005....