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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...

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...