International Trade News

International Trade News


October 7, 2002 - International Trade News

Australia/Brazil Challenge the European Sugar Regime

On September 27, 2002, Australia and Brazil lodged formal complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the sugar subsidies paid by the European Union....

August 7, 2002 - International Trade News

WTO Update

On July 25, at the Quint meeting (Australia, Canada, EU, Japan and the US) in Japan, the US outlined an ambitious new WTO proposal to reform global agricultural trade and “level the playing field” for all countries....

July 5, 2002 - International Trade News

Support Building to Oppose US Protectionist Measures

On July 2, 2002, the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) commended the members of the US House of Representatives who voiced their opposition to a sugar amendment attached to the pending Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation....

January 23, 2002 - International Trade News

Rogers Sugar Income Fund to Acquire Lantic Sugar; Kraft Foods to Move Michigan Candy Plant to Montreal

On January 8, Rogers Sugar Income Fund announced a proposed transaction to acquire Lantic Sugar Limited of Montreal, Quebec....

December 14, 2001 - International Trade News

US Bill Threatens New Import Restrictions on Sugar-Containing Products

On December 4, the US Senate Finance Committee adopted an amendment to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, sponsored by Senators Breaux and Thomas....

December 9, 2001 - International Trade News

Doha WTO Declaration Viewed as Positive for Sugar

Canada-Costa Rica Implementation Act Passed and New Talks with Central American Countries Set to Begin...

October 21, 2001 - International Trade News

MPs Seek Assurances that Costa Rica Sugar Provisions will Never be Repeated

Ottawa - Medicine Hat M.P. Monte Solberg, spoke out yesterday on behalf of the concerns of local Taber sugar beet producers during committee hearings on Bill C-32, an Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Costa Rica. Also appearing before the committee was Bruce Webster, General Manager...

September 28, 2001 - International Trade News

Fair Trade For Canadian Sugar Depends On WTO Trade Liberalization

A study released last week by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian sugar industry view that regional trade negotiations with Central America pose a substantial threat to the future of Canada's sugar industry....

September 24, 2001 - International Trade News

Pierre Coté Joins Lantic Sugar as President and CEO

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - September 24, 2001 - Lantic Sugar Limited announced today that Mr. Pierre G. Côté is joining the company, effective October 1, 2001, as its President and Chief Executive Officer....

September 13, 2001 - International Trade News

CAFTA Conference Notice

The Canadian Agri-Food Alliance (CAFTA) is hosting an International Trade Conference, "The Way Forward", at the Executive Royal Inn in Calgary, Alberta on October 19, 2001...